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Recommending Books for Purchase (Bulletin 148 - June 2021): Finance
Accounting: text and cases by Robert N Anthony
Publication Date: 2019-11-29
Description: Accounting: text and cases (the financial Accounting chapters), 13th edition focuses on the core courses of financial accounting. The new adapted edition covers Indian cases, new topical coverage and Indian accounting Standards without disturbing the content flow of us edition. There are 65+ cases at the br>Chapter end which are combination of classical Harvard style cases and extended problems, total 11 New cases are added to the 13th revised and updated edition.
1. Decision making approach
2. Newly added topics like balance sheet of start-ups,, loss vs valuation, challenges in revenue recognition in cash back/ Vouchers/ discount at other businesses, Inventory for MMT, oyo and air bnb, India’s corporate debt markets and accounting performance versus market performance
3. Diverse cases focusing on a variety of businesses to demonstrate wide range and applicability of accounting concepts. 10 New cases are added to explain financial Accounting like new private Banks in India, Inventory at MMT and oyo, Indigo airlines and related party transactions and Tesla Ltd.
4. Coverage of international Financial report standards (if Rs) and Indian accounting Standards
5. Br>chapter end problems.
Bankruptcy Investing - How to Profit from Distressed Companies by Ben Branch; Hugh Ray
Publication Date: 2007-02-01
Description: This topical and easily understood handbook explains how bankruptcy can affect a corporation and its capital structure and how investors can profit from the corporate bankruptcy process.
Blockchain technology by S Chandramouli
Publication Date: 2020-08-09
Description: Blockchain Technology explains blockchain in simple terms, guiding the reader through the nuances of how this revolutionary concept builds on the distributed database system to redefine how we store, move and update data. The book covers the application areas of blockchain in great detail and spells out the crucial difference between Bitcoin and the broader blockchain technology. The gradual flow of chapters traces the history of blockchain from cryptocurrencies to blockchain technology platforms and applications that are adopted by mainstream financial and industrial domains worldwide due to their ease of use, increased security and transparency. Incorporating four useful case studies, this book is a much-needed curriculum aid for university students and for those planning to enter the software industry.
British Business in Asia since 1860 by R. P. T. Davenport-Hines (Editor); Geoffrey Jones (Editor)
Publication Date: 2003-10-30
Description: Eight leading business historians examine the role of British business in Iran, India, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Russian Asia, and Japan. The primary focus is on the impact of British commerce in the region, and the essays, based on research in British business archives and government papers, discuss the activities and performance of British companies.
China's Belt and Road Initiative and RMB Internationalization by Gang Meng; Zheneng Wu
Publication Date: 2020-03-01
Description: The Chinese economy has long been emphasizing globalization. Many factors including domestic currency policies, exchange policies and cross-border capital flow are becoming increasingly complex. Therefore, China is steadily pushing forward RMB internationalization to meet the market requirements emerging from global cooperation that has resulted from the Belt and Road Initiative.In the perspective of currency development, the internationalization of RMB is a general trend and a historical choice. As an important measure of China to fully open up and integrate with international community, the Belt and Road Initiative intends to effectively connect relevant countries, from different areas such as policies, roads, trade, capital and popular support. The financial cooperation based on domestic currencies is an important aspect of the Belt and Road Initiative, and an important means to meet the financial needs of various countries. Financing of Belt and Road Initiative-related projects is clearly helpful for China in adopting more active policies in capital account convertibility and RMB internationalization and to accelerate the process of RMB internationalization.
Corporate and Investment Banking by Fidelio Tata
Publication Date: 2020-07-20
Description: This book provides unique information to prepare graduates and newly hired corporate and investment banking professionals for a career in the global markets environment of large universal and international investment banks. It shows the interrelationship between the three specific business functions of sales, trading, and research, as well as the interaction with corporate and institutional clients. The book fills a gap in the available literature by linking financial market theory to the practical aspects of day-to-day operations on a trading floor and offers a taxonomy of the current banking business, providing an in-depth analysis of the main market participants in the global markets ecosystem. Engaging the reader with case studies, anecdotes, and industry color, the book addresses the risks and opportunities of the global markets business in today's global financial markets both from a theoretical and from a practitioner's perspective and focuses on the most important fixed-income financial instruments from a pricing, risk-management, and client-marketing perspective.
