Contributed Columns Archives
More boards reallocating oversight duties as risk environment strains audit committee agendas.
China is expected to become the top U.S. investor in 2016 and beyond.
Global mobility is a low priority for most companies, despite tangible benefits for business growth; consequently, 43% of companies do not have a global mobility strategy.
Dan Levine, Oxford Economics writes, “As the large metro areas find themselves in an increasing competition for highly mobile talent and jobs, there will probably be continued convergence in community and economic development strategies; particularly in urban centers seeking to attract technology talent and promote business incubation.”
New research highlights cities where the largest percentage of CFOs view innovation as an employee strength.
Study cites influence of site selection and space design on employee value proposition.
Steen Jakobsen of Saxo Bank comments: “Inflation has fallen to its lowest in decades, interest rates have followed and energy prices are sharply lower. The lack of volatility in data and in asset markets has given investors a false sense of security; we could be in for a rollercoaster ride in 2015.
As of December, there were 288 IPOs on U.S. exchanges, which raised $95.2b, a 54% increase in capital over 2013.
TECNA survey of 1,500-plus executives offers national and regional views on business conditions, investment plans and policy concerns.
KPMG survey finds that cash reserves and easy credit are seen as the leading drivers for deals.