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Don’t destroy value with M&A

Keep the acquisition team focused on both short-term and long-term value after the deal, experts tell Graham Jarvis

27 Mar 2013

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Minority report: Does anyone read audit committee reports?

Audit committees are under pressure to provide more detailed reports. Actually reading these reports seems to be of interest to just a small minority of shareholders, finds Andrew Sawers

27 Mar 2013

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Horsemeat scandal: The meat of the matter

The horsemeat scandal scandal has exposed the risks of relying on intricate supply chains, writes Gavin Hinks

27 Mar 2013


Telco CFOs striking a balance between stakeholder interests

CFOs can learn a lot from the way peers in the telco sector balance conflicting stakeholder interests and manage investments in a capital intensive industry, writes Richard Crump

27 Mar 2013


Corporate simplification projects made simple

Pinsent Mason's Paul Sutton explains how to carry out due diligence in corporate simplification projects

24 Mar 2013

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Age presents challenges for a changing workforce

Employers should use existing performance management systems to proactively address concerns with employees - regardless of age, writes Rebecca Harding-Hill and Elin Hannah

21 Mar 2013


Cross-border crossed wires - improve your international discussions

Bob Dignen explains that dealing with international colleagues isn't the same as chatting to IT on the third floor

13 Mar 2013

In Your Business Series: Expanding businesses

In the fourth of a series of articles looking at companies from every phase from start-up to exit/sale Gary Jesson looks at the replicating business success

21 Feb 2013

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Please buy from me, Argentina

The burgeoning UK-Argentine business relationship has been thrown into jeopardy by a dramatic change in the attitude of Buenos Aires to imports, finds Gavin Hinks

21 Feb 2013


IT budgeting – Greater than the sum of all parts

Modern enterprise IT is a complex beast turning IT billing into a lengthy and confusing process, writes Colin Rowland

15 Feb 2013

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Retail FDs facing online and overseas challenge

Retailers constantly hear of rivals making huge profits in emerging markets, but for many FDs it is less clear how to take advantage

30 Jan 2013


Government slams on the handbrakes in U-turn on fuel tax

HMRC will review the removal of tax incentives for ultra-low and zero emission vehicles

30 Jan 2013


FD Virtual Roundtable: The Fab Four

Four finance directors from a mixture of listed, private and public sector companies give their expectations for 2013

30 Jan 2013


Big data can improve international trade performance

Big data is moving beyond tactical applications to become a means of gaining strategic insights at a global level, writes Rob Glenn

27 Jan 2013


Ricoh UK FD on flicking the electronic invoice switch

The European Commission’s consultation on e-invoicing in public procurement is a key milestone in the delivery of structured electronic invoicing, writes Rick Hewitt

27 Jan 2013

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In Your Business Series: The established business

Whether survival or business growth is on the agenda there are issues companies should mark, writes Gary Jesson, e-FM Network

18 Jan 2013

An accident waiting to happen

Outsourcing financial services is an accident waiting to happen

The collapse of Mouchel brought the pitfalls to outsourcing financial services into stark relief, writes Peter Bateman

28 Nov 2012

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OFT wields new investigative procedures

OFT’s adopts new procedures for investigating competition infringements – good news for companies? Asks Caroline Hobson

28 Nov 2012


In Your Business Series: The growth stage

In the second of a series of articles looking at companies from every phase from start-up to exit/sale Gary Jesson looks at the growth stage

26 Nov 2012

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UK companies buck universal optimism trend to see the bright side

UK business owners more confident about the future economy bucking global confidence decline explains Brendan Flattery

19 Nov 2012

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