A description of the task: To critically discuss the impact of COVID-19 on financial markets. You need to describe how COVID-19 impacted on company’s ability to earn, investment, employment, profit, sales, business expenses, and import & export. You can highlight how the company can mitigate COVID-19 risks. You should consult reliable and high-quality academic sources.

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 A description of the task: To critically discuss the impact of COVID-19 on financial
markets. You need to describe how COVID-19 impacted on company’s ability to earn,
investment, employment, profit, sales, business expenses, and import & export. You can
highlight how the company can mitigate COVID-19 risks. You should consult reliable and
high-quality academic sources.
 The requirements/expectations of the task: You are expected to draw on theoretical as
well as empirical evidence and relevant case studies.
 Presentation format/style: 12 font, double line spacing, the text should be ‘justified’.
 Referencing style/requirements: Harvard style
Assessment Information/Brief
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Assessed intended learning outcomes (from Module):
On successful completion of this assessment, you will be able to:
Knowledge and Understanding (maximum of 5)i
On successful completion the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the importance of different financial institutions and markets
  2. Measure the effect of economic, financial and regulatory variables on markets
  3. Evaluate the consequences of operational and financial decision on financial institutions
  4. Assess the structure and function of money, capital, currency and dividend markets
  5. Critically evaluate the function of financial markets and institutions in the context of corporate decision
    making.
    Key Subject Specific Skills (maximum of 5)
    On completion the student will be able to:
  6. Apply information technology in trading different financial instruments.
  7. Devise and execute complex trading strategies under a range of different circumstances.
  8. Evaluate and judge the impact of financial markets under different scenarios.
  9. Locate, summarise and synthesise a range of information from electronic data sources relevant to firm
    financial strategies.
    Aims of Module
  10. an understanding of the financial institutions, services and products that they offer
  11. an understanding of the role and importance of financial markets like debt, equity and derivative markets.
  12. an awareness of the recent and ongoing changes within the financial markets and institutions
  13. an appreciation of the regulatory framework for financial markets and institutions.
  14. an ability to identify the forces of change facing financial institutions and to appraise the alternative
    development strategies which may be pursued.

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