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Predicting the future is a job for soothsayers, not directors

There is too much volatility in world markets for predictions more than 12 months hence to be anything other than guesswork | 19 Sep 2014

blur appoint new financial frontman

Ex-Microsoft CFO Stephen Harvey appointed by s-commerce company blur | 16 Sep 2014

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Restaurant insolvencies up as costs rocket and spending falls

Utility bills and increased spending has put pressure on dining sector, says accountancy firm Moore Stephens | 12 Sep 2014

DB/DC transfers allowed under new retirement regime

Members of private sector defined benefit schemes allowed to transfer to a defined contribution arrangement | 21 Jul 2014

Fifa must red-card its old-fashioned governance structure

Fifa's current governance arrangements have proved unable to deliver effective leadership, accountability, transparency, clean business practices and public confidence | 11 Jul 2014

European companies continue to be impacted by the sovereign debt crisis

Despite signs of improving stability in the European economy, strong headwinds from the sovereign debt crisis continue to impact corporate defaults | 16 Jun 2014

Carney tells UK rates may rise this year

The governor of the Bank of England tells the UK to prepare for a potential rise in interest rates this year | 13 Jun 2014

Steep rise predicted in employee pension contributions

Changes to pension rules made in March's Budget will encourage savers, claim Towers Watson | 09 Jun 2014

A Postcard From...Qatar: More than the 2022 World Cup

There is more to Qatar than the 2022 World Cup, but it's impact is evident everywhere | 21 May 2014

Squaring the circle for mutual benefit

The idea that the venerated mutual should be consigned to the annals of history as no longer relevant is wide of the mark | 13 May 2014

Cyber attacks still costing businesses big

Eight-out-of-ten companies in the UK were affected by cyber attacks last year, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has found | 01 May 2014

Off Balance: Captain Obvious & the File-Sharers

Captain Obvious takes an disapproving glance at the latest statistical shenanigans contained to make their way to the inbox | 28 Apr 2014

Staving off shareholder activism

Boards need to get on the front foot and play a pivotal role in seeking out opportunities for sharing with shareholders why decisions have been made | 22 Apr 2014

Book Extract: Corporate Escape - The Rise of the New Entrepreneur

Corporate Escape is written by Maite Barón, CEO of The Corporate Escape, a consultancy that provides support to those looking to achieve success and happiness outside the world of big business | 07 Apr 2014

IRIS Software's CFO on how it stayed afloat during the floods

Mark Lewis explains the lessons learned in coping with the floods at a key time of year for customers | 24 Mar 2014

Eurozone deflation? ‘NO!’ – well at least not for now

UK importers will be unhappy with having to deal with GBP/EUR exchange below 1.20, unless of course they took advantage of the levels prior to the recent euro move | 07 Mar 2014

Aim Higher: Innovation...oil and water

Innovation stops stagnation...but is disruptive. Are you brave enough to create an environment for free thinking? Stuart Pickles explains the whys and hows | 05 Mar 2014

A Postcard From...the US: Talking turkey

The latest in our blog series from BDO staff about their views on the business and economic situations from around the globe | 28 Feb 2014

Off Balance: Retire at leisure

Grow old by working, say the stats... | 25 Feb 2014

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