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UniCredit Group – SWOT Analysis – Market Research Report On Aarkstore Enterprise

This UniCredit Group – SWOT Analysis company profile is the essential source for top-level company data and information. UniCredit Group – SWOT Analysis examines the company’s key business structure and operations, history and products, and provides summary analysis of its key revenue lines and strategy.

UniCredit Group, also known as UniCredito Italiano or UniCredit SpA, is one of the largest financial services groups in Europe. The group is engaged in the business of retail banking, private banking, investment banking, asset management, corporate banking, mortgage and life insurance. The group primarily operates in Italy, Europe, the US and Asia. It is headquartered in Milan, Italy and employs about 165,062 people. The group recorded revenues of E27,074.4 million ($ 38,806.6 million) during the financial year ended December 2009 (FY2009), an increase of 3.6% over 2008 (FY2008). The operating profit of the group was E2,922.9 million ($ 4,189.5 million) during FY2009, a decrease of 41.5% over FY2008. The net profit was E1,702.3 million ($ 2,440 million) in FY2009, a decrease of 57.6% over FY2008.

Scope of the Report

– Provides all the crucial information on UniCredit Group required for business and competitor intelligence needs
– Contains a study of the major internal and external factors affecting UniCredit Group in the form of a SWOT analysis as well as a breakdown and examination of leading product revenue streams of UniCredit Group
-Data is supplemented with details on UniCredit Group history, key executives, business description, locations and subsidiaries as well as a list of products and services and the latest available statement from UniCredit Group

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Table of Contents :
SWOT COMPANY PROFILE: UniCredit Group
Key Facts: UniCredit Group
Company Overview: UniCredit Group
Business Description: UniCredit Group
Company History: UniCredit Group
Key Employees: UniCredit Group
Key Employee Biographies: UniCredit Group
Products & Services Listing: UniCredit Group
Products & Services Analysis: UniCredit Group
SWOT analysis: UniCredit Group
*Strengths: UniCredit Group
*Weaknesses: UniCredit Group
*Opportunities: UniCredit Group
*Threats: UniCredit Group
Company View: UniCredit Group
Top Competitors: UniCredit Group
Location and Subsidiary: UniCredit Group
*Head Office: UniCredit Group
*Other Locations and Subsidiaries: UniCredit Group

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Rigaku Publishes WDXRF Application for Semi-Quantitative Analysis of Geological Samples


(PRWEB) November 19, 2014

Rigaku Corporation has published a new application report demonstrating the analysis of geological samples using the semi-quantitative method and employing wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) spectrometry. Rigaku Application Note #XRF 1020 shows the analysis of geological samples (including details of sample preparation method, calibration and repeatability) whereby WDXRF is used to quickly determine the chemical compositions of unknown samples.

The requirement for quick determination of elements in geological samples, which are typically composed of a wide range of elements, has been increasing in numerous industries and fields of study, including energy exploration, mining operations, environmental studies and human health research.

Proper analysis methods for such unknown samples require flexibility in addition to quickness. Semi-quantitative analysis in modern XRF instruments is a unique method that is performed without using any reference materials for the unknown sample analysis.

The pressed powder method is the most common technique for powder samples in XRF spectrometry. For the described analysis, a granitic rock was used as a demonstration sample. The well-dried samples were pressed under a pressure of 100 kN using a sample support ring made of aluminum.

The Rigaku ZSX Primus III+ WDXRF spectrometer was used for measurement. The ZSX Primus III+ is a floor-standing spectrometer designed to offer advantages in high spectral resolution and high sensitivity from light to heavy elements. Sequential scan analysis from fluorine to uranium was performed, followed by semi-quantitative analysis.

For this analysis, a fixed angle measurement was applied for each trace element. The fixed angle measurement is one of the unique functions of the Rigaku SQX program, a semi-quantitative analysis program used to obtain concentrations by theoretical calculation using the fundamental parameter (FP) method and an internal sensitivity library. Performing measurements with this function can significantly reduce statistical counting errors and improve precision for trace element analysis.

In the published report, SQX calculations with the Matching Library were applied to light elements from sodium to calcium. Significant errors are often produced in analyzed results of light elements in powder samples due to grain size and mineralogical effects. The results from the SQX analysis coincide with the reference values and show improvement for light elements. In general, geological samples are dominantly composed of light elements due to silicate minerals, so the “Matching Library” function is effective in correcting for these conditions and obtaining accurate results.

The results shown in the report were obtained on the ZSX Primus III+ spectrometer with a 3 kW X-ray tube. With a 4 kW X- ray tube, the ZSX Primus III+ can produce exceptional results in the determination of trace elements.

The report confirms that semi-quantitative analysis by the pressed powder method by WDXRF is powerful technique to quickly obtain chemical compositions of unknown samples. The standardless analysis program “SQX” is shown to be an effective tool for quickly identifying and quantifying elements, providing inexperienced users with easy-to-use operation.

