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Cryptocurrency market has been growing fast since its emergence in recent years. Moreover, digital finance has forged the convergence of profit motives with social objectives creating a class of large FinTech companies. In addition, the underlying technology innovation may be applied to a wide range of industries, not limited to financial sector. Yet, few researches have been done to study these phenomena. Hence, it is the task of this book to shed light on the introduction and trends in FinTech, blockchain and token sales.
Inclusive FinTech: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and ICO hopes to dispel the many misconceptions about blockchain and cryptocurrencies (especially bitcoin, Initial Crypto-Token Offering or ICO), as well as the idea that businesses can be sustainable without a social dimension going forward. It is written for those who are looking for a switch from their career to something more meaningful and sustainable, as well as those who want a deeper understanding of where to search for business opportunities. Most important of all, this book seeks to change the mindset of a whole new generation that is familiar with digital economy and yearns for a more just and equitable world.
Contents: Overview of FinTech; Digital Currency, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency; Introduction to Initial
Crypto-Token Offering (ICO); The Characteristics of Token Investors; Blockchain: An Introduction;
Blockchain: A Technical Introduction; Inclusive FinTech; FinTech in Singapore; FinTech in ASEAN;
Regional Trends and FinTech Future;
Readership:Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals working in
financial institutions and on financial technology worldwide.
Systematic introduction and analysis of token sales, the investors and blockchain
Illustration on Financial Inclusion and Impact Investment that would be the sought-after
asset classes of the future
Insightful analysis on FinTech in ASEAN
Wiley’s 11th Hour Final Review Guide for 2018 Level I CFA Exam compacts all sixty readings tested on the 2018 CFA exam into one portable volume. Organized in order from Reading #1 to #60, this best-selling guide has helped thousands of candidates from over one-hundred countries pass the CFA exam. Designed to boil it all down to the crucial concepts, formulas and rules, this guide ensures candidates are familiar with the most important testable information. It’s difficult to go over multiple books in the last few weeks before the exam, so Wiley’s 11th Hour Review Guide does the work for you condensing each reading down to two- to five pages. Enter the exam room with confidence and reinforce your knowledge and preparation! This comprehensive guide complements Wiley’s CFA Study Guides sold separately but may be used with any review course. An effective, efficient study guide, this book prepares you to reach the next level in your career. The Eleventh Hour Review book is simply brilliant. Virtually every sentence it contains is testable it s an absolute must-have for every Level I candidate. – Ameer, UK The eleventh hour guide was a great help. – Konrad, South Africa “I used your eleventh hour guide and mock exams for the last bit of my studying and greatly enjoyed your material. Out of all of the exam prep material, I thought [yours] was the best.” – Thomas, USA “Thanks to the team for writing the most intelligent Chartered Financial Analyst material I have seen to date. The eleventh hour guide is absolute genius and proving very valuable at this stage of the revision process.” – Doug, UK
Weygandt′s Accounting Principles continues to provide students with a trusted and clear introduction to fundamental accounting concepts, which has made this best-selling text so popular. Helping students get the most out of their accounting course by making practice simple, the new edition continues to present the accounting cycle from a sole proprietor perspective, whilst providing the latest IFRS integration throughout (separate references to GAAP are made at the end of each chapter for courses where needed). To maximise student achievement a plethora of additional teaching and learning resources will be available including self-tests, exercises, templates, videos and more. Using metric units and companies with a more global feel, this new text is ideal for courses across the world.
Should Malaysia build a new steel mill, or New York City an urban motorway? Should higher education expand, or water supplies be improved? These are typical questions to which cost-benefit analysis, the key economic tool for analyzing problems of social choice can contribute to, as well as providing a useful vehicle for understanding the practical value of welfare economics. This invaluable text covers the main problems that arise in a typical cost-benefit exercise. Cost-benefit analysis is used everywhere, but its techniques are particularly prominent in fields where there is some kind of ethical dimension. For this edition, E.J. Mishan has been joined by Euston Quah, to explore new themes, including the impact of uncertainty on cost-benefit analysis and to introduce a host of new and up-to-date case studies.
Introduction to Corporate Finance offers a dynamic, modern and practical approach that illustrates how financial management really works. It features up-to-date content including the impact of the Global Financial Crisis and capital budgeting. Introduction to Corporate Finance is distinguished by the cash-flow ‘arc’ of the narrative, which gives a practical learning path, and the use of real options, which is a practical analysis tool that is used in corporate finance. Students are thus provided with the most engaging and contemporary learning path of any Australian text, giving them realistic preparation for a career in finance. The strong five part framework of the book is supported by integrated online elements and easy-to-read text.
