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Spending Options to Cut – Domestic programs and foreign aid

Answer the following questions after reading the instructions with the attachment file> 1. What criteria did you use to decide which areas received the most or least amount of the budget? What is your rationale for your funding decisions? 2.What are some economic and political reasons why it is difficult to cut spending from the current high levels? 3.What are some economic and political reasons why it may be difficult to increase taxes to raise revenues? 4. How much of the budget deficit were you able to cut by 2030? If you were able to reach the 2030 figures what are the implications of your cuts economically and for you politically? If you were not able to reduce the budget deficit then, what are the implications of your decision economically and….

As part of the finance team of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) Limited you have been tasked with reviewing and preparing a report on the capital structure of the firm to critique whether the firm has been successful in maximising wealth generation for shareholders

Part A (50 Marks) DecaSport is producing high technique and specialised sport shoes. The company has been conducting research and development of a new model, where the lower mould can automatically adjust itself to avoid foot injury. The model has been tested and the managing board is happy to launch its production if it’s financial viable. The company already spent $800,000 for research and development. The new model will have a five-year lifetime, after that the company will stop its production. The new production machines will need to be bought and are budgeted at $7.5 million but can be used for another 5 years after the production of the new product is finished. The company depreciates fixed assets on a straight line basis to zero. The company expects….

You should explain how the business works and why it performed as it has, through consideration of the factors affecting the company, the strategies it has pursued and the economic and industrial context in which it operates

The theme of this assignment is the reporting and measurement of corporate performance. The assignment requires you to select a company in accordance with the essential criteria provided and to complete the tasks specified below. You are required to: – Evaluate the company’s financial performance as reported in the Income Statement (or Statement of Profit or Loss) for its accounting period which ended between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018. This period is your primary focus but you are also required to consider how the company has performed compared to the two preceding accounting periods. You should include copies of the Income Statements (or Statements of Profit or Loss) within an appendix. You should explain how the business works and why it performed as it has, through….

how the Great Recession of 2007-2009 impacted the current situation – What laws or regulations are being suggested in Congress that would affect these commercial banks?

Review the current situation (environment) in which commercial banks operate to assess, laws, regulations and regulators governing the operation of commercial banks; how the Great Recession of 2007-2009 impacted the current situation. Future expectations for the operational environment for commercial banks. What changes in laws, regulations, and practices are expected? What laws or regulations are being suggested in Congress that would affect these commercial banks? There are some points I would like my essay to be written, focus more in the current situation ‌‌‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‌‍‍ .

Comparing NPV and IRR Chandler and Joey were having a discussion about which financial model to use for their new business. Chandler supports NPV, and Joey supports IRR

Part A: Cost of Debt Kenny Enterprises has just issued a bond with a par value of $1,000, twenty years to maturity, and an 8% coupon rate with semiannual payments. a. What is the cost of debt for Kenny Enterprises if the bond sells at the following prices? Show your work. 1. $920 2. $1,000 3. $1,080 4. $1,173 b. What do you notice about the price and cost of debt? Answer in complete sentences. Part B: Comparing NPV and IRR Chandler and Joey were having a discussion about which financial model to use for their new business. Chandler supports NPV, and Joey supports IRR. The discussion starts to get heated when Ross steps in and states, “Gentlemen, it doesn’t matter which method we choose, they give the….

Suppose the State government is deciding between two possible electricity generation options:

Option A: Keep operating an old, coal-fired electricity generation plant. Option B: Build new, clean electricity generation infrastructure.Each option will provide $100 million of electricity benefits to the State each yearfor the next 20 years. The costs, however, differ for each project as shown in thetable on the next page.a) Use a 10% discount rate to calculate the Present Value of the costs of Option A and Option B and state which option the government should choose. b) Now use a 5% discount rate to calculate the Present Value of the costs Option Aand Option B and state which option the government should choose.c) Imagine you are the leader of an environmental lobby group. Use the answersabove to help explain what you would need to do to convince….

A variety of depreciation methods are used to allocate the cost of an asset to all of the accounting periods benefited by the use of the asset.

Depreciation Your client has just purchased a piece of equipment for $100,000.   Explain the concept of depreciation.  Which of the following depreciation methods would you recommend: straight-line depreciation, double declining balance method, or an alternative method? Guided Response: Let at least two of your peers know if a company would use an accelerated depreciation method for their financial statements or their tax returns.  Why do you believe this would be the case?

discuss the financial health of this company with the ultimate goal of making a recommendation to other investors.

Write a five-to seven-page financial statement analysis of a public company, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.   In this analysis you will discuss the financial health of this company with the ultimate goal of making a recommendation to other investors.   Your paper should consist of the following sections: introduction, company overview, horizontal analysis, ratio analysis, final recommendation, and conclusions.  Your paper needs to include a minimum of two scholarly resources in addition to the textbook as references. Here is a breakdown of the sections within the body of the assignment: Company Overview  Provide a brief overview of your company (one to two paragraphs at most).   What industry is it in?   What are its main products or services?  Who are its competitors? Horizontal….

 Ratios provide the users of financial statements with a great deal of information about the entity.  Do ratios tell the whole story

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.   Ratios Ratios provide the users of financial statements with a great deal of information about the entity.  Do ratios tell the whole story?  How could liquidity ratios be used by investors to determine whether or not to invest in a company? Guided Response: Let at least two of your peers know how debt service ratios can be used by a lender in determining whether or not to lend money to a company.

Calculate the current ratio, quick ratio, cash to current liabilities ratio, over a two-year period.   Discuss and interpret the ratios that you calculated.  Discuss potential liquidity issues based on your calculations of the current and quick ratios

Write a five-to seven-page financial statement analysis of a public company, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.   In this analysis you will discuss the financial health of this company with the ultimate goal of making a recommendation to other investors.   Your paper should consist of the following sections: introduction, company overview, horizontal analysis, ratio analysis, final recommendation, and conclusions.  Your paper needs to include a minimum of two scholarly resources in addition to the textbook as references. Here is a breakdown of the sections within the body of the assignment: Company Overview  Provide a brief overview of your company (one to two paragraphs at most).   What industry is it in?   What are its main products or services?  Who are its competitors? Horizontal….