Digital Finance by Perry H. Beaumont
Publication Date: 2020-09-25
Description: The internet is dramatically transforming the way business is done, particularly for financial services. Digital Financetakes a thoughtful look at how the industry is evolving, and it explains how to integrate concepts of digital finance into existing traditional finance platforms. This book explores what successful companies are doing to maximize their opportunities in this context and offers suggestions on how to introduce digital finance into a firm's structure. Specific strategies for a digital future are presented, alongside numerous case studies that explore key attributes of success. In recognition of the rapidly evolving nature of finance today, Digital Financeis accompanied by a website maintained by the author (PerryBeaumont.com), as well as links to other content with insightful articles, analyses, and opinions. For both practitioners and students of finance, Digital Financeprovides a rich context for a better understanding of the landscape of finance today, and lays the foundation for us to process and create the financial innovations of tomorrow.
Don't Fall for It by Ben Carlson
Publication Date: 2020-01-02
Description: Learn financial and business lessons from some of the biggest frauds in history Why does financial fraud persist? History is full of sensational financial frauds and scams. Enron was forced to declare bankruptcy after allegations of massive accounting fraud, wiping out $78 billion in stock market value. Bernie Madoff, the largest individual fraudster in history, built a $65 billion Ponzi scheme that ultimately resulted in his being sentenced to 150 years in prison. People from all walks of life have been scammed out of their money: French and British nobility looking to get rich quickly, farmers looking for a miracle cure for their health ailments, several professional athletes, and some of Hollywood's biggest stars. No one is immune from getting deceived when money is involved. Don't Fall For It is a fascinating look into some of the biggest financial frauds and scams ever. This compelling book explores specific instances of financial fraud as well as some of the most successful charlatans and hucksters of all-time. Sharing lessons that apply to business, money management, and investing, author Ben Carlson answers questions such as: Why do even the most intelligent among us get taken advantage of in financial scams? What make fraudsters successful? Why is it often harder to stay rich than to get rich? Each chapter in examines different frauds, perpetrators, or victims of scams. These real-life stories include anecdotes about how these frauds were carried out and discussions of what can be learned from these events. This engaging book: Explores the business and financial lessons drawn from some of history's biggest frauds Describes the conditions under which fraud tends to work best Explains how people can avoid being scammed out of their money Suggests practical steps to reduce financial fraud in the future Don't Fall For It: A Short History of Financial Scams is filled with engrossing real-life stories and valuable insights, written for finance professionals, investors, and general interest readers alike.
Financial Accounting for Management by Paresh Shah
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
Description: Financial Accounting for Management 3e is intended for the 1st semester students of MBA. With its application-oriented approach including examples using the three columnar ledger account format, the book will be useful for students and professionals, both.The book is divided into 20 chapters and 5 parts. Part I on Fundamentals of Accounting discusses the modern approach of accounting, balance sheet and income statement. Part II on Recognition and Types of Transactions covers revenue and expense recognition, non-current and current assets, capital andliabilities. Part III on Preparation of Financial Statements discusses bank reconciliation, financial statements preparation and accounting from incomplete records.Part IV on Analytical Accounting covers average due date, account current and negotiable instruments and cash flow statements. Part V on Special Topics includes Foreign Exchange Accounting, Regulatory Framework on Accounting and Reporting and Contemporary Accounting.
Fixed income markets and their derivatives by Suresh Sundaresan
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
Description: The 3e of this well-respected textbook continues the tradition of providing clear and concise explanations for fixed income securities, pricing, and markets. The book matches well with fixed income securities courses. The book's organization emphasizes institutions in the first part, analytics in the second, selected segments of fixed income markets in the third, and fixed income derivatives in the fourth. This enables instructors to customize the material to suit their course structure and the mathematical ability of their students.
* New material on Credit Default Swaps, Collateralized Debt Obligations, and an intergrated discussion of the Credit Crisis have been added.
*Online Resources for instructors on password protected website provides worked out examples for each chapter.
* A detailed description of all key financial terms is provided in a glossary at the back of the book.
