International Project Finance in a Nutshell

Author: John M. Niehuss

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781628101348

Category: Construction contracts

Page: 526

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The book provides a basic introduction to the legal and financial issues that arise at each stage of a project finance transaction. It contains a comprehensive overview of the concept of project finance and includes extensive coverage of the overall legal structure of a project and the key clauses in project and financial documents. It also has chapters on project preparation, procurement, sources of finance and other financial and credit support issues, restructuring, and investment dispute settlement. The Second Edition has been substantially revised and includes new chapters and material on: the application of project finance techniques to the funding of public-private partnerships, infrastructure, and the oil and gas sector; the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on project financing; offtake contracts; and recent dispute settlement developments. The book also features useful checklists for risk analysis, due diligence, concession and loan agreement terms, credit support, tax and accounting issues, and evaluation of sources of finance.

Project Finance for Business Development

Author: John E. Triantis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119486092

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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Raise the skill and competency level of project finance organizations Project Finance for Business Development helps readers understand how to develop a competitive advantage through project finance. Most importantly, it shows how different elements of project finance, such as opportunity screening and evaluation, project development, risk management, and due diligence come together to structure viable and financeable projects—which are crucial pieces missing from the current literature. Eliminating misconceptions about what is really important for successful project financings, this book shows you how to develop, structure, and implement projects successfully by creating competitive advantage. By shedding light on project finance failures, it also helps you avoid failures of your own. • Offers a roadmap for successful financing, participant roles and responsibilities, and assessing and testing project viability • Considers project finance from a broad business development and competitive advantage • Provides a strategic decision-forecasting perspective • Delves deeper than existing treatments of project finance into decisions needed to create and implement effective financing plans Helping readers develop, structure, and implement projects successfully by creating competitive advantage, this book is a useful tool for project sponsors and developers, helping them structure and implement projects by creating competitive advantage.

Islamic Finance in a Nutshell

A Guide for Non-Specialists

Author: Brian Kettell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470748613

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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The recent turbulence in the global financial markets has drawn attention to an alternative system of financial intermediation: Islamic banking and finance, which has so far remained on the sidelines of the unrest. Islamic Finance in a Nutshell is a quick and easy guide to understanding the fundamentals of Islamic Finance and how the Islamic Financial markets work. Designed as a quick read for practitioners needing to pick up the basics of the industry, it will enable readers to understand the differences Islamic and Western finance. Starting with the rise of Islamic finance, the book highlights the key areas which practitioners need to grasp to understand the marketplace including financial statement analysis, Sharia’a law, making money in the absence of interest and regulation. The book also provides readers with a basic guide to Arab terminology and a guide to the top financial institutions within the Islamic markets. This is an ideal guide for anyone with an interest in how these financial markets work, but who do not want to be bogged down in complex and unnecessary terminology.

Project Finance in Theory and Practice

Designing, Structuring, and Financing Private and Public Projects

Author: Stefano Gatti

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128114029

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 634

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Project Finance in Theory and Practice: Designing, Structuring, and Financing Private and Public Projects, Third Edition presents a set of topics that can be applied to any project financing task. It includes essential, core material for project finance, offering new insights about Sharia-compliant instruments and a comprehensive overview of the current state of the international regulation of banking post financial crisis. This updated edition includes new case studies and topics related to country risk, along with insights from project finance experts who share their specialized knowledge on legal issues and the role of advisors in project finance details. The book is useful for readers at all levels of education and experience who want to learn how to succeed in project finance. Expanded by almost 10%, the Third Edition presents three new cases, one from outside Europe Addresses human rights and sustainability issues, in particular the Equator Principles for determining, assessing, and managing environmental and social risk in projects Expands its treatment of guarantee mechanisms that governments are increasingly providing to private developers to attract private capital

Ending Africa's Energy Deficit and the Law

Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Africa

Author: Yinka Omorogbe,Ada Ordor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192551736

Category: Law

Page: 431

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With the inclusion of access to energy in the sustainable development goals, the role of energy to human existence was finally recognized. Yet, in Africa, this achievement is far from realized. Omorogbe and Ordor bring together experts in their fields to ask what is stalling progress, examining problems from institutions catering to vested interests at the continent's expense, to a need to develop vigorous financial and fiscal frameworks. The ramifications and complications of energy law are labyrinthine: this volume discusses how energy deficits can burden disabled people, women, and children in excess of their more fortunate counterparts, as well as considering environmental issues, including the delicate balance between the necessity of water for drinking and cleaning and the use of water in industrial processes. A pivotal work of scholarship, the book poses pressing questions for energy law and international human rights.