A copy of this report may be requested at:

http://www.rigaku.com/products/xrf/appnotes?id=XRF_1020

About Rigaku

Since its inception in Japan in 1951, Rigaku has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. Rigaku and its subsidiaries form a global group focused on life sciences and general purpose analytical instrumentation. With hundreds of major innovations to its credit, Rigaku and its subsidiary companies are world leaders in the fields of small molecule and protein crystallography, X-ray spectrometry and diffraction, X-ray optics, as well as semiconductor metrology. Rigaku employs over 1,100 people in the manufacture and support of its analytical equipment. Its products are in use in more than 70 countries – supporting research, development, and quality assurance activities. Throughout the world, Rigaku continuously promotes partnerships, dialog, and innovation within the global scientific and industrial community.

For further information, contact:

Laura Oelofse

Global Product Marketing Manager XRD

Rigaku Corporation

laura.oelofse(at)rigaku(dot)com

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After Enron and 2008 Crisis CFA Exam Puts Greatest Weight on Financial Reporting and Analysis and Author of Prep Guides for Wall Streets Toughest Test Gives 5 Study Tips


Freindswood, TX (PRWEB) September 30, 2014

The Enron debacle, a series of accounting scandals, and the ethical misconduct of credit ratings agencies in the 2008 financial crisis, have turned a spotlight on financial analysts and how well they do their jobs. The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam — a famously grueling three-level, four-year marathon that bestows Wall Street’s most coveted professional credential – puts the greatest weight on Financial Reporting and Analysis.

Jane Vessey, CFA instructor and author of the popular ExamWise Q&A workbooks for CFA Level I, notes that the Level I exam, coming this December, allocates 20% of its score, and the 2015 Level II will allocate another 15-20% of total marks to this critical area.

The CFA Institute responds to these and other issues throughout the curriculum that forms the basis of the exam. In the six-volume set, the Ethics Study Session discusses issues revolving around conflicts of interest and the need to prepare research in a diligent manner. Other Study Sessions give analysts tools to thoroughly understand and analyze financial statements and spot the signs that accounts are being manipulated.

Oxford educated and London based, Vessey says, “The Study Sessions focus on the importance of understanding alternative methods of accounting and candidates must not only be able to calculate numbers, but also understand the impact of accounting choices on financial ratios. These are essential skills for analysts who compare companies operating in different accounting jurisdictions as well as within a single country where companies can quite legitimately use different accounting methods.

Based on her CFA exam prep courses and books, Vessey offers these 5 study tips for passing the Financial Reporting and Analysis section:

1)    Study Session 7 is an introductory chapter aimed at candidates with little prior knowledge of financial reporting. For those who already have a good grasp of financial reporting this Study Session can be completed relatively quickly. They can then allocate more time to focus on Study Sessions 8 and 9, which require more detailed study.

2)    The financial ratios covered in Study Session 8 are critical, so candidates need to make sure they learn the CFA definitions since these will be tested in the exams. Different text books may teach slightly different definitions, but in CFA readings ‘debt’ is defined as total interest-bearing debt, both long and short term.

3)    Cash flows are important. They’re generally less easy to manipulate and usually not affected by choice of accounting methods (unless there’s a tax effect). Allocation of cash flow between operating, financing, and investing activities is essential to understanding how a company is financing its operations.

4)    Study Session 9 is long and will take candidates time to work through. Candidates shouldn’t just focus on calculations, but on understanding how alternative accounting methods will affect the financial statements and the ratios they learned in the previous Study Session.

5)    Throughout the Readings, candidates need to pay attention to the differences between US GAAP and IFRS and how the differences affect the financial statements. Candidates are expected to have a thorough knowledge of the two systems.

For those students planning to take the exams in 2015, Vessey notes there is a new Reading in the 2015 Study Session 9 that builds on the existing Reading 33, while Reading 34 has been removed.

Jane Vessey’s two volumes of CFA Level I practice questions are available from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, and other booksellers: ExamWise 2014 CFA Level I Volume 1 – The Candidates 450 Question And Answer Workbook For Chartered Financial Analyst Exam and the companion volume 2.

The Publisher, TotalRecall Publications, offers CFA candidates free mock exams via a test engine download at http://www.FinancialExams.com.

Jane Vessey, CFA, graduated in Mathematics from Oxford University and is a CFA charterholder. She manages a training company in the United Kingdom specializing in financial analysis and investment. After 20 years in the investment management business in London, Tokyo, and Indonesia, she now lectures at leading business schools and trains investment practitioners in top financial firms. She has been a visiting lecturer at Cass Business School teaching classes in asset management and valuation and is a visiting lecturer at Cranfield Business School. She has developed online training programs for students taking the CFA examinations and teaches CFA preparatory courses at a number of universities.

Located in Friendswood, TX, near Houston, TotalRecall Publications, Inc. was founded in 1998 by Bruce Moran, a former NASA IT professional who transitioned into computer instruction and educational materials. The company began with the introduction of study guides and innovative Q&A testing software for numerous computer certification exams. In 2005, TotalRecall applied these successful formats to the financial industry and launched products for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams for Levels I and II. In addition to the ExamWise Q&A workbooks, the company also publishes the comprehensive CFA study guide A-Plus Study Notes CFA Level I Certification: A Complete Course of Study for Chartered Financial Analyst, by Samuel J. Gottlieb, CFP, CFA. Gottlieb also writes a similar book for Level II. TotalRecall publishes more than 200 non-fiction and fiction titles, all distributed worldwide through book retailers and wholesalers and via eBook databases such as ebrary, EBSCO, and Books24x7.com. See http://www.FinancialExams.com for a complete listing of financial books.







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