Foundations of finance: the logic and practice of financial management by Arthur J Keown
Publication Date: 2020-10-01
Description: Foundations of Finance retains its foundational approach to the key concepts of finance, bolstered by real-world vignettes, cases, and problem exercises. Utilizing five principles, which are presented at the beginning of the book and applied throughout, the authors introduce a multi-step approach to financial problem solving that appeals to students at all levels, math and numerical skills. As in previous editions, the Ninth Edition focuses on valuation and opens every chapter with a vignette based on financial decisions faced by contemporary, real-world companies and firms. Other highly useful features include mini cases, cautionary tales, lists of key terms, and a discussion of ethics. Revised and updated, the newest edition includes new lecture videos, financial thinking, user feedback, and lessons from the recent economic crisis. Features: - Five Principles, presented at the beginning of the book, provide students with a strong foundation of the key concepts in finance so they are able to apply such principles outside of class to real-life situations. Principle 1: Cash Flow Is What Matters Principle 2: Money Has a Time Value Principle 3: Risk Requires a Reward Principle 4: Market Prices are Generally Right Principle 5: Conflicts of Interest Can Cause Agency Problems - A Focus on Valuation. Although many professors and instructors make valuation the central theme of their course, students often lose sight of this focus when reading their text. The authors have revised this edition to reinforce this focus in the content and organization of the text: Five finance principles provide the foundation for the valuation of any investment. - New topics are introduced in the context of “what is the value proposition?” and “how is the value of the enterprise affected?”
Fundamentals of corporate finance by Jonathan Berk
Publication Date: 2019-03-10
Description: About the Book: Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 3rd Edition FEATURES NEW! Using Excel boxes have been expanded and provide hands-on instruction of how to use Excel to solve financial problems and include screenshots to serve as a guide for students.. NEW! Time value of money chapters have been reorganized to quickly build the fundamental concepts and then apply them to both annual and more frequent cash flows NEW! New centralized coverage of financial ratios in a specific section in Chapter 2 provides students with the tools to analyze financial statements. NEW! Over 50 new problems have been added and many others refined, with the authors again personally writing and solving
Happy money: the Japanese art of making peace with your money by Ken
Publication Date: 2019-06-04
Description: Look around you - what do you see? You may discover to your surprise that the people who are most at peace with money are the ones who walk nimbly between having too little and having too much. They have found a balance between indulgence and austerity; between success and happiness; between motivation and inspiration; and between any number of other poles we tend to think of as either/or choices, but which in reality are simply posts on either side of a doorway through which we must pass.
For many of us the subject of money is unavoidably stressful. Managing our personal finances is complicated, time consuming and often, particularly in the slow countdown to pay day, dispiriting. The good news is that in Japan - where a Zen approach to life is more widely practiced - a pathway to a better relationship with money is being carved, by Ken Honda.
This beautifully written book will reinvent the way you see your personal finances. You will come to understand that money flows like water and arrives like a guest. You'll rethink your own attitudes and examine the way they were shaped by beliefs about money you were taught as a child. When we heal the fear and anxiety we have about money, we successfully achieve prosperity and peace.
Take the zen path to financial security and happiness.
Management of recovery in corporate and infrastructure accounts by Amareshwar Mishra
Publication Date: 2019-01-01
Monetary foundations of the Raj by Sanjay Garg (Editor)
Publication Date: 2019-01-01
Description: "In the administration of colonial finances, the monetary policy of the Imperial power relating to their dependencies had tremendous impact on the colonial economy. The British East India Company, in 1835 was able to introduce a universal currency in all its Indian possessions which proved to be a landmark in the economic consolidation of the British rule in India. This volume presents an account of the monetary policies adopted by the British East India Company by which it was successful in securing full control over money supply – the life blood of a monetized economy. This, in turn, affected almost every aspect of India's colonial economy and played a crucial role in laying the foundation for its colonial subjugation. In this unique anthology, published studies along with unpublished archival records have been integrated into an overall theme. Together with a comprehensive bibliography-cum-list for further readings this volume is aimed to serve as a veritable reference tool."
