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Black car

A fleeting resource

Is it really better to outsource your fleet management than to keep it in house? Catherine Chetwynd looks at the pros and cons

26 Mar 2014

Cyber security by Simon Brader

Don’t wake the cyber shark

The cyber threat to business is growing at all levels, but what’s finance’s role in mitigating the risk? asks Calum Fuller

26 Mar 2014

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Green skills can help turn rising bills into cost savings

It might sound like a simple task to cut your energy bills, but to capitalise on savings takes specialist green skills

24 Mar 2014

Santiago de Chile

Chile's copper standard

Chile is pulling ahead as the most open and developed economy in South America, but there are still serious challenges to be faced, writes Gavin Hinks

20 Mar 2014

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Transforming your business with data

Analysing payment data can help to forecast how customers will behave, which may help businesses to mitigate risks ahead of time

20 Mar 2014

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Fleet: Salary sacrifice still an employee benefits minnow

Only a small proportion of car-driving employees are provided with a salary sacrifice option, writes Catherine Chetwynd

11 Mar 2014

Cyber thief

Using tech to tackle pension risk

Technology can help de-risk pension schemes. Graham Jarvis looks at how FDs are applying new systems

26 Feb 2014

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Defined Ambition: A half-way house or complete muddle?

Are so-called defined ambition pensions a half-way house or complete muddle? asks Anthony Harrington

26 Feb 2014

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Like its 1999 Part II: FD looks back at predictions it made 15 years ago

In the final part of our look back at FD's 1999 predictions, Andrew Sawers looks at how the world of finance has changed

26 Feb 2014

Rush hour

Auto-enrolment rush begins

Small companies are ill-prepared for auto-enrolment and will fail to appreciate what is involved, finds Anthony Harrington

26 Feb 2014

Brandenburger Tor

A gateway to better lending - learning from the German model

UK business lending is still suffering while corporate loans in Germany are up. Phil Thornton investigates what Britain can learn from the German model

25 Feb 2014

FD October 1999 cover

Like its 1999: FD looks back at predictions it made 15 years ago

Was the FD’s world of 2014 easy to predict in 1999? Andrew Sawers looks back at when Financial Director looked forwards

16 Jan 2014

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Procurement's new value proposition

If procurement is to become more aligned to strategic goals, technical competencies must be complemented by soft skills, such as communication

16 Jan 2014

Long-term incentive

Discounting the future: The furore over long-term incentive plans

Gavin Hinks looks at the dangers of using long-term incentives in executive remuneration plans

16 Jan 2014

A full house

Economic growth on the cards for 2014

Economists are in agreement that growth is on the cards for the economy, but it is not expected to be without hitches, writes Rachael Singh

25 Nov 2013

Royal Mail letter

A right royal management challenge

Royal Mail CFO Matthew Lester has a lot to deal with post privatisation. Dr Paul Simmonds looks at the management challenges

25 Nov 2013

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Corporate wrongdoing is all connected

Following the scandals surrounding News International, Gavin Hinks looks at how a culture of wrongdoing can arise in a business

25 Nov 2013

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Why BYOD belongs in the FD's in-tray

As more companies allow their employees to use personal devices for work purposes, Julian Swan explains why BYOD can be a legal quagmire for business.

13 Nov 2013

Internet tree

Dotcom FDs branch out

FDs who went through the dotcom boom and bust survived and, eventually, thrived. Andrew Sawers caught up with some of our dotcom interviewees

30 Oct 2013

A cloud tree

Cloud computing gets intelligent

Has the plethora of new cloud computing product releases allowed the finance function’s aims to be easily translated across the business? asks Rachael Singh

30 Oct 2013

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Most research finds that being a former British colony has, at best, a neutral effect on economic growth

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