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Issues for Responsible Investors: Beverages in Asia

Author: Lewis, Rebecca
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Responsible Research
Publication Year: 2010

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This report provides an overview of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the beverage sector in Asia. The issues that we highlight are those we view as the most material to companies and which pose the biggest threats to their operations, brands, reputation and profitability.

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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Author: Lewis, Michael
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Year: 2011

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When the crash of the U. S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash, the silent crash, had taken place over the previous year, in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn’t shine, and the SEC doesn’t dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can’t pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren’t talking.

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Arcapita - 2002

Authors: El-Hage, Nabil N.; Pierson, Leslie S.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attack Islamic banking was an endangered species in the U.S. Should Arcapita change its business model, and how should it finance its growing capital needs?

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Globalive: Change in the Canadian Wireless Telecom Industry

Authors: Fremeth, Adam; Frost, Tony S.; Holburn, Guy; Chan, Kevin; Walker, Peter
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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The case describes the situation for Globalive in 2009 shortly after its bid to enter the Canadian wireless telecommunications sector had been denied by the regulatory agency on the grounds that it breached foreign ownership restrictions.

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Canadian Telecommunications: Industry Regulation and Policy

Authors: Fremeth, Adam; Mark, Ken
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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This case study is based on a high profile issue facing the Canadian Federal Government that had begun in 2008. Despite the fact that Canada has well defined foreign ownership restrictions for the telecommunications sector, Globalive was allowed to bid in the auction sale of wireless spectrum. It won, and paid $442 million for its spectrum, began to hire hundreds of staff, and committed another $300 million to investing in wireless infrastructure.

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Dubai: Debt, Development, and Crisis (A, B, C)

Authors: Musacchio, Aldo; Goodman, Andrew; Qureshi, Claire
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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On November 25, 2009, the city state of Dubai stunned markets by announcing that Dubai World, its flagship state holding company, would seek a six-month "standstill" on at least $4 billion U.S. dollars of its $26 billion in debt obligations. This case describes Dubai's development strategy in detail and narrates how, as part of that strategy, a series of state-owned holding companies accumulated billions of dollars in debt.

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CME Group

Authors: Reinhardt, Forest; Weber, James
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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CME Group operates the world's largest trading platform for futures and options based on agricultural commodities. New interest in commodities as an asset class, and new regulatory initiatives arising from the recent financial crisis, create an unusual set of opportunities and challenges for its leaders.

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Brazil 2003

Inflation Targeting and Debt Dynamics

Authors: Di Tella, Rafael; Alfaro, Laura; Vogel, Ingrid
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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In October 2002, Brazilians elected a left-wing president, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, for the first time in that country's history. As markets faltered in response, Lula sought to reaffirm his commitment to fiscal discipline, a floating exchange rate, and inflation targeting. By August 2003, however, his attempt to change market sentiment was threatened as the country faced a looming recession.

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Rwandan Tea Industry

Looking into the Future

Authors: Reavis, Cate; Spar, Debora L.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2004

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In 2003, the Rwandan government was focused on transforming the nation's tea industry into a world-class competitor. To accomplish this objective and stave off the downward prices that plagued the international tea market, the government believed that the industry needed to develop a diversified and value-added product portfolio.

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Note on Islamic Finance

Author: Sapp, Stephen
Product Type: Notes
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2010

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This note introduces the basic motivation behind Islamic finance and how it is implemented in practice.

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