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Riding the Indian Tiger

The authors know India from border to border and certainly are able to convey their confidence in writing about this complex country. The book is really aimed at small and medium-size businesses looking to learn more about the country and its customs with an eye to doing business there. They begin with a brief history which is quite superficial, unfortunately. From there, they go region by region, highlighting specific industries, go...

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Credit Risk Assessment

At the time I read the book, the massive capital infusion from the government seems to have put a bandage on the bleeding financial market. Even Wells Fargo, who took $25B in TARP money, was to announce $3B Q1 profit for 2009. The book walks the reader through the causes of the financial crisis in an unbiased manner - weighing no one party's responsibility more than the other; even the regulators are brought in the analysis. A sectio...

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Bank 3.0: Why Banking Is No Longer Somewhere You Go But Something You Do

I work in the banking technology and user experience software design industry. The book focuses on the future of disruptive technologies that will change the way we use money in the US and all over the world. The book offers insights into the future banking industry, but rid of conjecture and full of intelligent views from Brett that are heavily and thoughtfully researched, there is no fluff in this book. So while you may not be in t...

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The Liquidity Management Guide: From Policy to Pitfalls

The Liquidity Risk Management Guide is a very effective attempt to put a framework to understand, quantify, and risk-manage banks’ exposure to funding gaps and funding risks. Gudni Adalsteinsson successfully manages to combine sound research with his own hands-on experience at a number of important financial institutions. I found the reading approachable, no-nonsense and compelling in its attempt to demystify liquidity as an asset cl...

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Corporate Management, Governance, and Ethics Best Practices

Professor Vallabhaneni's latest offering is a comprehensive yet concise guide to the very best in best practices in enterprise management. This book is the logical follow on to Vallabhaneni's pioneering leadership in founding the Association of Professionals in Business Management (APBM) and the Certified Business Manager (CBM) professional designation. Clear and well organized, Corporate Management, Governance, and Ethics Best Pract...

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Accounting, Auditing and Governance for Takaful Operations

A comprehensive guide to current issues and practices in governance for Takaful and re-Takaful operations As the global demand for Islamic insurance products increases, a thorough understanding of Takaful principles is vital for accountants, auditors, and leaders of companies offering these products. This book covers the basic accounting principles and practices of Takaful operations, including the segregation of assets, liabilities,...

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Making Sense of the Dollar

However, I highly recommend this book to other students thanks to its legibility. Understanding the concepts in this book will enable you to challenge the widely-taught class materials in international trade and elevate yourself above the rest. This book takes a fresh look at the way that both investors and policy makers should look at global flows in aggregate to determine whether imbalances are forming. The historical accounting st...

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Global Pension Crisis

In Dr. Marin's words, the retired generation, "These are builders of your country and they deserve a long and healthy life and a decent retirement. They are, indeed, your parents" - speaks his heart. The framework discussed in the book using demographics and GDP projections estimates the pension fund gap and pension burden the world is going to face in the next 40 years. The book looks at alternative investments like hedge funds that...

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Secrets of Swiss Banking

In my 72 years i have purchased only one book twice in the same week, so i can share it and have a copy to keep. this is that book. the great insight shown in the front substantiation, is intense and spot on accurate , foretelling the events that actually transpired in the half decade after its publication.while much of the problems that could be avoided by using the book have been eliminated or moderated, there is still a method in ...