Jumat, 24 April 2015

Municipalities and Finance

Municipalities and Finance
By:"Ian Blore","Nick Devas","R. P. Slater"
Published on 2004 by Earthscan

Finance is a critical issue for municipal governments around the world, and a major constraint on the delivery of pro-poor services at the local level. In many countries, decentralisation has brought the issue of municipal finance to the fore. This sourcebook provides a framework for analysing municipal finance capacity and ways of addressing financial constraints.The ideas come from real-life innovative practice in four countries - India, Brazil, Kenya and Uganda - with additional examples from elsewhere. Emphasis is given to how those innovations and improvements were developed and sustained. The book identifies a strategic framework for diagnosing municipal finance capacity and focusing financial goals. It applies the analysis to a number of critical areas of municipal finance including local taxes, charges for services, budgeting, cost control, accounting reforms and investment finance. This is the third in a series of capacity-building sourcebooks that includes Focusing Partnerships: A Sourcebook for Municipal Capacity Building in Public-Private Partnerships and Municipalities and Community Participation: A Sourcebook for Capacity Building.

This Book was ranked 9 by Google Books for keyword finance.

Kamis, 16 April 2015

The UK Tax System

The UK Tax System
By:"Malcolm James"
Published on 2009 by Spiramus Press Ltd

The UK tax system is complex. Not only does the annual Finance Act bring in significant changes, but last year has seen the restructuring of the tax courts, as well as further rewriting of tax law to make it clearer. This book explains the structure of the tax system and its application to various types of taxpayer, the roles of UK governmental departments, and the full range of taxpayers' rights and obligations. New for this second edition are chapters on the difference between trading and employment income, on national insurance, value added tax, and the new tax tribunal structure. Tax practitioners will appreciate having this information in one concise volume. It will be especially relevant for the newly-qualified tax professionals, as well as for students of the UK tax system.

This Book was ranked 26 by Google Books for keyword tax.

Rabu, 15 April 2015

The Little Book of Economics

The Little Book of Economics
By:"Greg Ip"
Published on 2012-12-17 by John Wiley & Sons

An accessible, thoroughly engaging look at how the economy really works and its role in your everyday life Not surprisingly, regular people suddenly are paying a lot closer attention to the economy than ever before. But economics, with its weird technical jargon and knotty concepts and formulas can be a very difficult subject to get to grips with on your own. Enter Greg Ip and his Little Book of Economics. Like a patient, good-natured tutor, Greg, one of today's most respected economics journalists, walks you through everything you need to know about how the economy works. Short on technical jargon and long on clear, concise, plain-English explanations of important terms, concepts, events, historical figures and major players, this revised and updated edition of Greg's bestselling guide clues you in on what's really going on, what it means to you and what we should be demanding our policymakers do about the economy going forward. From inflation to the Federal Reserve, taxes to the budget deficit, you get indispensible insights into everything that really matters about economics and its impact on everyday life Special sections featuring additional resources of every subject discussed and where to find additional information to help you learn more about an issue and keep track of ongoing developments Offers priceless insights into the roots of America's economic crisis and its aftermath, especially the role played by excessive greed and risk-taking, and what can be done to avoid another economic cataclysm Digs into globalization, the roots of the Euro crisis, the sources of China's spectacular growth, and why the gap between the economy's winners and losers keeps widening

This Book was ranked 1 by Google Books for keyword economy.

Minggu, 12 April 2015

Happy Money

Happy Money
By:"Elizabeth Dunn","Michael Norton"
Published on 2013-05-14 by Simon and Schuster

Two professors combine their fascinating and cutting-edge research in behavioral science to explain how money can buy happiness—if you follow five core principles of smart spending. Most people recognize that they need professional advice on how to earn, save, and invest their money. When it comes to spending that money, most people just follow their intuitions. But scientific research shows that those intuitions are often wrong. Happy Money offers a tour of research on the science of spending, explaining how you can get more happiness for your money. Authors Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton have outlined five principles—from choosing experiences over stuff to spending money on others—to guide not only individuals looking for financial security, but also companies seeking to create happier employees and provide “happier products” to their customers. Dunn and Norton show how companies from Google to Pepsi to Charmin have put these ideas into action. Along the way, Dunn and Norton explore fascinating research that reveals that luxury cars often provide no more pleasure than economy models, that commercials can actually enhance the enjoyment of watching television, and that residents of many cities frequently miss out on inexpensive pleasures in their hometowns. By the end of this “lively and engaging book” (Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness), you’ll be asking yourself one simple question every time you reach for your wallet: Am I getting the biggest happiness bang for my buck?

This Book was ranked 10 by Google Books for keyword money.

Sabtu, 11 April 2015

The Warhol Economy

The Warhol Economy
By:"Elizabeth Currid"
Published on 2007 by Princeton University Press

Which is more important to New York City's economy, the gleaming corporate office--or the grungy rock club that launches the best new bands? If you said \

This Book was ranked 26 by Google Books for keyword economy.

Rabu, 08 April 2015

Money in Sports

Money in Sports
By:"Nick Hunter"
Published on 2012-01-01 by Capstone

Discusses the history of money in sports, how professional athletes have come to earn sizeable salaries, and the role of advertising.

This Book was ranked 20 by Google Books for keyword money.

Two Essays in Finance

Two Essays in Finance
By:"Ward R. Kangas"
Published on 1997-10 by Universal-Publishers

This Book was ranked 40 by Google Books for keyword finance.

Sabtu, 04 April 2015

Basic Finance: An Introduction to Financial Institutions, Investments and Management

Basic Finance: An Introduction to Financial Institutions, Investments and Management
By:"Herbert Mayo"
Published on 2011-03-25 by Cengage Learning

BASIC FINANCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, INVESTMENTS & MANAGEMENT, 10E, by Herbert B. Mayo discusses the three primary aspects of finance-financial institutions, investments, and management and examines how they are interrelated using a modular format. Each chapter offers a concise, self-contained treatment of one or two finance concepts or institutions easily covered in a single class period. BASIC FINANCE, 10E, provides a strong finance foundation that students can build on using Internet resources and sample number problems, cases, and calculator solutions that use a Microsoft Excel appendix. The text introduces the time value of money using three approaches to reinforce the concept--interest tables, financial calculator keystrokes, and investment analysis calculator software created specifically for the Mayo books. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

This Book was ranked 35 by Google Books for keyword finance.