Money: the true story of a made-up thing by Jacob Goldstein
Publication Date: 2020-01-01
Description: "What is money anyway, and where and why did it originate? According to Jacob Goldstein, this made-up thing has evolved over centuries and takes different forms based on technological advances, the needs of society, and often the crazy ideas of outliers on the fringes. Told through witty, historical anecdotes, Goldstein demystifies this ever-evolving tool from the invention of the first coins in Mesopotamia, to how China invented paper money centuries before it appeared in the west, how at one point in Sweden men carried giant "coins" on their backs to pay for goods, to the gold standard, pound sterling, origins of the Euro, mutual funds, bitcoin and a cashless society. Money presents entertaining tales of fascinating characters who fundamentally changed our monetary systems such as Genghis Khan, John Law, a convicted murderer and professional gambler, the Luddites, and the anarchist cyberpunks who created bitcoin. Through these major movements we see the rise and fall of various financial institutions: central banks, the stock market, the Federal Reserve, and the shadow institutions like Lehman Brothers that helped create the financial crisis of 2008. Lively and accessible and full of interesting tidbits (the word "banker" comes from the Venetian "bench sitters"-or "banchieri"-of the 1600s who guarded the gold) Goldstein looks at the evolution of money (whose definition appears to be, if we all agree it's money, then it is money) and confronts its true purpose and who it is supposed to be for"--
Paris-Princeton Lectures on Mathematical Finance 2010 by Areski Cousin; Peter Tankov; René Carmona (Editor); Erhan Cinlar (Volume Editor); Ivar Ekeland (Volume Editor); Jose A. Scheinkman (Editor); Nizar Touzi (Editor); Stéphane Crépey; Olivier Guéant; David Hobson; Monique Jeanblanc; Jean-Michel Lasry; Jean-Paul Laurent; Pierre-Louis Lions
Publication Date: 2011-06-29
Description: The Paris-Princeton Lectures in Financial Mathematics, of which this is the fourth volume, publish cutting-edge research in self-contained, expository articles from outstanding specialists - established or on the rise! The aim is to produce a series of articles that can serve as an introductory reference source for research in the field. The articles are the result of frequent exchanges between the finance and financial mathematics groups in Paris and Princeton. The present volume sets standards with five articles by:1. Areski Cousin, Monique Jeanblanc and Jean-Paul Laurent, 2. Stéphane Crépey, 3. Olivier Guéant, Jean-Michel Lasry and Pierre-Louis Lions, 4. David Hobson and 5. Peter Tankov.
The Code of Capital by Katharina Pistor
Publication Date: 2020-11-03
Description: A compelling explanation of how the law shapes the distribution of wealth What is it that transforms a simple object, an idea, or a promise to pay into an asset that creates wealth? Katharina Pistor explains how, behind closed doors in the offices of private attorneys, capital is created--and why this little-known activity is one of the biggest reasons for the widening wealth gap between the holders of capital and everybody else. A powerful new way of thinking about one of the most pernicious problems of our time, The Code of Capital explores the various ways that debt, complex financial products, and other assets are selectively coded to protect and reproduce private wealth. This provocative book paints a troubling portrait of the pervasive global nature of the code, the people who shape it, and the governments that enforce it.
The Politics of Public Budgeting by Irene S. Rubin
Publication Date: 2019-02-22
Description: Using a "power struggles" theme to examine the dynamics of budgeting, Rubin's classic text shines a bright light on the political jockeying between interest groups, parties, officials, policymakers, and the public. Expert at explaining budgeting changes over time, Rubin sets issues like the federal deficit and health care expenditures in political and comparative context. Analyzing each strand of the decision-making process, Rubin shows the extraordinary coordination involved in passing a budget and achieving accountability.
The psychology of money by Morgan Housel
Publication Date: 2020-09-01
Description: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness doing well with money isn’t necessarily about what you know. It’s about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people. How to manage money, invest it, and make business decisions are typically considered to involve a lot of mathematical calculations, where data and formulae tell us exactly what to do. But in the real world, people don’t make financial decisions on a spreadsheet. They make them at the dinner table, or in a meeting room, where personal history, your unique view of the world, ego, pride, marketing, and odd incentives are scrambled together. In the psychology of money, the author shares 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money and teaches you how to make better sense of one of life’s most important matters.
The South Sea Bubble by John Carswell
Publication Date: 2011-10-01
Description: This classic account of the first great British financial scandal is a brilliant recreation of eighteenth-century social and economic life and will interest anyone fascinated by scandal, corruption, and human vanity.
The Story of Silver by William L. Silber
Publication Date: 2021-01-12
Description: How silver influenced two hundred years of world history, and why it matters today This is the story of silver's transformation from soft money during the nineteenth century to hard asset today, and how manipulations of the white metal by American president Franklin D. Roosevelt during the 1930s and by the richest man in the world, Texas oil baron Nelson Bunker Hunt, during the 1970s altered the course of American and world history. Silver has been the preferred shelter against government defaults, political instability, and inflation for most people in the world because it is cheaper than gold. The white metal has been the place to hide when conventional investments sour, but it has also seduced sophisticated investors throughout the ages like a siren. This book explains how powerful figures, up to and including Warren Buffett, have come under silver's thrall, and how its history guides economic and political decisions in the twenty-first century.
