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Brick and mortar stores are strengthening the value of onsite customer support and benefiting from instant availability. We’re also seeing stores offer selected products only through brick and mortar channels.Some brick and mortar retailers are using targeted coupons and special offers, delivered electronically to potential customers when they are in the vicinity of the store.And, near and dear to our imaging hearts, retailers are improving the onsite buying experience with improved shopping environments and exciting in-store branding.However, internet pricing doesn’t always affect the pricing strategies of brick and mortar stores. Luxury brands such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton are among the retailers least affected by showrooming. Not coincidentally, they are obsessive about their store environments. Their products carry a premium price and they know their customers are interested in the total buying experience, as well as the product. The elaborate store environment and in-store promotions contribute to the exclusivity of the brand. They are trend-setters in the use of environmental enhancement designed to contribute to the sale. Luxury brands are great clientsfor environmental graphic producers and the retail community can learn from their business practices. 2.Financial Institutions Muti-goal Optimization Strategy:a.Identify the major ‘objectives’ and ‘problems’ in the management of financial institutions globally. What strategies do institutions use to meet these challenges? b.How do regulators evaluate the financial institutions?c.Why did ‘Virtual Banks’ fail? Discuss in depth. Based on this, what are the prospects for Mobile Banking worldwide in the forthcoming decade? What is the impact of FinTech companies on banking models?Traditional Questions for DomesticFirmsNew and Additional Questions forGlobal FirmsRISK MANAGEMENTWhat domestic Operations and Instruments we should immunize?What Global Operations and Instruments we should use for immunization?FINANCING DECISIONSHow Should we finance ourselves?How should we finance our Subsidiaries?CASH MANAGEMENTHow Should we return Cash to Shareholders?How should we get money out of Subsidiaries?INVESTMENT / CAPITAL BUDGETING DECISIONSHow Should we analyze Investment Opportunities?How should we analyze the same investment opportunities in different countries?
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SIGNALLING / COMMUNICATIONHow Should we communicate information to Shareholders and Lenders?How Should we communicate financial information inside the Firm?CAPITAL STRUCTURE DECISIONSHow Should our ownership structure influence operations?How Should we decide what to own and with Whom?B. The regulators evaluate and rate an institution’s financial condition, operational controls and compliance in six areas:Capital Adequacy: Evaluating and planning for an institution’s capital needs is a major responsibility for directors. To carry out this responsibility, directors

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