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Cost-benefit analysis : financial and economic appraisal using spreadsheets

Thursday, 27 October, 2016

@TitleThe book has several unique features: readers are encouraged to develop their own skills by applying the tools and techniques of cost-benefit analysis to case studies including a project which is developed through the book; the use of spreadsheets is emphasised which is invaluable in allowing readers to test variables and cross-check the accuracy of their economic appraisal; and a dedicated chapter provides guidance on writing up a report which completes the analysis.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016


strin-juh nt / adjective

Rigorously binding or exacting, strict, severe.

The parents were very stringent in their desire for their children to avoid candy and only allowed them to trick or treat at a few nearby houses.

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Unregulated 'internet of things' industry puts us all at risk, security experts say

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Last Friday's massive cyberattacks should serve as a "wake-up call" and a warning to consumers that smart devices designed to make our lives more convenient are also making us unsafe, security analysts warn.  We're at the frontier of an era in which everyday objects — baby monitors, home appliances and even medical devices — come with built-in web connections. But regulation and security measures aren't keeping pace with this phenomenon, dubbed "the internet of things."

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