London’s role as the pre-eminent
financial centre in Europe has served to
create a depth and breadth of markets
that underpins demand for office space
in both the City and its surrounding
sub-markets in Docklands and
Midtown. Finance, insurance and real
estate (“FIRE”) employment in London
(Figure 5) has shown a 1.1% per annum
increase since the early 1980s, mirroring
the increase in stock.
What have been the impacts of the GGDP-generated maize technologies? In the absence of reliable baseline data, it was not
possible to calculate quantitative measures of project impact. Based on farmers’ qualitative judgments, however, it is clear that
adoption of the GGDP-generated technologies has been associated with significant farm-level productivity gains (measured
in terms of maize yields) and noticeable increases in the income earned from sales of maize. Impacts on the nutritional status
of rural households, however, appear to have been less pronounced.
One of the ten principles of economics highlighted in chapter 1 is that trade can make everyone better off. This principle explains why people trade with their neighbors and why nations trade with other nations. In this chapter we examine this principle more closely. What exactly do people gain when they trade with one another? Why do people choose to become interdependent?
By its nature, engineering is a quantitative discipline. Product metrics help software engineers gain insight into the design and construction of the software they build by focusing on specific, measurable attributes of software engineering work products. Chapter 23 provides knowledge of product metrics.
It is intended that this book be suitable for a variety of engineers and ecologists, who
may wish to gain an introduction to the rapidly growing field of ecological and
environmental modelling. An understanding of the fundamentals of environmental
problems and ecology, as presented for instance in the textbook Principles of
Environmental Science and Technology is assumed. Furthermore, it is assumed that
the reader has either a fundamental knowledge of differential equations and matrix
calculations or has read the Appendix, which gives a brief introduction to these
Other Comprehensive Income
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1. Changes in the market value of securities available for sale (described in Chapter 12). 2. Gains, losses, and amendment costs for pensions and other postretirement plans (described in Chapter 17). 3. When a derivative is designated as a cash flow hedge is adjusted to fair value, the gain or loss is deferred as a component of comprehensive income and included in...
Biofuels are gaining public and scientific attention driven by high oil prices, the need for energy
security and global warming concerns. There are various social, economic, environmental
and technical issues regarding biofuel production and its practical use. This book is
intended to address these issues by providing viewpoints written by professionals in the
field and the book also covers the economic and environmental impact of biofuels.
This text includes 14 chapters contributed by experts around world on the economy, evironment
and sustainability of biofuel production and use.
It is widely acknowledged that over the last 30 years or so we have
experienced a dramatic increase in the globalisation of economic activity.
International trade, cross-border investment, portfolio capital flows
and migration have all increased. As a consequence economies have
become more open and more interdependent. Because economies have
become more ‘joined-up’, national welfare has become more sensitive to
events and developments beyond national frontiers, which is one of the
reasons why globalisation has become a controversial issue.
In this day and age of ever-shorter time schedules and increasing expectations of productivity gains in every aspect of engineering activity, creative problem solving has become prominent among the most important skills that engineers possess. Unfortunately, in the day-to-day intensity of the search for new engineering solutions, it is easy to lose touch with the foundations of that creativity.
To summarize, our study provides the rst evidence of local stock-picking skills of country-
focused mutual funds. Further, we show that these skills are time-varying, and are best captured
through the use of macroeconomic variables. To return to the issue of industry vs. country in
Europe, we nd evidence that much more eort is spent on managing and oering country-focused
funds, although sector-focused funds are gaining in popularity in Europe. As such, it appears that
the industry vs. country debate is not yet resolved in the asset management world.
We have consistently found that in order to gain lasting commitment to the sales training process, we
must recognize that people are different and they need the flexibility to incorporate what they already
know with the new ideas we bring; this is the only way to get sincere and lasting buy-in and ownership.
Beyond a base level of common program methodology and standards, we work privately with each
participant to custom-tailor a plan that works with their unique personality, style and comfort level.
Large proportion in total equity AUM is asset under management of LTF and RMF-equity
funds as documented in Table 4 Panel A. LBs have largest market share in LTF and RMF-equity
throughout 2006 to 2010. LTF and RMF-equity market shares of LBs have grown from 51.25% in
2006 to 67.96% in 2010. LTF and RMF-equity gain their popularity via commercial bank distribution
channels as indicated in the last column of Table 6. Market share of all AMCs related with commercial
banks (BR) increased from 73.71% in 2006 to 87.02% in 2010. The findings lead to the conclusion that
Nevertheless, the WTO Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) provides Members—both developing
and developed—with certain flexibilities to pursue sustainable development objectives like
protecting the environment as well as preserving a viable rural farming sector. Mostly developed
countries have gained some experience in developing such policies since they had to restructure
their rural production sectors already with the beginning of industrialization.
These studies are all interconnected. For the market and financial studies,
the promoter may appoint economic advisers because a major problem to be
resolved is how large should the project be (in terms of output or capacity)
and whether it would be economic to phase the construction in stages.
The feasibility studies will need to investigate different options for provid-
ing the output, to ascertain how practicable it is to adopt phased construction,
and what difference this would cause to capital outlays and their timing.
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pattern contrasts with the monthly payments typically associated with
AFDC/TANF and food stamps, and it may provide a way to gain addi-
tional insight into the nature of credit markets and consumption behavior
for low-income families.
Our goal in section 3.5 is to summarize succinctly what has been done,
to evaluate the strengths of this work, and to identify areas where addi-
tional work could be useful to either verify existing conjectures or alter
what we thought was known.
This can be a career change, personal change, such as gaining or losing weight, quitting smoking
or changing a relationship dynamic, along with a myriad of other situations.
As a result of my work in the school as a part time counselor, I was able to secure contracts at
other schools for part-time work. I developed numerous PowerPoint presentations on a range of
issues such as anti-bullying programs, substance abuse prevention programs, and peer counseling
programs and now offer these workshops to other schools, as well as consult on a variety of
mental health issues.
Seagram acquired substantially all of the outstanding PolyGram
shares. On that date, Philips received NLG 11,531 million in cash and 47,831,952 Seagram
shares representing approximately 12% of the outstanding Seagram shares. The sale of
PolyGram resulted in a gain of NLG 10,675 million, or NLG 29.65 per share, free of taxes.
In order to gain insight into the Company’s cash flows, earnings capacity and financial
position, the information about discontinued operations has been segregated from the
information about continuing operations.
Transactional costs are a large burden for Georgian lenders. Agricultural borrowers live and
farm in remote locations compared to major cities where banks tend to locate branch offices.
When one considers distance and the required routine monitoring of business activities, the
transactional cost for long-term loans is higher than other loan products. In addition to
transactional costs, the bank overhead costs in Georgia are high. According to a recent
World Bank review on the financial sector, overhead costs range between 14-18% of earning
Thus a study was designed to examine if significant levels of canola meal and DDGS can be
used in market turkey diets and to determine which amino acids (tryptophan, isoleucine,
arginine) may limit performance with diets containing canola and DDGS.
Nicholas male poults were placed in starting pens at one day of age and reared to 5 weeks of age.
Poults were fed a pre-experimental diet designed for best rate of gain. At 5 weeks of age the
birds were randomly distributed into 98 pens with 10 birds per pen. Room temperature at 5 wks