Principles of Project Finance

Author: E. R. Yescombe

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124157556

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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The Second Edition of this best-selling introduction for practitioners uses new material and updates to describe the changing environment for project finance. Integrating recent developments in credit markets with revised insights into making project finance deals, the second edition offers a balanced view of project financing by combining legal, contractual, scheduling, and other subjects. Its emphasis on concepts and techniques makes it critical for those who want to succeed in financing large projects. With extensive cross-references and a comprehensive glossary, the Second Edition presents anew a guide to the principles and practical issues that can commonly cause difficulties in commercial and financial negotiations. Provides a basic introduction to project finance and its relationship with other financing techniques Describes and explains: sources of project finance; typical commercial contracts (e.g., for construction of the project and sale of its product or services) and their effects on project-finance structures; project-finance risk assessment from the points of view of lenders, investors, and other project parties; how lenders and investors evaluate the risks and returns on a project; the rôle of the public sector in public-private partnerships and other privately-financed infrastructure projects; how all these issues are dealt with in the financing agreements

The Infrastructure Finance Challenge

Author: Ingo Walter

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1783742968

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 134

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Infrastructure and its effects on economic growth, social welfare, and sustainability receive a great deal of attention today. There is widespread agreement that infrastructure is a key dimension of global development and that its impact reaches deep into the broader economy with important and multifaceted implications for social progress. At the same time, infrastructure finance is among the most complex and challenging areas in the global financial architecture. Ingo Walter, Professor Emeritus of Finance, Corporate Governance and Ethics at the Stern School of Business, New York University, and his team of experts tackle the issue by focussing on key findings backed by serious theoretical and empirical research. The result is a set of viable guideposts for researchers, policy-makers, students and anybody interested in the varied challenges of the contemporary economy.

Anti-Money Laundering in a Nutshell

Awareness and Compliance for Financial Personnel and Business Managers

Author: Kevin Sullivan

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430261617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

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Anti–Money Laundering in a Nutshellis a concise, accessible, and practical guide to compliance with anti–money laundering law for financial professionals, corporate investigators, business managers, and all personnel of financial institutions who are required, under penalty of hefty fines, to get anti–money laundering training. Money laundering is endemic. As much as 5 percent of global GDP ($3.6 trillion) is laundered by criminals each year. It’s no wonder that every financial institution in the United States—including banks, credit card companies, insurers, securities brokerages, private funds, and money service businesses—must comply with complex examination, training, and reporting requirements mandated by a welter of federal anti–money laundering (AML) laws. Ignorance of crime is no excuse before the law. Financial institutions and businesses that unknowingly serve as conduits for money laundering are no less liable to prosecution and fines than those that condone or abet it. In Anti–Money Laundering in a Nutshell: Awareness and Compliance for Financial Personnel and Business Managers, Kevin Sullivan draws on a distinguished career as an AML agent and consultant to teach personnel in financial institutions what money laundering is, who does it, how they do it, how to prevent it, how to detect it, and how to report it in compliance with federal law. He traces the dynamic interplay among employees, regulatory examiners, compliance officers, fraud and forensic accountants and technologists, criminal investigators, and prosecutors in following up on reports, catching launderers, and protecting the integrity and reputations of financial institutions and businesses. In particular, corporate investigators will gain rich insights winnowed from the author's experiences as a New York State and federal investigator.

International Taxation in a Nutshell

Author: Richard Doernberg

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781628105551

Category:

Page: 676

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This nutshell not only addresses the fundamentals of U.S. international taxation, but it also offers insight into tax planning considerations. Both the U.S. activities of foreign taxpayers, as well as the foreign activities of U.S. taxpayers are explored. In the truly global economy in which we live, it is crucial for those involved in business and investment activities to understand the tax consequences that impact cross-border flows. Building on both academic and private sector careers, the author has used his experience to distill the complexities of real-world tax considerations into a clearly written, straight-forward presentation of the key international tax concepts, including the most recent developments.

