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The eurozone after QE and the Greek elections

The recent Greek elections are also piling pressure on the single currency, but it's not just the euro that's under threat | 29 Jan 2015

A fat cat

Excessive directors’ pay must be red flagged in 2015

Pay packages should be transparent, linked to long term strategy and performance and adhere to binding votes | 27 Jan 2015

Fat cat

Off Balance: Fatcat Tuesday? That's so yesterday...

Calculations show that earnings for company executives returning to work on 5 January will pass the UK average salary of £27,200 by late afternoon on ‘Fatcat Tuesday' on 6 January | 07 Jan 2015

A Postcard From...India: Smell the confidence

I could smell the confidence, pride and optimism in the air. Though not visible on the ground or in numbers yet, the change in momentum is evident | 16 Dec 2014

Year ahead Q&A: Adrian Colman, group FD, Wincanton

In the fourth in a series of CFO interviews, Wincanton CFO Adrian Colman outlines 2015 for him, the finance function, and the business | 08 Dec 2014

A postcard from… China - The future is upon us

The message is clear: China's economic boom is not being viewed within the country as a one-off event | 05 Nov 2014

The Secret FD: Black holes should be on CFO reading lists

At some point, some of us will have to face a potential black-hole problem. The Secret FD has experienced it twice | 22 Oct 2014

Off Balance: From number-crunching to berry-crushing

Stephen Marsh swaps his calculator for a still, as gin-distilling career takes off | 21 Oct 2014

Tesco's fall from grace compounded by accounting blunder

Tesco's accounting debacle has set the supermarket back a long way, but does it have the wherewithal to bounce back? asks Chris Warmoll | 17 Oct 2014

Post-Budget surge in DB to DC transfers fails to materialise

The anticipated slew of transfers from defined benefit to defined contribution pension funds has not taken place, consultancies claim | 14 Oct 2014

Insider dealing charges slapped on former Morrisons tax chief

FCA charges Paul Gerard Coyle with two offences of insider trading | 30 Sep 2014

30 years of FD: The shape of things to come

The Financial Director editorial team make some loose predictions about how the profession will change over the next 15 years | 29 Sep 2014

BlackRock offloads Tesco stock

Crisis at stricken retailer deepens as second largest shareholder BlackRock offloads shares | 25 Sep 2014

Tesco fast-track Alan Stewart's CFO tenure to help allay crisis

Tesco fast-track incoming CFO Alan Stewart after M&S agree to release him from his notice period two months early | 23 Sep 2014

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

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

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