Europe’s CFOs Betting on Recovery
The latest Duke University/&splt;i>CFO&splt;/i> Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey shows signs of optimism and recovery among European companies despite the macroeconomic gloom.
Capital Goes Back to Nature
“Natural capital” may be a new concept for many CFOs, but it could be one of the most important assets not on their companies' balance sheets.
Angry U.K. Lawmakers Confront Starbucks CFO
The finance chief, Troy Alstead, scrambles to explain why the coffee company pays no corporate tax in Britain.
Libor’s Double Whammy for European Banks
Different accounting standards could mean a quicker and bigger hit on the balance sheets of European banks than those of their American counterparts.
China’s Economy: Two Views, Both Bad for Europe
Two economists take opposing stances on the outlook for China’s economy and its currency. Neither’s predictions make for happy reading in Europe.
Euro-Zone Growth Flounders
Standard &spamp; Poor&spamp;rsquo;s cuts its euro-zone GDP forecast and says corporate defaults will continue to rise.
What the Best Finance Functions Look Like
Benchmarking reveals how leading CFOs run their departments.
Obama Win Gets Thumbs-up From U.K. Finance Pros
But at least one economist offers him words of warning.
Is Britain the Next Greece?
The U.K. debt plight is worse than the worst. And there’s nothing that politicians or John Maynard Keynes can do about it.
Running Rings Around the Banks
A leading European treasurer is not convinced that the latest proposals to ring-fence banks’ trading activities is workable. And it could mean higher costs for corporates.
Will Companies Finally Adopt the Euro Payments Scheme?
Incoming European rules designed to standardize cross-border payments have found little enthusiasm among banks and corporates, even as the compliance deadline approaches.