Trade-Based Money Laundering

The Next Frontier in International Money Laundering Enforcement

Author: John A. Cassara

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119125375

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Uncover the financial fraud that funds terrorist organizations Trade-Based Money Laundering is an authoritative examination of this burgeoning phenomenon, now coming under scrutiny in the War on Terror. This book walks you through the signs and patterns of trade-based money laundering (TBML) to help you recognize it when it occurs, and shows you how data and analytics can be used to detect it. You'll learn the common value transfer techniques including invoice fraud, over-and-under invoicing, and misrepresentation, and learn why analytic detection systems have yet to be implemented despite the existence of copious data. Case studies from around the world highlight the real-life implications of the concepts and processes presented in the text, giving you a first-hand view of the mechanisms at work inside this expanding illegal market. Trade-based money laundering uses trade to convert large quantities of illicit cash into less conspicuous assets or commodities to evade financial transparency laws and regulations. As an ideal funding mechanism for terrorist groups, the practice is getting more attention even as it increases in scale and spread. This book takes you deep inside TBML to better arm you against its occurrence. Learn the typical value transfer techniques of TBML Examine case studies detailing international examples Discover why institutions have failed to implement detection systems Explore ways in which analytics can identify TBML According to the U.S. State Department, TBML has reached staggering proportions in recent years, and is considered by many to be the next frontier of international money laundering enforcement. Trade-Based Money Laundering gives you a battle plan, with expert insight and real-world guidance.

Finance in a Nutshell

A No-nonsense Companion to the Tools and Techniques of Finance

Author: Javier Estrada

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273675402

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

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No other book is a comprehensive toolkit of financial issues, instructive, and so easy to read, all at the same time – this book is all that and more. The author regularly gives talks, seminars, and courses for executives and is very aware of their lack of understanding (or their inability to remember) simple but key financial concepts and tools. He is continually asked to recommend a simple book that helps them to refresh key financial concepts and tools.

Construction Law in a Nutshell

Author: Donald Campbell

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781628101072

Category: Construction contracts

Page: 234

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This book provides a comprehensive survey of the major legal issues that arise in the course of a construction project. The structure of the book first focuses on the major participants on a project and the relationships and interests of each of participant. It then shifts to chapters on recurring themes in construction law such as the economic loss rule, calculation of damages, and defective construction. While making the concepts accessible for any reader, the book provides a logical structure for those teaching construction law to use as either the primary or supplemental reading for the course.

Optimal Supply Chain Management in Oil, Gas, and Power Generation

Author: David Jacoby

Publisher: PennWell Corporation

ISBN: 1593702922

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 289

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David Jacoby's highly regarded book addresses the specific supply chain management characteristics and needs of oil, gas, and power companies, and contains a wealth of industry-specific examples. Jacoby provides a toolbox for large-scale capital expenditure decision making and for transforming capital and operation expenditures to exert a visible financial impact in oil, gas, and power companies. The supply chain risk management decision analysis tools offered by Jacoby will help operators increase economic value added while enhancing safety and stewardship of the environment. This book is an invaluable reference resource for chief operating officers; chief financial officers; engineers; vice presidents of supply chain, operations, or production; and directors and managers of procurement, purchasing, operations, or materials management.

Transnational Criminal Organizations, Cybercrime, and Money Laundering

A Handbook for Law Enforcement Officers, Auditors, and Financial Investigators

Author: James R. Richards

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420048728

Category: Law

Page: 344

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WRITTEN BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONAL FOR OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL IN THE TRENCHES This book examines the workings of organized criminals and criminal groups that transcend national boundaries. Discussions include methods used by criminal groups to internationally launder money; law enforcement efforts to counteract such schemes; and new methods and tactics to counteract transnational money laundering. A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO FACETS OF INTERNATIONAL CRIME AND MEASURES TO COMBAT THEM Intended for law enforcement personnel, bank compliance officers, financial investigators, criminal defense attorneys, and anyone interested in learning about the basic concepts of international crime and money laundering, this timely text explains: money laundering terms and phrases an overview of relevant federal agencies, transnational criminal organizations, and basic investigatory techniques the intricacies of wire transfers and cyberbanking the phenomenon of the "World Wide Web"

Fundamentals of Project Management

Author: Joseph Heagney

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814437370

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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"...a great resource for helping a project manager or other team member to learn new tools and techniques or refresh their knowledge. "-PM World Journal A project management bestseller-revised and better than ever. Boasting sales of more than 200,000 copies, Fundamentals of Project Management has helped generations of project managers navigate the ins and outs of every aspect of this complex discipline. But much has changed in recent years. Fully updated in accordance with the latest version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R)), the fifth edition of this classic text remains the perfect introduction to the subject, showing readers how to: Clarify project goals and objectives * Develop a work breakdown structure * Create a project risk plan * Produce a realistic schedule * Manage change requests * Control and evaluate progress at every stage * Lead the project team The book contains new information and expanded coverage on topics including estimating; stakeholder management; procurement management; creating a communication plan; project closure; requirements for PMP certification; and much more. Chock full of tools, techniques, examples, and instructive exercises, this up-to-the-minute guide will help you plan and execute projects on time, on budget-and with maximum efficiency.

