Language : English
Published : 2015
Accounting: An Asian Edition 3rd Edition (Bundled with Access Card)
Lecturers with many years of teaching experience in accounting have adapted the widely used Accounting, 25th edition by Warren, Reeve and Duchac to create this Asian edition. This book is tailored for use in a first-year course on basic accounting. It is written from a sole proprietorship perspective and covers the complete accounting cycle and important accounting areas like cash, receivables, inventories and fixed assets. For this third edition, new chapters on Companies, Statement of Cash Flows and Financial Statement Analysis have been added to cater to more advanced topics.
Local accounting practices are taught in this text. Local businesses have also been included in the text
so that students can relate to the material better. The text is also written in a manner Asian students will find it easy to read and understand.
Property Valuation and Investment introduces different perspectives on real estate and outlines the principles techniques for urban analysis, property valuation and investment. Most chapters are accompanied by review questions, also included in a comprehensive question bank at the end of the book. Property Valuation and Investment seeks to inform diverse property stakeholders and help foster a broad understanding of fragmented and evolving housing markets. Specifically, its learning objectives are to: o Reflect critically on urban property from multiple sociocultural, environmental and financial perspectives o Understand and critically apply property technical knowledge and terminology such as ‘market price’, ‘value’, land and improvement o Ascertain capital market conditions and stage in property cycle o Analyse space markets in different property sub-markets using relevant, reliable and timely evidence from diverse sources o Understand limits imposed by complexity, turbulence and information asymmetry o Appreciate the role and duty of valuers, ethical and profession standards o Conduct competent residential valuation using appropriate comparisons o Write a professional valuation report which is logically structured, presents coherent evidence and articulates any significant issues o Formulate a property investment strategy, having regard to conditions and risk appetite o Value property or conduct a project financial feasibility analysis by applying suitable income techniques o Calculate an appropriate yield or discount rate which reflects risks and opportunity costs.
1. Nature of real estate 2. Market value and valuation principles 3. Capital and space market interaction 4. The complex evolving city 5. Valuation, ethics and professional standards 6. The valuation process 7. valuation methods 8. Comparison (market) approach 9. Income method 10. Discounting techniques 11. Funding and project feasibility 12. Portfolio performance
Financial Accounting and Reporting A Global Perspective with CourseMate and eBook Access card 4th Edition
Now in its fourth edition, this respected and widely used book provides an essential introduction to financial accounting and reporting for business and management students around the world. Written very much from the ‘user’ rather than the ‘preparer’ accounting perspective, the book provides clear and comprehensive guidance on all the complex concepts and issues in accounting and reporting, together with explanation of the more technical aspects of accounting transactions. The book has a strong international perspective (being based on IFRS/IAS) and uses lots of real-life worldwide company financial statements and examples, to enable students to see how issues appear in practice.
The final word on passive vs. active investing
The debate on active investing-stock picking and market timing-versus passive investing-markets are highly efficient and almost impossible to outperform-has raged for decades. Which side is right? In The Quest for Alpha: The Holy Grail of Investing, author Larry E. Swedroe puts an end to the debate, proving once and for all that active investing is likely to prove futile as the associated expenses-costs, fees, and time spent analyzing individual stocks and the overall market-are likely to exceed any benefits gained. The book
- Presents research, data, and quotations that reveal it’s extremely difficult to outperform the market
- Explains why investors should focus on asset allocation, fund construction, costs, tax efficiency, and the building of a globally diversified portfolio that minimizes, if not eliminates, the taking of idiosyncratic, uncompensated risks
- Other titles by Swedroe: The Only Guide to Alternative Investments You’ll Ever Need and The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need for the Right Financial Plan
Investors are on a never-ending search for a money manager who will deliver returns above the appropriate risk-adjusted benchmark, aka the “Holy Grail of Investing.” The Quest for Alpha demonstrates that it’s a loser’s game-while it’s possible to win, it’s so unlikely that you shouldn’t try.