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Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T1 2020
Unit Code HC2091
Unit Title Business Finance
Assessment Type 1
Assessment Title Comparative Analysis of the ASX and NSX
(Individual Assignment)
Purpose of the
assessment (with
ULO
Mapping)
To extend students’ knowledge of key securities exchanges in Australia.
This individual assignment is mainly based on the learning outcome 1. It allows students to
identify key security exchanges and their listing requirements in Australia, research and
explore the different market indices and securities traded. At the end of successful
completion of the assignment students will be able to have a basic understanding of share
markets and their importance.
Weight 15% of the total assessments
Total Marks 15
Word limit Not more than 1,500 words
Due Date Week 4 – Sunday Midnight (23:59 pm.)
Late submission incurs penalties of 5 (five) % of the assessment value per calendar day
unless an extension and/or special consideration has been granted by the lecturer prior
to the assessment deadline.
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Submission
Guidelines

• All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a
completed assignment cover page. Please make sure that your name and
surname, student ID, subject name, and code and lecture’s name are written on
the cover sheet of the submitted assignment.
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, no spacing, 12-pt Arial font, justify
and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings
and page numbers. When you submit your assignment electronically, please save
the file as ‘Individual Assignment- your student number .doc’. You are required
to submit the assignment at Individual Assignment Final Submission, which is
under Assignment and Due Dates on Black Board.
• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately
at the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style. Submitted work
should be your original work showing your creativity. Students need to read and
understand the Holmes Academic Integrity Policy before they start any
HC2091 Business Finance
assessment. (Please refer section 4.3 Guide to Academic Integrity p 27 of the Holmes
Student Handbook)
• Always keep an electronic copy until you have received the final grade for the Unit.
Please make sure that you submit the correct file. Any appeal relating to submitting
wrong files after the deadline will not be considered.
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Individual Assignment Specifications
Purpose:
This assignment aims to make students more familiar with stock exchanges with special reference to Australia.
This individual assignment is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of unit concepts
and apply their knowledge of the unit material. Students will need to perform a comparative analysis between
two different securities exchanges, which requires evaluative, analytical and critical thinking skills.
Guidelines:
Students by themselves need to explore information using the official website of Australian
Security Exchange (ASX) and National Stock Exchange of Australia (NSX). Students can seek
their respective lecture’s advice where necessary to clarify the task.
Assessment Task Requirements:
You are required to prepare a short report, making a comparison between ASX and NSX based on the following
key characteristics. In your report, you should clearly separate the answer for each sub question below. a.
Find the complete listing requirements for the ASX at www.asx.com.au and the NSX at www.nsx.com.au.
Which exchange has more stringent listing requirements? You need to discuss all the listing requirements
given, such as number of shareholders, company size etc.
b. Identify what are the different types of indices in ASX and NSX and explain the importance of indices
from investor’s point of view.
c. List minimum of three financial products trading in ASX. Are there any sub categories of each identified
products? Discuss the key features of identified products together with comparison of risk and return
of those financial products,
d. Overview of ASX including historical evolution, industry categorization, number of listed companies (As
of a date in 2019).
Note:
1. You are not allowed to copy any information directly from those websites and It is highly
recommended that you to understand the basics and prepare your essay using your own writing
style. Where necessary you can use tables to arrange your answer.
2. Please cite all the information sources used in the essay in the reference list and in text.
The assignment structure must be as follows:
• Holmes Institute Assignment Cover Sheet – Full Name, Student No., Campus, Session No.
• Executive Summary – The Executive summary should be concise and not involve too much detail.
It should make commentary on the main points only and follow the sequence of the report.
Write the Executive Summary after the report is completed, and once you have an overview of the
whole text.
The Executive Summary appears on the first page of the report.
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• Contents Page – This needs to show a logical listing of all the sub-headings of the report’s contents.
Note this is excluded from the total word count.
• Introduction – A short paragraph which includes the background, scope and the main points raised in
order of importance. There should be a brief conclusion statement at the end of the Introduction.
• Main Body Paragraphs with numbered sub-headings – Detailed information which elaborates on the
main points raised in the Introduction. Each paragraph should begin with a clear topic sentence, then
supporting sentences with facts and evidence obtained from research and finish with a concluding
sentence at the end.
• Conclusion – A logical and coherent evaluation based on a thorough and an objective assessment of
the assessment task performed.
• Appendices – Include any additional explanatory information which is supplementary and/ or graphical
to help communicate the main ideas made in the report. Refer to the appendices in the main body
paragraphs, as and where appropriate. (Note this is excluded from the total word count.)
Marking Criteria:
Marking Criteria Weighting
1. Identification of listing requirements in both ASX and NSX and explaining
which exchange has more stringent listing requirements
2 marks
2. Listing of indices in both ASX and NSX 2 marks
3. Explanation of importance of indices from investors point of view 2 marks
4. Identification of financial products and the subcategories 2 marks
5. Discussion of key features of the identified financial products together with
comparison of risk and return between them
2 marks
6. Overview of the historical evolution of ASX 1 mark
7. Identification of industry categorization and number of listed companies in
the ASX
2 marks
8. Academic writing, structure and referencing 2 marks
Total Marks 15 marks
TOTAL Weight 15 %
Assessment Feedback to the Student:
(Note – Detailed feedback will be provided on Blackboard when results are released)

