1 Origin and History of Mutual Funds
The evolution of Mutual funds can be traced to the times of the Egyptians
and Phoenicians when they sold shares in caravans and vessels to
spread the risk of these ventures. Historians are uncertain of the origins of
investment funds; some cite the closed-end investment companies
launched in the Netherlands in 1822 by King William I as the first mutual
funds, while others point to a Dutch merchant named Adriaan van Ketwich
whose investment trust was c
This chapter emphasizes the significance and characterization of
Pervasive Healthcare Systems.
1.1 INTRODUCTION TO PERVASIVE HEALTHCARE
Traditional Healthcare Systems are facing challenges in various ways
because of the aged population growth around the world. Healthcare services
cost has been increasing because of an exponential increase in the number of
aged people in developed countries. The increase in the aged people population has
created major challenges fo
INTRODUCTION TO THE INDIAN BANKING SECTOR
The Indian industry is presently experiencing an accelerated change in the
economy, especially with reference to workforce diversity. One major shift in
the workforce is the increasing presence of women in different occupations. As a
result, society has an increasing number of dual-career families. There seems
to be an enhanced standard of living along with some role stress. Working women
, in particular, are finding difficulty in balancing work a
Communication may be defined as supplying information to one or more people with the use of words,
sound or visual cues. The communication process is complete only when the receiver understands the
message that the sender intends to send. Until and unless the receiver doesn't understand the
message the communication error is there. In the communication process, there is a
message source then it is encoded and a communication channel is chosen to send
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A Memoir in Pieces gathers together some of his favourites. Here you will meet a Montreal-born mercenary soldier who declares "I like to fight. Once you've tasted blood, you want more." You'll sit down to a lunch of hamburgers, pickles, tea and Scot
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