Provides a revolutionary conceptual framework and practical tools to quantify uncertainty and recognize the value of flexibility in real estate development This book takes a practical “engineering” approach to the valuation of options and flexibility in real estate. It presents simple simulation models built in universal spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel®. These realistically reflects the varying and erratic sources of uncertainty and price dynamics that uniquely characterize real estate. The text covers new analytic procedures that are valuable for existing properties and enable a new, more profitable perspective on the planning, design, operation, and evaluation of large-scale, multi-phase development projects. The book thereby aims to significantly improve valuation and investment decision making. Flexibility and Real Estate Valuation Under Uncertainty: A Practical Guide for Developers is presented at 3 levels. First, it introduces and explains the concepts underlying the approach at a basic level accessible to non-technical and non-specialized readers. Its introductory and concluding chapters present the important “big picture” implications of the analysis for economic and valuation and for project design and investment decision making. At a second level, the book presents a framework, a roadmap for the prospective analyst. It describes the practical tools in detail, taking care to go through the elements of the approach step-by-step for clarity and easy reference. The third level includes more technical details and specific models. An Appendix discusses the technical details of real estate price dynamics. Associated web pages provide electronic spreadsheet templates for the models used as examples in the book. Some features of the book include: Concept and tools that are simple and accessible to a broad audience of practitioners; An approach relevant for all development projects; It complements the author’s Commercial Real Estate Analysis & Investments—the most-cited real estate investments textbook on the market. Flexibility and Real Estate Valuation Under Uncertainty: A Practical Guide for Developers is for everyone studying or concerned with the implementation of large-scale or multi-phase real estate development projects, as well as property investment and valuation more generally.
For introductory courses in Financial Accounting. A User-Focused Approach and Solid Foundation in the Construction and Analysis of Financial Statements for Use in Future Courses and CareersFinancial Accounting: International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) continues to give readers a solid foundation in the fundamentals of accounting and the basics of financial statements under IFRS, and then builds upon that foundation to offer more advanced and challenging concepts and problems. This approach helps students to better understand the meaning and relevance of financial information and develop the skills needed to analyze financial information in both their courses and careers. Written in a manner suitable for accounting and non-accounting majors, the Eleventh Edition, Global Edition, is the ideal text for a first course in financial accounting with a focus on IFRS. With its long-standing reputation in the marketplace for being easy to read and understand, this text drives home fundamental concepts in a reader-friendly way without adding unnecessary complexity. While maintaining the hallmark features of accuracy, readability, and ease of understanding, this Global Edition includes updated explanations, coverage, new real-world examples, and most importantly, updates to the Conceptual Framework. Pearson MyLabTM Accounting not included. Students, if MyLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson rep for more information.MyLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.
This book goes beyond traditional financial institutions textbooks, which tend to focus on mathematical models for risk management and the technical aspects of measuring and managing risk. It focuses on the role of financial institutions in promoting social and economic goals for the communities in which they operate for the greater good, while also meeting financial and competitive challenges and managing risks. Cooperman divides the text into seven easily teachable modules that examine the real issues and challenges that managers of financial institutions face. This includes the transformative changes presented by social unrest, climate change and resource challenges, as well as the changes in how financial institutions operate in light of the opportunities that rapid innovations and disruptive technologies offer. The book features: Up-to-date coverage of new regulations affecting financial institutions, such as Dodd Frank and new SEC regulations Material on project financing and new forms of financing, including crowdfunding and new methods of payment for financial institutions New sustainable finance models and strategies that incorporate environmental, social, and corporate governance considerations A new chapter on sustainable financial institutions, social activism, the greening of finance and socially responsible investing A new chapter on managing and measuring social and environmental risks Practical cases focusing on sustainability give readers insight into the socioeconomic risks associated with climate change. Streamlined and accessible, Managing Financial Institutions will appeal to students of financial institutions and markets, risk management, and banking. A companion website featuring PowerPoint slides, an Instructor’s Manual, and additional cases is also available.
The only single-source guide to understanding, using, adapting, and designing state-of-the-art agent-based modelling of tax evasion A computational method for simulating the behavior of individuals or groups and their effects on an entire system, agent-based modeling has proven itself to be a powerful new tool for detecting tax fraud. While interdisciplinary groups and individuals working in the tax domain have published numerous articles in diverse peer-reviewed journals and have presented their findings at international conferences, until Agent-based Modelling of Tax Evasion there was no authoritative, single-source guide to state-of-the-art agent-based tax evasion modeling techniques and technologies. Featuring contributions from distinguished experts in the field from around the globe, Agent-Based Modelling of Tax Evasion provides in-depth coverage of an array of field tested agent-based tax evasion models. Models are presented in a unified format so as to enable readers to systematically work their way through the various modeling alternatives available to them. Three main components of each agent-based model are explored in accordance with the Overview, Design Concepts, and Details (ODD) protocol, each section of which contains several sub elements that help to illustrate the model clearly and that assist readers in replicating the modeling results described. Presents models in a unified and structured manner to provide a point of reference for readers interested in agent-based modelling of tax evasion Explores the theoretical aspects and diversity of agent-based modeling through the example of tax evasion Provides an overview of the characteristics of more than thirty agent-based tax evasion frameworks Functions as a solid foundation for lectures and seminars on agent-based modelling of tax evasion The only comprehensive treatment of agent-based tax evasion models and their applications, this book is an indispensable working resource for practitioners and tax evasion modelers both in the agent-based computational domain and using other methodologies. It is also an excellent pedagogical resource for teaching tax evasion modeling and/or agent-based modeling generally.