This paper focuses on the market manipulation and its impact on the future trades. A brief idea about the commodity market has been provided in the report. Based on this discussion, it has been found that in spite of the rigid regulatory framework, market manipulation has been affecting the competitive scenario of the business. The record of manipulation from the past years in the commodity future markets had dramatically underscored the evidence that regulatory measures taken by the government had failed to work.
The Islamic banks and the conventional commercial banks operate quite differently and governed by different regulations and policies. This paper intends to present a comparative study on the performance of traditional Islamic banks and commercial banks of UAE. Based on this discussion, it has been found that Islamic banks of UAE have been able to reach to the maximum number of the customers. Furthermore, the efficiency of the Islamic banks in UAE is more compared to that of the commercial banks.
The report has analyzed the financial performance of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) with the help of CAMELS approach. Each of the aspects of CAMELS have been analyzed from the perspective of RBS. Based on this discussion, it has been found that financial leverage of the bank has declined drastically. Moreover, the analysis has also identified that the banks have been able to recover the interest payments from the banks.
The current report has focused on discussing overall economic environment of Australia and its retail industry through conducting top down analysis. After performing economic and industry analysis, it has been learnt that the Australian economy has been slightly hit, but it is anticipated that it shall improve in future. Two Australian firms, AMA Group Limited and Woolworths Limited have been considered for this report. Through bottom up analysis, current financial situation of both the organizations have been carried out. It has been found that their performance has degraded, which requires making a change in their approach of doing business in order to sustain in the market or industry.