Abdul Hakim

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Credit risk is the most important type of risk in terms of monetary value. Another key risk measure is market risk, which is concerned with stocks and bonds, and related financial derivatives, as well as exchange rates and interest rates. This paper is concerned with market risk management and monitoring under the Basel II Accord, and presents Ten(More)
An important step towards reducing the vulnerability of wheat in Africa and Asia to the Ug99 race of the stem rust pathogen is the substitution of current susceptible varieties with superior resistant varieties. In the 2008–2009 cropping season both seed multiplication and dissemination of Ug99 resistant varieties were initiated in Afghanistan, Bangladesh,(More)
The increasing demand of biochemical supply for various industries has spurred the development of metabolic engineering to find the optimal design of the microbial cell factories. Traditional method of chemical synthesis using the natural producer leads to the production far below their theoretical maximums. Gene knockout strategy is then introduced to(More)
To accelerate genetic gains in breeding, physiological trait (PT) characterization of candidate parents can help make more strategic crosses, increasing the probability of accumulating favorable alleles compared to crossing relatively uncharacterized lines. In this study, crosses were designed to complement “source” with “sink” traits, where at least one(More)
Glioblastoma remains the most common primary brain tumor after the age of 40years. Maximal safe surgery followed by adjuvant chemoradiotherapy has remained the standard treatment for glioblastoma (GBM). But recurrence is an inevitable event in the natural history of GBM with most patients experiencing it after 6-9months of primary treatment. Recurrent GBM(More)
Employing slurry method, 20 wt % of ZrO<inf>2</inf> has been prepared by incorporating high purity nanocrystalline a-alumina powder and sintered at 1600&#x00B0;C for two hours. XRD pattern confirmed the existence of m and t phase of 20 wt % of ZrO<inf>2</inf> compared to pure alumina. The theoretical and bulk density increases with the doping of zirconia,(More)
Medical readiness education and training exercises are short-term exercises designed to provide health care and preventive medicine education to underserved civilian populations overseas. These high profile missions provide superb training opportunities, build democracies, and can be a powerful incentive to retain soldiers in the Reserves. Despite this, the(More)
Suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH) is an effective method to identify different genes with different expression levels involved in a variety of biological processes. This method has often been used to study molecular mechanisms of plants in complex relationships with different pathogens and a variety of biotic stresses. Compared to other techniques(More)
Zirconia Toughened Alumina (ZTA) composites are attractive structural materials, which combine the high hardness and elastics modulus of the alumina matrix with additional toughening effects, due to the zirconia dispersion. In the present study, ZTA composites containing different amounts of zirconia (in the range 0–16 wt %) were prepared by slurry method(More)
Unlike conditional volatility that has been investigated intensively, conditional correlations between financial assets have received only little attention in literature. Researchers have, for so long, focused mainly on estimating returns and risk, and have assumed that the correlations are constant and have therefore paid less attention on them. However,(More)