The Vulture Investors by Hilary Rosenberg
Publication Date: 2000-02-07
Description: "What kinds of investors actually choose to make their living by seeking out troubled companies and becoming mired in the complexities and contentiousness of a bankruptcy or out-of-court workout?" - Hilary Rosenberg (from The Vulture Investors) Welcome to the big-time, big-stress-and big-profit-world of vulture investing. From the eleventh-hour save of Donald Trump's casinos, to the tempestuous history of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, to the rocky restructuring of the massive Revco discount drugstore chain, Hilary Rosenberg takes us on a fast-moving journey through some of the major bankruptcies of the 1980s and 1990s-and brings to life the infamous, talented arbiters at the heart of their recovery. Meet the so-called "vulture investors" who cast their sights on distressed concerns, buy out debt, and skillfully forge their way to rich returns. Quietly upstaging the flashier corporate tycoons and raiders of the previous decade, men like Leon Black, Ronald LaBow, Sam Zell, Talton Embry, and Martin Whitman have helped to make a more efficient market in this obscure sector of investment, and their success may even inspire the quickly evolving business cultures of Asia and Latin America. The vulture investors made their way to the forefront of American business during the troubled period when declaring bankruptcy became commonplace among debt-heavy companies. Buying out debt and seeing through the rehabilitation of companies as well-known as Sunbeam and Bloomingdale's, these unique players have changed the face of the distressed securities market. In her own animated, absorbing, and original style, Hilary Rosenberg creates thoroughly researched reenactments of the vultures' greatest exploits to offer an intriguing examination of their methods and their madness-and reveals the important role of these controversial characters in aiding worldwide economic recovery. Praise for The Vulture Investors "A lively account of the hardy band of investors who look for-and find-gold in capitalism's junk pile. Rosenberg not only tells their stories with captivating relish but weighs the overall economic impact of their exploits. This book is a valuable introduction to 1990s-style deal-making." - Chris Welles, Senior Editor, Business Week "In a tour de force of punchy business writing, Rosenberg dissects a little-known but increasingly common high-stakes financial game: preying on companies in distress. . . . The author relates these intricate, suspenseful narratives in a clear, lively style that always instructs and often amuses." - Publishers Weekly "Reads like a good suspense novel." - Library Journal
Warren Buffett: the Life, Lessons and Rules for Success by Influential Individuals
Publication Date: 2017-07-15
Description: Warren Buffett: The Life, Lessons & Rules For Success He's been consistently voted one of the wealthiest people in the world. Time Magazine also voted him as one of the most influential people in the world; widely considered to be the most successful investor of the entire 20th century. In short, Warren Buffett is a boss. The man knows a thing or two about success. With a net worth of $77.1 billion, the billionaire investor's fabled business acumen has inspired everything from investment books to college courses. He is known to favor long-term investment strategies, like dollar cost averaging, which encourages the regular purchase of the same investment over time. He also has long-standing holdings in the Coca-Cola Company, Apple, and American Express among others. His now infamous letters to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders help shed light into how the man they call the "Oracle of Omaha," reads the tealeaves. This book takes a look at Buffett's life. From humble beginnings in Omaha, up to present day where the 86 year old is still going strong. We take a look at his first taste of business at the ripe old age of 6, following on with his major successes and failures along the way. The aim of this book is to be educational and inspirational with actionable principles you can incorporate into your own life straight from the great man himself. *INCLUDING* 25 Most Memorable Quotes & 15 Success Principles to Live by Don't wait, grab your copy today!
Wealth by Richard P. Rojeck
Publication Date: 2019-08-20
Description: With few exceptions, books on personal finance focus on investing. And with few exceptions, these same books focus on the general public. This book takes a comprehensive approach to the subject, directed to the ultra-high net worth reader, filling this void. While there is no shortage of experts in legal, tax, investment, and other matters, in many ways, ultra-high net worth individuals are underserved, even as they are confronted with potentially increasing challenges to the growth and protection of their wealth. Planning strategies lacking a foundation of client-driven values and purpose, coordination and a mechanism for ongoing review and maintenance result in suboptimal outcomes. As a Certified Financial Planner Professional with over 30 years of experience serving individuals with substantial wealth, Richard Rojeck presents an alternative approach, one based upon a comprehensive planning process. He addresses the eight key planning areas for the ultra-high net worth individual, describing the top strategies within each. He challenges you to assess your current planning and provides guidance on how to select an often-missing member of the advisory team. With a readable and approachable style, this book will help you more effectively grow and protect your assets for yourself, your family, and your charitable causes.