Gengo Spanish #2 - Charmed in Spain
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! You can’t wait to get back on solid ground and have the travel portion of your trip to your Spanish-speaking destination over with! You are by no means a good traveler, and the takeoff makes you more nervous than anything else. Of course, spiraling slowly down toward the ground isn’t a [...]
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Olympics to boost consumer spending
July 11 - Visa predicts consumer spending will rise by £750 million during the 2012 Olympics, with high street shops and hotels as the biggest winners. Kirsty Basset reports.
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Carried interest, taxes top issues facing PE in Washington
Doug Lowenstein, head of the PE industry's lobbying group, says issues with the biggest impact are taxes and carried interest, which could be rolled into the debate around raising the debt limit.
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Food services, construction to jumpstart US jobs-Sun Capital
Sun Capital Partners Co-Chief Executive Rodger Krouse says sectors hit hardest by the U.S. recession have the greatest chance at leading employment growth, including food services and homebuilding.
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U.S. healthcare, financials primed for growth, says PE firm
Principal Phil Canfield, at Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, sees U.S.-based financial service, data service and healthcare companies as areas with great long-term growth potential.
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I doggy do!
July 11 - Owners make honest hounds out of their pets in a marriage ceremony for canine couples in Lima. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.
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GW@MIT Empowerment Conference Keynote Address
March 9, 2011 - Cindy Gallop, 2003 Advertising Woman of the Year and founder and CEO of IfWeRanTheWorld, discusses personal empowerment through professional ventures. Cindy's background is in brandbuilding, marketing, and advertising.
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1.8 Summary

In this unit we have looked at how companies raise equity finance.

We have examined how companies may move from private equity finance, supported by the venture capital companies, to public equity finance through an IPO. We then went on to study seasoned or secondary equity offerings (SEOs) with particular focus on rights issues.

We looked at why companies may choose to list on more than one exchange and at the circumstances that might lead to a company de-listing and reverting to
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1.7 Monitoring equity performance

For those equities in issue their current market value and some indicators of their performance are provided in the daily press. Table 3 shows the closing levels and the volume of shares traded in respect of a selection of companies on the London, New York, Frankfurt and Tokyo Stock Exchanges on 7 June 2005.

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1.5 Cross-listing

For many companies, particularly MNCs, there are attractions in having a share listing on more than one stock exchange. The last decade has witnessed an increase in such cross-listings globally.

Chouinard and D'Souza (2004) noted that the proportion of non-US listings on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) doubled from about 8.5 per cent in 1994 to 17 per cent at the start of 2003. This period also saw a rise from 7 per cent to 10 per cent in the non-US listings on NASDAQ. Author(s): No creator set

1.3 ‘Going public’

For many companies a point may be reached, particularly if the company has grown significantly in size and has aspirations for further expansion, to seek equity finance through an initial public offering of shares (IPO).

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1.2 Staying private – private equity and venture capital

For many companies – particularly in Europe and Asia – private equity together with retained earnings have been a sufficient source of capitalisation, allowing these companies to avoid listing on a stock exchange. (Retained earnings are the post-tax undistributed – i.e. not paid out in dividends – profits of a company.) The capacity to remain private has been assisted by the rapid growth of private equity in recent years. Private equity has been employed not just by newly established
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1.1 Equity instruments

Both public and private incorporated companies can issue shares in order to finance their operations. Those who invest in shares expect a return blended from dividend yield and capital growth – although the expectations of investors vary from country to country. In the USA, for example, many companies rarely, if ever, pay dividends, with the result that investors seek their returns through share price growth. You will have learnt from earlier finance studies that investors require higher re
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Managing the software enterprise: The organisational and business context
This unit relates software to the organisation that it supports, drawing on basic ideas from organisational theory and management. We see how organisational practices become embodied in IT systems, practices that had previously been part of people's tacit expertise become externalised and codified in procedures and software. The software and its relationship to the organisation are constantly changing as part of a process of organisational learning.
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Eating to win: Activity, diet and weight control
This unit examines the importance of nutrition in physical activity, sport weight management. The role that physical activity has alongside nutrition in controlling body weight will be discussed, as will considerations for pre-and post-exercise nutrition and hydration.
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The Smithereens' Dennis Diken | 7/12/11
The Smithereens have just released their first album of new material in twelve years - Smithereens 2011 - and now the band of New Jersey natives is back on tour and enjoying a warm welcome from critics and fans alike. They'll be performing at WXPN's XPoNential Music Festival in Camden on Friday, July 22. Christopher Benincasa spoke with Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken about the legacy - and future - of a homegrown rock band that's still going strong in its 31st year.
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Farmer's Agribusiness Training Course: Module 4 - ICT in Support of Farming. Lesson 4: Seeking and R
This Farmers' Agribusiness training course has been developed to help both farmers and farmer organisations. Its intention is to provide access to provide access to additional skills and knowledge that will allow farmers to move from a 'farm' to a 'firm'. This lesson provides information on how to search for information using the Internet and mobile devices, describes the importance of  agribusiness call centres, and how to interact with information professionals and systems.
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Farmer's Agribusiness Training Course: Module 4 - ICT in Support of Farming. Lesson 5: e-Business
This Farmers' Agribusiness training course has been developed to help both farmers and farmer organisations. Its intention is to provide access to provide access to additional skills and knowledge that will allow farmers to move from a 'farm' to a 'firm'. In this lesson participants are asked to look at various online businesses to determine if any of the firm's advantages are sustainable
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