By Nomi Prins
From a former Wall Street insider and author of All the Presidents' Bankers, a searing exposé of the collusion between public and private banks as they seek to control global markets and dictate economic policyCentral banks and institutions like the IMF and the World Bank are overstepping the boundaries of their mandates by using the flow of money to control global markets and dictate economic policy both at the domestic and global level. These public institutions have become so dependent on funding from private banking and the revolving door between the two worlds is so smooth that public and private banks are effectively working toward the same goals.Packed with bold-faced names from the world of finance--from Janet Yellen, Mario Draghi, and Ben Bernanke to Christine Lagarde and Angela Merkel--Collusion sheds a bright light on the dark conspiracies and unsavory connections between what is ostensibly private and public banking and how it affects us.
A Certain Magical Index, Vol. 2 (Novel)
By Kazuma Kamachi
In Academy City, magic and science coexist in an unwavering power struggle--and Toma Kamijo has been caught up in the middle of it ever since he met Index, a magical nun who has been implanted with 103,000 ancient texts. When Toma learns from magician Stiyl Magnus that a shrine maiden is being held captive at an Academy City cram school, and that someone from the magical realm might be involved, the one-time enemies team up to save the girl. But it isn't long before the rescue mission takes a turn--will Toma be the one who needs rescuing?!
A Certain Magical Index, Vol. 1 (Novel)
By Kazuma Kamachi
In Academy City, magic and science coexist in an unwavering power struggle. Toma Kamijo, an academically-challenged student in Academy City, wields the power of the Imagine Breaker in his right hand, which allows him to completely negate all supernatural powers - as well as his own luck. When he happens upon a mysterious nun named Index, whose mind has been implanted with the Index Librorum Prohibitorum - 103,000 ancient texts banned by the Church - Toma's luck is about to be pushed to its limits when he finds himself in the middle of a war he never expected!
By Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler
Complete Guide to Property Investment in France
By Gerry FitzGerald
For the property investor France has it all - a uniquely stable housing market, a vast long-term rental market and 70-80 million tourists a year looking for short term accommodation.But that is not all. Property prices and mortgage interest rates are much lower in France and UK Capital Gains tax on holiday lettings in France can be as low as 10%!Whether the aim is to buy a second home or build a property portfolio abroad, France has to be the number one choice.The product of 12 years experience in buying, managing and letting properties in France, this guide leaves nothing to chance. It covers:. Hotspot locations and property prices. Setting up and running a holiday letting business. Investing for profit in the long-term rental sector. Raising the finance to buy. Finding the property. The buying process from offer to completion. Buying off-plan and leaseback. Buying an apartment. Taxation - French and UK
Ctrl Alt Delete
By Mitch Joel
Just a few years ago, all you or your company needed was a modest website and a toll-free telephone number. Those days are, of course, long gone. Keeping your customers and clients happy - and trying to attract new ones - demands an entirely new and innovative approach to online commerce.Mitch Joel, one of the world's leading experts in this area, warns that the time has come to hit the CTRL ALT DEL buttons on your computer, and to start building your e-commerce platform and business model from scratch. If you don't, Joel warns, not only will your company begin to slide backwards, but you might find yourself unemployable within five years.That's a very strong warning, but in his new book, Joel explains the convergence of five key factors that are changing online business forever. He outlines what you need to know to adapt right now. He also points to the seven triggers that will help you take advantage of these game-changing factors. In short, this is not a book about 'change management' but rather a book about 'changing both you AND your business model.'
By Peter Marshall
This book is suitable for those preparing for the examinations of ICB, AAT, IAB, OCR, AQA and all other courses in computerised accounting. Learning computerised book-keeping skills is very different from manual accounting. It can seem more like learning computer studies than book-keeping, and it is often difficult to connect it with what may have been previously learned in manual book-keeping. In this book Dr Marshall resolves this problem with the same skill and insight that made his book on manual book-keeping, Mastering Book-keeping, so useful to readers over the years. Deliberately constructing a clear and continuous bridge between the methods so that the student never loses sight of the double entry concept, he presents the material in a way that makes computerised book-keeping clear and easy to understand.
The Crystal Desert
By Julia Gray
THE CRYSTAL DESERT is the third book in the Guardian Cycle, a sweeping fantasy epic from one of the best new storytellers in the genre.Terrel's destiny is far from clear. In exile from his home, he journeys through a hostile world, with only the spirits from an earlier life and his instincts to guide him.Having crossed two oceans, Terrel finds himself in Misrah. A harsh and barren desert land, survival there is a daily struggle for its nomadic tribes. But Misrah is also a place of many wonders, where superstition is as important as the constant search for water. For Terrel, his magical talents may be all that can save him. And lead him one step closer to discovering the truth of the mysterious prophecies in the Tindaya Code. For more information on this or any other Orbit book, visit the Orbit website at wwww.orbitbooks.co.uk