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This series aims to introduce and familiarise students with the basics of the world financial system. From economic basics and stocks, shares and other investments, to globalization and the economic cycle, these books will help demystify the topics that money can bring.
This book will familiarize the interested investor with Swiss equity shares at a time when they are becoming an attractive investment. It provides a short historical perspective and shows how trends detrimental to the equity market were broken in the mid-1970s and early 1980s. The performance of the Swiss equity market over time is revealed and the main determinants of share price cycles are investigated. A brief description of the history, organization, and significance of all Swiss stock exchanges is provided. The book also provides all the information a dealer requires concerning procedures and costs, trading hours, and types of transactions, as well as quotation lists and samples of individual billings. It describes how to deal at a Swiss stock exchange and how to list a share there. Foreign investors are instructed as to how to deal with their tax situation, legal restrictions upon the transfer of shares, and the implications of Swiss banking secrecy. Swiss corporate finance reporting and accounting practices are explained and interpreted. An Appendix provides an analysis of the shares of leading Swiss companies.
This lively board book marks the debut of Handprint's Nursery Play-Along Classics. This just-right-for-lap-time title features not only whimsical illustration and full text of a nursery favorite, but also an engaging picture-story expanding on the verse, and clear visual instructions to allow a parent to actively share the material in delightful, playful interludes with young listeners.
Our earliest awareness of language often comes from chanting beloved nursery rhymes. Equally important, they provide hours of funto recite, to act out, to extend into imaginative stories. TheNursery Play-Along Classics, illuminated in soft pencil and pastel hues, are the perfect and most enjoyable way to introduce these essential texts to babies and young toddlers.
This book provides an account and analysis of the history of the Bow Street Runners, precursors of today's police force. Through a detailed analysis of a wide range of both qualitative and quantitative research data, this book provides a fresh insight into their history, arguing that the use of Bow Street personnel in provincially instigated cases was much more common than has been assumed by many historians. It also demonstrates that the range of activities carried out by Bow Street personnel whilst employed on such cases was far more complex than can be gleaned from the majority of books and articles concerning early nineteenth-century provincial policing, which often do little more than touch on the role of Bow Street. By describing the various roles and activities of the Bow Street Principal Officers with specific regard to cases originating in the provinces it also places them firmly within the wider contexts of provincial law-enforcement and policing history.
The book investigates the types of case in which the 'Runners' were involved, who employed them and why, how they operated, including their interaction with local law-enforcement bodies, and how they were perceived by those who utilized their services. It also discusses the legacy of the Principal Officers with regard to subsequent developments within policing. Bow Street Police Office and its personnel have long been regarded by many historians as little more than a discrete and often inconsequential footnote to the history of policing, leading to a partial and incomplete understanding of their work. This viewpoint is challenged in this book, which argues that in several ways the utilization of Principal Officers in provincially instigated cases paved the way for important subsequent developments in policing, especially with regard to detective practices. It is also the first work to provide a clear distinction between the Principal Officers and their less senior colleagues.
Very little of marketing theory and knowledge has made its way into retailing practice, but its value in making profitable and effective retailing decisions is unquestioned. Samli, drawing upon three decades of experience and recognition as an expert in marketing research, offers retailing professionals and those who aspire to retailing careers a foundation for understanding what marketing theory is and how it can be linked successfully and profitably to retailing practice. Not a simplified set of steps to take, his book forces retailing decision makers to think for themselves and to use sound reasoning in their judgments. With an extensive review of retailing research and emphasis on small retail decision-making processes, plus discussions of human resource development, information technology, control mechanisms, and the international aspects of retailing, this book will find a special place in the list of books that must be read, not only by retailing professionals and students, but also their colleagues who teach retailing. The planning and implementation of the strategic plan is dependent upon the identification of the retailer's target market, and then successfully catering to that market by using four key retailing mixes: goods and service mix, communication mix, pricing mix, and human resource mix. The retailing mixes are the controllables of retail management. Preparation of these mixes depends upon the knowledge, reasoning, availability of resources, and familiarity with the target markets.
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