Business economics and
You will be offered a broad perspective
on what business is about. You will
acquire academic knowledge of and insights
into the core contents of international
business economics and management at
an academic level. The fundamentals of
business economics, macro-economics,
strategic management, marketing, financial
management, accounting and logistics will
be dealt with. Thereupon, the programme
also includes courses in HRM, comparative
international management and innovation
project management. ...
To address the first question, we analyzed data from three Education
databases and identified schools that provided loans through either the
Direct Loan Program or FFELP in each school year from 1994-95 to
2001-02. To address the second question, we surveyed financial aid
officials at schools that participated in the Direct Loan Program in
2001-02, of whom 57 percent responded to our survey. 2 We also surveyed
schools that had participated in the program for at least one school year
from 1994-95 to 2000-01 but did not participate in 2001-02.
A study in Herat province concludes that the extraordinarily high number of deaths of
women during pregnancy and childbirth are largely preventable. They are a direct
consequence of the very young marriage age for women and girls (according to UNIFEM,
54% of girls under the age of 18 are married),12 poor health and nutrition, too-frequent
childbearing, and virtually no access to gynecological and obstetrical services.
Every time I put a book online for free, I get emails from readers who want to send me
donations for the book. I appreciate their generous spirit, but I'm not interested in cash do-
nations, because my publishers are really important to me. They contribute immeasurably
to the book, improving it, introducing it to audiences I could never reach, helping me do
more with my work. I have no desire to cut them out of the loop.
But there has to be some good way to turn that generosity to good use, and I think I've
Despite a well-articulated policy framework
and effective use of the SWAp structure to
coordinate donor activities through technical
working groups, there are difficulties in
achieving translation of SRH policy into
decentralised operations at district level.
While progress with maternal and neonatal
mortality rates is encouraging, they remain
unacceptably high, and with life expectancy
at birth only 54 years for females and 52
years for males, and HIV prevalence at 12% in
young pregnant women, the challenges are
The data set we received from CIBC has 304,698 observations. Each observation
represents a customer and is described by 407 variables, both categorical and numerical.
The variable “index” gives the ID of the customer and the variable “target” describes
whether the customer had responded to the previous campaign. There are a lot of missing
values. Detailed descriptions on the meaning of each variable were not provided. All of
the observations had received the direct promotion.
The Japanese love their landscapes tamed and manicured, more parks than
They like artfully to prune their pines, cultivate simple flower
and rock gardens, arrange a waterfall, attract some geese, walk a path with a
geometrically rising curve, look back, and enjoy the moon rising over the
temple, silhouetting it all. They are hardly interested in admiring a pristine
ecosystem or geological formations.
The process used to reach this defining point included the coordination of
concept development, collection of expert testimony, organization of multi-
disciplinary workshops, listening sessions, priority ranking exercises, and team-
based action planning. A unique aspect of the process has been the breadth of
professional experts involved, from growers to chemists, to biotechnologists,
to petroleum-derived material scientists, to marketers of renewable and non-
renewable products. Further details are given in the appendices....
We study weekly portfolio returns from 23 developed markets. We choose to
study returns at a weekly frequency to avoid the problems caused by nonsyn-
chronous trading around the world at higher frequencies. All returns are U.S.
dollar denominated, and we calculate excess returns by subtracting the U.S.
weekly T-bill rate, which is obtained from the Center for Research in Security
Prices (CRSP) riskfree file.
1 Our selection of developed countries matches the
countries currently in the Morgan Stanley Developed Country Index. Data for
the United States are from Compustat and CRSP.
The possibility of unsafe abortion should be reduced through the provision of good quality,
affordable and accessible abortion services, within the limits of the law. Quality family planning
services also reduce the prevalence of abortion.
Women and their communities should be sensitized to the importance of seeking timely
care for the symptoms of reproductive tract infection, and for the need to receive clinical care
under safe and clean conditions.
the Somali people have suffered through decades
of poverty, under-investment, conflict, insecurity,
displacements and natural disasters. reproductive
health suffers considerably in such an environment, as
more than in any other field of health, meeting needs
depends on a comprehensive, functioning health
recent survey and health information such as the last
MicS in 2006 reaffirm the high levels of need of women
in Somalia (high fertility and high maternal mortality
- MMr 1,400/100,000 live births) and low levels of
access to quality services.
It’s a treat to be invited to keynote The Money Show again, and a special delight this
year. Why? Because we are also here to hold the fifth annual get-together of “the Bogleheads”
of the Internet. I understand that the Vanguard Diehards site, originally established in 1998 and
readily accessible on the Morningstar website, now attracts an average of 25,000 “unique
visitors” (in the contemporary vernacular) each day.
In 1969 President Nixon introduced an NIT called the Family Assis-
tance Plan (FAP) that would have replaced the AFDC program. Although
it enjoyed widespread initial support, the FAP was subsequently attacked
by liberals as being insuﬃciently generous and by conservatives as being
overly expensive and having insuﬃciently stringent work requirements.
Russell Long, then chair of the Senate Finance Committee, opposed the
FAP and, as an alternative, designed a proposal targeted at those willing to
RREEF Real Estate’s primary goal is to preserve capital
through managing investment risks across economic,
market and property factors. We believe that sustainability,
environmental quality, and resource consumption present
risks that should be managed by the same structure and
process as other risks. investment decisions are based on
sound research and due diligence information collected
and reviewed in a systematic fashion.
Organic farms extend from market gardens clustered near Australia’s big cities, to dairy farms
scattered along the East Coast to vast cattle stations in the outback. But the organic industry
in Australia is more than the sum of its farms. It is composed of processing facilities, logistics
operations, wholesalers, retailers, exporters, certification organisations and a range of other
individuals and organisations.
The first point is that you want to only daytrade stocks that are doing at least 500,000 shares per day. The
more,the better. Large overall daily volume in the stock makes it easier for you to get in and get out in rapid
fashion which is of the utmost importance when your timeframe for holding the trade is short. If the stock
is not trading much, you do not want to be the one holding the bag when you cannot get out because there is
just nobody supporting the bid.
The second factor when...
Furthermore, Fisher’s estimate and the estimate based on NYSE and Flow of Funds
data are very close to that found by Jovanovic and Rousseau (2001). Jovanovic and Rousseau
use data from all of the major and minor exchanges, such as the NYSE, the regional exchanges,
and the over-the-counter market. They compute estimates of the market value of all domestic
corporations comparable to estimates of the Flow of Funds after 1945. (See their appendix
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Atlas is the result of a collaboration
between the World Health Organization, the World Psychiatric Association
Presidential Global Programme on Child Mental Health and the International
Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Allied Professions.
Myron Belfer was the overall project manager for the Child and Adolescent
Mental Health Atlas with the guidance and support of Shekhar Saxena.
We present an array of force spectroscopy experiments that aim
to identify the role of solvent hydrogen bonds in protein folding
and chemical reactions at the single-molecule level. In our experiments
we control the strength of hydrogen bonds in the solvent
environment by substituting water (H2O) with deuterium oxide
(D2O). Using a combination of force protocols, we demonstrate
that protein unfolding, protein collapse, protein folding and a
chemical reaction are affected in different ways by substituting
H2O with D2O.
It has been transformed from the anatomical match into a burnt match. If you had to draw
a burnt match you wouldn't say to yourself, "Okay, this is the anatomy of a match." No,
you would say, "This is a match whose anatomy has been burnt and twisted into an
agonizing shape. A shape that if I imagine myself being in that state—if I feel what has
happened to that match has happened also to me—then this is the feeling that I have to
draw, to portray."
We must be emotional about our subject whether it has to do with...