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Marking Rubric
Content
Excellent (80%-full
marks given)
Very Good (70-79%
marks given)
Good
(61-69% marks given)
Satisfactory (50-60%
marks given)
Unsatisfactory (0-49%
marks given)
Identification
of listing
requirements
in both ASX
and NSX and
explaining
which exchange
has more stringent
listing requirements.
Outstanding review of
the listing
requirements of ASX
and NSX with indetailed information and
deep analysis.

Very good review of the
listing
requirements of ASX and
NSX with sufficient
information and
analysis.
Good review of the listing
requirements of
ASX and NSX with
sufficient information
and analysis.
Satisfactory review of
the listing
requirements of ASX
and NSX, but enough
comparison between
the listing
requirements of ASX
and NSX is not given.
Fail to identify all the listing
requirements. No
comparison between ASX
and NSX listing
requirements.
Listing of indices in
both ASX and NSX.
Identified all most all
the key indices in both
ASX and NSX.
Identified reasonable
number of indices in
both ASX and NSX
including all most all the
key indices.
Identified reasonable
number of indices in
both ASX and NSX but
missed some key
indices.
Identified satisfactory
number of indices in
both ASX and NSX but
missed some key
indices.
Only very few indices are
listed in both ASX and NSX
or missed all the indices in
one exchange.
Explanation of
importance of
indices from
investor’s point of
view.
Outstanding review of the
importance
of indices
from investor’s
point of
view.
Very good review of the
importance
of indices from
investor’s point of view.
Good review of the
importance of indices
from investor’s point of
view.
Satisfactory review of the
importance
of indices
from
investor’s point of
view.
Unsatisfactory review of
the importance of indices
from investor’s point of
view.
Identification
of financial
products and
the
subcategories
in ASX.
Identified 3 or more
financial products and the
sub categories and
presented
them properly.
Identified 3 or more
financial products and
the sub categories.
Identified 3 financial
products, but no
information about
availability of sub
categories.
Identified less than 3
financial products, and
no information about
availability of sub
categories.
No reasonable
information about
financial products and the
sub categories.
Discussion of key
features of the
identified financial
products together
with comparison of
risk and return
between them
Outstanding discussion
of
key features
together with
comparison of risk and
return between them.
Very good discussion of
key features together
with comparison of risk
and return between
them.
Good discussion of key
features together with
comparison of risk and
return between them.
Satisfactory
discussion of
key features
together with
comparison of risk and
return
between them.
No discussion at all or all
the information have
directly copied form the
websites.
Overview of the
historical evolution
of ASX.
Outstanding overview
of the historical
evolution of ASX with
key milestone of the
ASX.
Very good overview of
the historical evolution
of ASX with key
milestone of the
ASX.
Good overview of the
historical evolution of
ASX.
Satisfactory overview
of the historical
evolution of ASX but no
enough information
about its key milestone
Unsatisfactory overview of
the historical evolution of
ASX with no enough
information about its key
milestone. The information
is directly copy from
websites. No any critical
review from the student.
Identification
of industry
categorization and
number of listed
companies in ASX.
Identified all the
industry categories and
number of listed
companies under each
category. Presented
most recent updated
information in suitable
table format.
Identified all the
industry categories and
number of listed
companies under each
category.
Identified reasonable
number of
industry
categories and
number of
listed
companies under each
category.
Identified only few
industry categories and
number of listed
companies
under each
category.
No sufficient information
about industry
classification.
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Academic writing,
structure and
referencing.
Assignment structure is
an excellent application
of the provided
template and format.
Demonstrated a high
level of understanding
and skills of academic
writing by means of
Assignment structure is
in very good coherent
with the provided
template and format.
Demonstrating the
ability to present the
ideas in outstanding
Assignment structure is
in proper coherent with
the provided template
and format.
Demonstrating the
ability to present the
ideas in proper
analytical and
contextual level.
Assignment structure is
partly in coherent with
the provided template
and format.
Incompleteness may be
seen in introduction or
conclusion.
Assignment structure is not
in coherent with the
provided template and
format.
Failing to meet the
requirements of academic
writing in terms of
structure,
criticism, logical
argument, and
interpretation of data
and information.
analytical
contextual level.
and Demonstrating limited
skills of academic
writing in terms of
structure,
presentation,
wordings and
referencing
presentation, wordings and
referencing

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