Handbook of Anti-Money Laundering

Author: Dennis Cox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470685271

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 752

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Effectively implement comprehensive anti-money laundering regulations Handbook of Anti-Money Laundering details the most up-to-date regulations and provides practical guidance toward implementation. While most books focus on the regulations themselves, this useful guide goes further by explaining their meaning to bank operations, and how the rules apply to real-life scenarios. The international perspective provides a broader understanding of the anti-money laundering controls that are in place worldwide, with certain country-specific details discussed in-depth. Coverage includes the Wolfsberg Principles, Financial Action Task Force guidance, the U.S. Patriot Act, and the latest from both the EU and Bank for International Settlements. The IMF estimates that two to five per cent of the global GDP – $590 billion to $1.5 trillion – is laundered every year. Globally, banks and other financial institutions have been required to put in place specific arrangements to prevent and detect money laundering and the criminal activity that underlies it. This book provides the latest regulations and guidance toward application. Understand what money laundering regulations mean in practice Reference international and country-specific rules and regulations Get up to speed on the most current regulations and practices Implement the most effective anti-money laundering measures In response to the increased monitoring and regulation, money launderers have become more sophisticated at disguising the source of their funds. Financial institutions' employees must be ever more aware of what they're facing, and how to deal with it, making actionable guidance a critical companion to any regulatory information. For financial institutions seeking more thorough understanding and practical advice, the Handbook of Anti-Money Laundering is a comprehensive guide.

Children of the Days

A Calendar of Human History

Author: Eduardo Galeano

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 1568589719

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 432

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Unfurling like a medieval book of days, each page of Eduardo Galeano's Children of the Days has an illuminating story that takes inspiration from that date of the calendar year, resurrecting the heroes and heroines who have fallen off the historical map, but whose lives remind us of our darkest hours and sweetest victories. Challenging readers to consider the human condition and our own choices, Galeano elevates the little-known heroes of our world and decries the destruction of the intellectual, linguistic, and emotional treasures that we have all but forgotten. Readers will discover many inspiring narratives in this collection of vignettes: the Brazilians who held a "smooch-in" to protest against a dictatorship for banning kisses that "undermined public morals;" the astonishing day Mexico invaded the United States; and the "sacrilegious" women who had the effrontery to marry each other in a church in the Galician city of A Coruna in 1901. Galeano also highlights individuals such as Pedro Fernandes Sardinha, the first bishop of Brazil, who was eaten by Caete Indians off the coast of Alagoas, as well as Abdul Kassem Ismael, the grand vizier of Persia, who kept books safe from war by creating a walking library of 117,000 tomes aboard four hundred camels, forming a mile-long caravan. Beautifully translated by Galeano's longtime collaborator, Mark Fried, Children of the Days is a majestic humanist treasure that shows us how to live and how to remember. It awakens the best in us.

Statistics in a Nutshell

Author: Sarah Boslaugh

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449316824

Category: Mathematics

Page: 569

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A clear and concise introduction and reference for anyone new to the subject of statistics.

Banking Regulation in the United States - Third Edition

Author: Carl Felsenfeld,David L. Glass

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1578232635

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 482

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This handy reference work is ideal for either the experienced practitioner or the neophyte, representing an institution or client whose interests involve United States banking regulation. Banking Regulation in the United States analyzes and discusses the pattern of banking regulation, including the Dodd-Frank Act, the systems structure, the sources of governing law and the nature and reasons for the changes that gives this field its peculiar volatility.

International Environmental Law in a Nutshell

Author: Lakshman D. Guruswamy,Kevin L. Doran

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 721

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This Nutshell introduces the relevant concepts of international environmental law, contemplates the socio-scientific evidence confronting lawmakers, and addresses the resulting corpus of substantive law. Expert authors cover international environmental problems such as population, biodiversity, global climate change, ozone depletion, Antarctica, toxic and hazardous substances, land- and vessel-based pollution, transboundary water pollution, desertification, and nuclear damage.