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  • Why are public companies vanishing in America? Creative commons image Icon Anthony Quintano under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    07 Nov 2017

  • Why are public companies vanishing in America?

    Why are public companies vanishing in America? Creative commons image Icon Anthony Quintano under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Nov 2017
    Since 1997, the number of public companies in the US has been in decline. Why - and does it matter?
  • You and your money and Brexit Creative commons image Icon Hloom Templates under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    You and your money and Brexit

    By Jonquil Lowe

    How personal financial planning is influenced by, and impacts on, the external environment of social, economic and...

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    22 Sep 2017

  • You and your money and Brexit

    You and your money and Brexit Creative commons image Icon Hloom Templates under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Sep 2017
    How personal financial planning is influenced by, and impacts on, the external environment of social, economic and political factors, such as UK price...
  • What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking? Creative commons image Icon Fed Building: AgnosticPreachersKid / Randal Qaurles image US Treasury handout under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    02 Aug 2017

  • What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking?

    What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking? Creative commons image Icon Fed Building: AgnosticPreachersKid / Randal Qaurles image US Treasury handout under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 02 Aug 2017
    Randal Quarles has been nominated by Donald Trump to take over at the US Federal Reserve. But who is Randal Quarles - and what might he do at the Fed?
  • What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself? Creative commons image Icon bitchcakesny under cc-by-nc licence under Creative-Commons license

    What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself?

    By Martin Upton

    Boiler rooms involve the aggressive selling of worthless investments to private investors by unauthorised overseas...

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    30 Mar 2017

  • What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself?

    What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself? Creative commons image Icon bitchcakesny under cc-by-nc licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Mar 2017
    Boiler rooms involve the aggressive selling of worthless investments to private investors by unauthorised overseas firms.
  • What is shareholder activism? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Ximagination | Dreamstime.com

    What is shareholder activism?

    By Dr Henry Lahr

    Dr Henry Lahr discusses activist investors, who look for underperforming companies where they can buy a...

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    19 Oct 2016

  • What is shareholder activism?

    What is shareholder activism? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Ximagination | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Oct 2016
    Dr Henry Lahr discusses activist investors, who look for underperforming companies where they can buy a stake in the business then lobby for...
  • Banking crimes without end Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University

    Banking crimes without end

    By Prof Steve Tombs

    Has the UK financial sector become the 'serial offender' of corporate crimes with mis-selling of...

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    23 May 2016

  • Banking crimes without end

    Banking crimes without end Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 May 2016
    Has the UK financial sector become the 'serial offender' of corporate crimes with mis-selling of products like PPI and pensions? 
  • OpenLearn Live: 4th April 2016 Creative commons image Icon Windell Oskay under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 4th April 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Making sense of the Panama Papers; and the handheld device that changed the way we live - although not straight away....

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    04 Apr 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 4th April 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 4th April 2016 Creative commons image Icon Windell Oskay under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Apr 2016
    Making sense of the Panama Papers; and the handheld device that changed the way we live - although not straight away. Free learning from across the day.
  • Understanding tax avoidance Creative commons image Icon Images_of_Money under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

    Understanding tax avoidance

    By Dr Peter Bloom

    How can we reduce tax avoidance, and who is responsible for addressing it? Peter Bloom breaks down a growing...

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    03 Mar 2016

  • Understanding tax avoidance

    Understanding tax avoidance Creative commons image Icon Images_of_Money under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Updated 03 Mar 2016
    How can we reduce tax avoidance, and who is responsible for addressing it? Peter Bloom breaks down a growing phenomenon.
  • How large is the UK alternative finance sector? Creative commons image Icon Jim Linwood under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How large is the UK alternative finance sector?

    New research estimates the size of non-mainstream financial activity at over three billion pounds - and although...

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    17 Feb 2016

  • How large is the UK alternative finance sector?

    How large is the UK alternative finance sector? Creative commons image Icon Jim Linwood under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Feb 2016
    New research estimates the size of non-mainstream financial activity at over three billion pounds - and although growth is starting to slow, the alternative...
  • Understanding personal finance: Money, money, money Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Knowdl

    Understanding personal finance: Money, money, money

    Learn how to get on top of your debts and gain a better understanding of banking terms with this interactive learning...

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    Updated on:

    27 May 2015

  • Understanding personal finance: Money, money, money

    Understanding personal finance: Money, money, money Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Knowdl
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 27 May 2015
    Learn how to get on top of your debts and gain a better understanding of banking terms with this interactive learning tool.

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  • Financial accounting and reporting

    This free course, Financial accounting and reporting, discusses how accountants act as processors and purveyors of information for decision making...

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  • Financial accounting and reporting

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    This free course, Financial accounting and reporting, discusses how accountants...
  • Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

    Learn about the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping. This free course, Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting,...

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  • Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

    Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © 2009 Image Source/Jupiterimages Corporation Updated content
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    Learn about the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping...
  • Fundamentals of accounting

    Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for accounting. This free course, Fundamentals of accounting, will explain the...

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    Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for...
  • Liquidity management

    In this free course you will focus on liquidity management, one of the fundamental aspects relating to risk management that has come under intense...

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    20 Oct 2016

  • Liquidity management

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    In this free course you will focus on liquidity management, one of the fundamental...
  • Asset allocation in investment

    This course looks at how to take investor objectives and constraints and turn them into a portfolio which aims at achieving an expected return and...

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    20 Sep 2016

  • Asset allocation in investment

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    This course looks at how to take investor objectives and constraints and turn them...
  • Quantitative and qualitative research in finance

    What are the key features of qualitative and quantitative research in finance? What do they involve in practical terms, and what they can produce?...

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  • Quantitative and qualitative research in finance

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    What are the key features of qualitative and quantitative research in finance?...
  • Understanding and managing risk

    This free course, Understanding and managing risk, provides an introduction to financial risk management. The processes of risk identification,...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    21 Apr 2016

  • Understanding and managing risk

    Understanding and managing risk
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    This free course, Understanding and managing risk, provides an introduction to...
  • Understanding the environment: Learning and communication

    There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    17 Mar 2016

  • Understanding the environment: Learning and communication

    Understanding the environment: Learning and communication
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Mar 2016
    There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently...
  • Managing the European economy after the introduction of the Euro

    The Euro was first adopted as a currency in 1999, but what impact has it had on the European economy? This free course, Managing the European...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    24 Feb 2016

  • Managing the European economy after the introduction of the Euro

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    The Euro was first adopted as a currency in 1999, but what impact has it had on...
  • Stakeholders in marketing and finance

    This free course, Stakeholders in marketing and finance, comprises two sections introducing the idea of customers and stakeholders for financial...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    16 Feb 2016

  • Stakeholders in marketing and finance

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    This free course, Stakeholders in marketing and finance, comprises two sections...