Dividend Policy and Firm Performance: Hotel REITs vs. Non-REIT Hotel Companies
Executive Summary. This article investigates whether the greater reliance of real estate investment trusts (REITs) relative to non-REIT corporations on external equity ﬁnancing suggests greater capital market disciplin
For other meaning of "Economy of China", see Economy of China (disambiguation).
Economy of People's Republic of China
Pudong in Shanghai
Rank 2nd (nominal) / 2nd (PPP)
Currency Renminbi (RMB); Unit: Yuan (CNY)
Fixed exchange rates USD = 6.312486 RMB
(average in 2012)
September 30, 2013
Best Coast vs. East Coast
In a country the size of the United States of America, there will always be considerable debate when it comes to which Coast is the most appealing in terms of lifestyle, beauty, climate, food, and time zone,...
BULL STATIC & CURRENT GK 2013
BULL STATIC &
CURRENT GK 2013
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English 1101 (Nash) Raising Boys vs Raising Girls There is asteroytpe that has always been present in my life. The sterotype that my parents and everyone in my family always tried to enstill in me was that you should be easier on boys than on girls. I was raised differently from my brothers and my
The Taming of the Shrew vs. 10 Things
The relationship between man and woman is a theme that is forever present in movies, literature, and plays. Over time, movies can portray this in similar and slightly different ways. The Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things I Hate About You are two examples of thi
Network Design - Logical VS Physical
Planning and implementing a network involves many different methods and steps to be taken. Two of the pieces of this process are the logical and physical network designs. Generally speaking, the logical network is designed and mapped out before any attempt is ma
There are only four modes of death: natural death, accidental death, suicide, or homicide.
In contrast to natural death, Rynearson (1987) points out that unnatural death is “characterized by horror, brutality, and calamity”. He also notes that unnatural death presents at least three particulari
US vs. IRAQ
A)DESERT STORM LIGHT - We would use 250,000 troops to invade Iraq. It is very unlikely that Sadam Hussein would give US Forces an easy time in the 3 months that it would take to muster up enough troops. In addition, it would be hard for US allied forces to h
Recently my hair stylist had an elderly lady drive through the front of her salon, injuring three of her colleagues and a customer. The stylist she hit directly will never be able to work again, and all of the victims are still undergoing extreme physical therapy. Shortly after the accident the dr
Home-School Vs. Day School
When it come to eduction we think about doing home-school or day school. For instance, People may choose to educated by parents or professional teachers. They both have advantages and disadvantages but I prefer people to study in day school with professional teachers.
Teen Driving Safety
Driving in today’s world poses many dangers for drivers of all ages, but these risks are especially prominent for teenage drivers. These drivers do not have the experience that older drivers have obviously, but this combined with the usual arrogant know-it-all attitude of mos
In a world without walls or fences, what use do we have for Windows or Gates?” What defines a Mac user? 72% of the alumni at Rochester Institute of Technology, arguably the world’s oldest and most prestigious photography school? 50% more accuracy and 44% more productivity than PC users? The
Conservation vs. Preservation
The terms conservation and preservation are often viewed as being two separate and distinct functions. I strongly believe that conservation and preservation should not act singularly but work together in the eventual goal of maintaining an ecosystem. Both may be de
Conventional Medicine vs. Alternative Medicine
The Journal of Occupational Medicine divides the health care industry into two different categories: conventional medicine and alternative medicine. While both organizations treat illness, alternative medicine treats the physical, mental, and s
An 18 year old football player and several friends were on their way home on Saturday night on a dark road in Mexico City. John took a look at the speedometer and said, 'You are going to fast!' Immediately Pedro said, 'Don't worry I have everything under control' but deep inside, he knew he wasn'
Idealism vs. Reality
Two books that should come to mind when thinking of idealism vs. reality are Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton and A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. Both books are similar in the form that both are about the stories of everyday people that just want to be happy. However bo
Texting and driving has become an epidemic for people of all ages in the United States, and sadly I am a part of it.
An estimated 20 percent of drivers are sending or receiving text messages while behind the wheel, and this number rises for individuals between 18 and 24.
There have been many times
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A Secret Summer Night in California
We can all remember the things we did as teenagers that we wouldn’t do now as adults. This story from my teenage years was definitely one of those experiences. Whenever I hear about a teenage girl or boy that was been killed accidentally in a car accide
Scoping Out Obama vs. McCain The race would pit change vs. experience, fresh vs. tested, green vs. gray. Jonathan Alter NEWSWEEK From the magazine issue dated Feb 25, 2008 The democratic race isn't over yet. Hillary Clinton may still prevail. But the debate featuring Barack Obama and John McCai
Driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol is one of the most dangerous things that a human can possibly do. When people drink and drive, they are not only putting themselves in danger, they?re also jeopardizing the lives of other road users and pedestrians. At a young age, I use to w
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Last summer four terrified friends tried to conceal a secret, but does someone know about it. The horror is starting again and there is a person stalking them to try to hunt them down. Will they die or will they survive. The main characters in this story are Mrs.
Position: I believe texting while driving should be against the law.
Attention-getter: How many of you in here use the texting feature on your cell phone? How many of you in here text while you are driving? I personally do not bother with texting, and if I did, I d
Raves vs. the Government
The first amendment of the constitution is the Freedom to assemble, however Senator Joseph Biden sponsored a bill called the Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act (R.A.V.E. Act). With 10 other senators co-sponsoring the bill including Senator Hillary Rodham Clint
A driver’s license is among the most prized possession of a youth and a reason
for concern for most parents. Today there are over 26 million young drivers in the
United States. Motor vehicle accidents are unnecessary high among young drivers
between the ages of 15-20. Accidents risks
Dark Winter is a book about the psychological toll on the mind that occurs when living and working at the South Pole. A geologist, Jed Lewis, is invited down to the pole because of his advanced knowledge of meteorites. Mickey Moss, (Mickey Mouse, as the crewmembers call him) an astrophysicist, as
B2B vs B2C Ethical and Legal Issues
September 13, 2004
In these tough economic times, coping with the legal, ethical and regulatory issues related to B2B and B2C sites and the free flow of information is a major concern for both types of e-
Driest Places on Earth
The Atacama and Sonoran desert regions are different and alike in many ways. Atacama region located in Chili and the Sonoran region located in southwestern part of the US ranging all the way down the western region of Sonora, Mexico. These two regions are homes to many dif
Good Plating Techniques Vs. Bad Ones
People tend to “eat with their eyes” before any other sense. What exactly does that mean? It means even before someone puts a morsel of food into their mouth, they automatically are first drawn to what the food looks like on the plate. Does it look app