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    • The Case for Real Estate Investment trusts in Dubai 

      Di Nardo, Danny N. G. (The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2008-11)
      With Real Estate Investment Trusts becoming an increasingly popular means to invest in the real estate market in the developed countries in recent years, it is of interest to this research whether recent legislation in ...
    • A smiling tree: an empirical evaluation on binomial tree methods for local volatility model 

      Al Alem, Mouaz Abdul Ghani (The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2009-09)
      This study compares between the standard Black-Scholes model and two local volatility models of implied binomial trees for PowerShare index options with regards to the pricing accuracy when evaluated against actual market ...
    • Implementing the three factor model of Fama and French on Kuwait's equity market 

      Al-Rayes, Fatima (The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2009-12)
      Asset Pricing Theory addresses the relationship of security return with security risk which is caused by the unknown possibility of returns. Determining the correct and accurate expected returns has been the major concern ...
    • A study of Risk Management in the United Arab Emirates Banking Industry 

      Al Hussiny, Shaima (The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2010-04)
      Purpose- This research is an attempt to discuss risk management and its importance to the fundamental operation of banks in UAE & whether the Basel II agreement is still relevant in the current financial crisis, and whether ...
    • How risky sukuk are: comparative analysis of risks associated with sukuk and conventional bonds 

      Nanaeva, Zhamal K (The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2010-05)
      Recent issues of Islamic bonds were “welcomed” with broad criticism, both by Islamic scholars and conventional investors. Presented paper attempts to analyze sukuk-associated risks and problems, and review their competitiveness ...
    • Analysing Bollinger Bands in Relation to Energy Spreads 

      Breebaart, Jasper (The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2010-05)
      This thesis examines the signalling ability of Bollinger Bands when analysed with energy spreads. The study evaluates the profitability of preliminary trading systems over different spread constructions to identify the ...
    • Operational risk management under Basel ll - A case of UAE banks 

      Tawalandana, Nilani (The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2010-05)
      This thesis examines the ORM process in UAE banks in the light of Basel II Accord. The research also dwells into the concept of operational risk management with detailed study of the nature and characteristics of operational ...
    • Financial literacy in the United Arab Emirates 

      Al Hallami, Aysha Ahmed Sultan (The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2010-06)
      This research examined financial literacy in the UAE. Financial illiteracy was known to be the main reason behind financial problems in many countries around the world. The research examined whether financial literacy has ...
    • Islamic Banking and Finance (IBF): Challenges of Putting Theory into Practice, and their Implications for the Long-Term Viability of IBF 

      Ahmed, Yussuf Ali (The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2010-06)
      Islamic banking and Finance (IBF) has been in existence for over two decades, and has seen it evolve into a formidable sector in the global financial system. However, this has not been without challenges, not least, winning ...
    • Comparative study of modern credit risk assessment methods 

      Narzhanov, Yerzhan (The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2011-01)
      The ability to predict bankruptcy is of great value for investors, lenders and other stakeholders of the companies. Moreover as it has been shown by the recent crisis originated in sub-prime market the financial distress ...
    • ERM practices in Non-Financial Institutions in UAE 

      Kumar, Seema (The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2011-04)
      Enterprise risk management (ERM) has been the topic of increased media attention in recent years. Many organizations have implemented ERM programs, consulting firms have established specialized ERM units, and universities ...
    • Outperforming Emerging Market Securities Using Simple Technical Strategy (United Arab Emirates, Brazil, and Indonesian Stock Markets) 

      Al-Ghafli, Mohammed Hussain Bin Mutlaq (The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2011-04)
      The Dissertation made is to examine whether the technical analysis used in the emerging market can be profitable or not. Also if such way of analysis is proven successful, what is the proper way that such analysis should ...
    • revisiting credit risk assessment of SMEs 

      Serov, Vasiliy (The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2011-04)
      With credit decisions being defined as increasingly important and crucial decisions in today’s business environment, affecting entire life-span of a business, failure results in high costs for firms, society and economy ...
    • Tracking Error in Index Funds 

      Hasan, Abdel Salam Abu (The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2011-04)
      The present research investigates the tracking error in UAE index funds and explores the tracking error related models. Five tracking models were used and divided into two major types. The first type is the Quadratic ...
    • International portfolio diversification from Russian investor viewpoint 

      WIPPEL, KSENIA (The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2011-04)
      As 1998 crisis consequence in Russian Federation, most of Russians lost confidence in investment products. Moreover, it made Russians reluctant to invest in the capital markets, they preferred to keep savings in bank ...
    • An analysis of the Practice and Standard of Corporate Governance in the UAE Banking Industry 

      Al Moosawi, Hassan (The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2012)
      The global economic crisis of 2008, partly triggered by the lack of stringent management oversight of large financial institutions has raised regulatory alarms around the world. To address the challenges arising out of ...
    • Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on GCC- UAE's Banking Sector 

      Jaber, Hoda (The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2012-02)
      The rationale behind this paper is to inspect the impact of the global financial crisis on GCC countries, UAE in particular & its banking sector. To assess the extent of that effect, this paper provides some comparison ...
    • State of Global Financial Crime In-­depth Analysis on GCC Countries 

      Odeh, Layan Mazen (The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2012-03)
      Financial crime has been present ever since business and trade have started; however, the issue of financial crime was only dealt with ex post facto. In the last few years, particularly after the 2007 global economic crisis, ...
    • Macroeconomic Conditions and Soundness of UAE Banking Sector 

      Ali, Dhuha Musleh Fadhel (The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2012-04)
      Using a panel data for 19 UAE national banks covering the period 2005-2010, this research analyzes the impact of selected macroeconomic and bank-specific variables on financial soundness indicators (FSIs) related to banks. ...
    • An application of Data Envelopment Analysis to study the Technical Efficiency of UAE banks in the pre and post crisis period 

      Siddiqui, Huma Anjum (The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2012-04)
      The rapid growth and development of the UAE banking sector over the past decade has seen increased competitiveness, technological advancements, booming economic conditions as well as a global financial meltdown resulting ...