Economics and finance as a career for science and tech students

The post-2008 crash business world has taken a quantitative turn, focused on data driven and analytics led search for uncovering complex feedbacks that operate in the highly networked economy. The modern economy is a network of multiple markets that connects individuals, small businesses, banks, corporations and governments. Understanding the architecture of the network and how feedbacks operate between these entities has become imperative for businesses. Since consumer choice is both informed and shaped by peer networks, understanding how feedbacks operate in this network of opinions and a perception has become…

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Private equity’s dirty finance secret

Please use the sharing tools found via the email icon at the top of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of FT.com T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email [email protected] to buy additional rights. Subscribers may share up to 10 or 20 articles per month using the gift article service. More information can be found here. https://www.ft.com/content/48d107b2-5fed-11e7-91a7-502f7ee26895 Tighter rules are required to stop private equity managers from artificially inflating claims about their performance, according to the largest association representing investors in buyout funds. The Washington-based Institutional Limited Partners…

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Snapdeal SVP Business Finance quits ahead of Flipkart deal

At a time when as the merger of e-commerce firm Snapdeal with rival Flipkart remains uncertain, another senior executive Vivek Patankar has quit the firm, according to people privy to the development. Patankar was the senior vice president, business finance at Snapdeal and had been with the company for the last over two years. He was brought in at a crucial time when the company’s then chief financial officer Akash Moondhra had left. Snapdeal is in talks with larger rival Flipkart for a stake sale. The company has been undergoing…

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DU adds more seats to finance, business, economics courses this year

Delhi University has good news for students wanting to pursue courses related to finance, business and economics. The number of seats offered under Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis) and BA (Honours) in Business Economics have been increased to 1,162 from last year’s 884. DU conducts a Joint Admission Test (JAT) for admission to the three courses. The university has also done away with group discussion and personal interview from the selection process. The admission will be based on candidate’s performance in the entrance…

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Maersk ventures into trade finance

To make overseas exports easier for Indian companies, especially SMEs, Denmark-based AP Moller – Maersk, one of the largest container shipping companies globally, has set up a new business vertical, Maersk Trade Finance. In a nutshell, Maersk Trade Finance is a digital platform with pre-shipment and post shipment credit facilities. It enables exporters – manufacturers or traders – to not only get the cargo shipping services online but also apply for funds that can be used either to pay for the shipment or to invest in new orders. Pilot countries…

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Sundaram Finance reports 13.9% rise in Q4 profit

CHENNAI: Non-banking finance company Sundaram FinanceBSE 1.02 % has recorded a 13.9 per cent rise in its fourth quarter net profits ending March 31, 2017 at Rs. 139 crore. The city-based company had clocked net profits at Rs. 122 crore during the corresponding quarter of previous year, a top official said. For the full year ending March 31, 2017, the net profits stood at Rs. 495 crore. The profit for the year ending March 31, 2017 is not comparable to previous year, which includes a one-time profit of Rs. 40.64…

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Top 7 Careers to Explore with a Masters in Finance Degree

If you are working within any branch of the financial sector, you may be entertaining the thought of getting a master in finance online degree. You have been told that an advanced degree will open more doors to you, but what can an MSF degree from a school like Northeastern University really do for you? What career options are open and what types of jobs would be open to you? Here are the top seven careers you could explore once you have that online finance degree in finance in hand. 1….

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