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Businesses cashflow concerns ease

Fewer businesses experienced difficulties with their cashflow in the second half of 2014, report finds

23 Jan 2015

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International conflict biggest global risk in 2015

Interstate conflict is now the biggest and most likely risk to endanger countries and businesses, WEF report finds

15 Jan 2015

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IPO returns in 2014 outperform FTSE 100

Returns from company flotations in 2014 outstrip average FTSE 100 performance, Deloitte finds

15 Jan 2015

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MSBs outperforming smaller and larger companies

Research from Grant Thornton finds higher annual growth in capital investment, gross profits, and salary during 2014 for mid-sized businesses

09 Dec 2014

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Analytics key to corporate agility, Accenture finds

Data from Accenture reveals companies are increasingly using and investing in data and analytics to make better decisions

09 Dec 2014

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FTSE 100 CFO turnover reaches post-financial crisis peak

FTSE 100 CFOs are changing jobs more frequently than at any stage since the beginning of the financial crisis

26 Nov 2014

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CFOs’ satisfaction with function’s performance at three-year high

CFOs displaying greater confidence and more prominent role in business strategy, Accenture research finds

11 Nov 2014

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UK government among most "SME-friendly" globally

UK has one of the most SME-friendly governments, accounting institutes find

22 Oct 2014

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Six FTSE 350 companies fail to meet FRC reporting standards

Ten UK company reports, including six from the FTSE 350, determined to have fallen short of FRC requirements

14 Oct 2014

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Profit warnings reach three-year high

Profit warnings reach highest first half total since 2011, EY finds

29 Jul 2014

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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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General Election tops CFOs' list of concerns

Political risk bigger concern for CFOs than economic uncertainty, Deloitte survey finds

08 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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Tech and creative industries key to London's growth

CBI/KPMG survey finds technology and creative industries will drive London's growth in the next five years

19 Jun 2014

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France leads business birth rates as BRICS growth slows

Gap between G7 and BRICS company growth narrows in 2012

17 Jun 2014

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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

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Year of growth stokes service sector optimism

CBI survey finds businesses are hiring in significant numbers after a strong year

27 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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Business leaders concerned by lack of change capabilities

Barometer of Change report from consultants Moorhouse finds business leaders concerned by lack of change management skills

16 May 2014

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FTSE 100 disclosing more tax information

Step change in number of FTSE 100 companies making tax disclosures, PwC report finds

15 May 2014

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