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Companies must raise billions to service growth demands

Companies need an extra €103bn of cash each year to sustain current working capital levels without impacting capital investment, PwC study finds

28 Jul 2014

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Mondi packages up new €750m credit facility

International packaging group Mondi strikes better deal for its extended credit facility

14 Jul 2014

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Growth revision shows 2009 recession shallower than thought

GDP may have reached pre-recession peak, according to data revision from the ONS

01 Jul 2014

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Drugmaker Shire in £241m tax boost

Shire receives tax boost amid takeover approach

01 Jul 2014

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BoE deputy says interest rates could hit 5% within decade

Sir Charlie Bean's comments contrast with Mark Carney's suggestion 2.5% will be the "new normal" rate

30 Jun 2014

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ICAS: Government must address ‘debt shy’ SMEs

High-growth businesses are reluctant to access external finance, while credit policy initiatives target the wrong firms, study finds

25 Jun 2014

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Hume appoints new FD and CEO as it seeks capital injection

Former FD at David Taylor Partnerships joins Hume Capital as asset manager seeks "significant" capital injection

24 Jun 2014

Research

FD Banking Relationship Survey 2014

Despite a period of restrictive covenants and onerous credit terms, FDs remain largely satisfied with their banks, writes Richard Crump

24 Jun 2014

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IAS19 discount rates for FTSE 100 pensions on the rise

Accounting assumption movement contributes to improving funding levels

23 Jun 2014

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Santander to refer SME loan requests to P2P lender

First-of-its-kind deal will see small business customers referred onto Funding Circle

19 Jun 2014

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UK CPI inflation falls to 1.5%

Lower costs for transport services, food and clothing contribute to rate decrease

18 Jun 2014

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BoE: Low interest rates keep businesses afloat but hamper productivity

UK productivity growth remains 4% below pre-crisis peak

16 Jun 2014

Feature

Harnessing the power of the crowd

Crowd funding is all the rage for art projects, but is it a viable source of finance for mid-market FDs? asks Calum Fuller

16 Jun 2014

Opinion

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

Feature

Going hostile: The role of the CFO in a takeover

Bracing for a takeover attempt requires the FD to focus on value, with plenty of risk management thrown in for good measure, writes Graham Jarvis

13 Jun 2014

Opinion

Dissatisfaction with ‘European project’ threatens recovery

The basic obstacle to stronger eurozone growth is lack of structural reforms which hampers the region’s dynamism and supply potential

13 Jun 2014

Opinion

Non-FD board members more open to alternative financing

FDs should listen to CEOs and other company board members as they will bring a wider view in terms of financing options

04 Jun 2014

News

More SMEs in profit and planning to grow, monitor finds

SMEs report encouraging signs in BDRC's latest Finance Monitor

29 May 2014

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Take part in the Financial Director Banking Relationship Survey

Gain an insight into the main causes of stress between your peers and their main banking partners

28 May 2014

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London ranked best financial capital in the world

UK capital knocks New York off top spot as world's best finance city, according to PwC report

20 May 2014

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Latest Opinion

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

Old technologies struggle to meet new demands

Old systems and technology can never scale to meet new demands, writes Peter Cochrane

Off Balance: Short stuff signals end for Gowex

Short seller Gotham City seemed pretty much spot on with Gowex, Off Balance notes...

Latest Analysis

Governments told to grasp nettle on accrual accounting

Governments failed to address deficiencies in public sector cash-based accounting that were exposed by the sovereign debt crisis

Key pre-pack measures are unworkable

Teresa Graham’s pre-pack recommendations are in the right spirit but are unworkable, insolvency practitioners tell Accountancy Age

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