You should select a suitable company listed on a well-recognised international exchange such as, the London Stock Exchange FTSE 100 and make use of any related and associated data. There are three parts to this assessment.
1. You have been appointed to the financial team of your chosen company. You have been asked by the board to prepare an analytical review of the financial performance, position and reporting, using the most recently published financial statements (annual rather than half-year or other interim statements) and other information available, either in the public domain or from within the company.[1,500 words, 40% of the total mark]
2. You should provide a clear and detailed assessment of the macroeconomic environment within which your chosen company operates, including its current and planned operations. You should also consider the microeconomic aspects of the company’s operations including, for example, aspects related to demand for its products and services and relevant aspects related to market structure, competition and consumer demand. Ensure you make use of appropriate data and illustrations and employ appropriate economic concepts within your answer.