China’s consumption of key base metals may be a risk for the U.S. industry, venture capital investments are once again reaching high levels, Duke University releases its CFO Global Business Outlook Survey and possible Chapter 11 bankruptcy for this coal company. all these stories and more in today’s CFO roundup…

 

Big Appetite for Small Loans

Demand for the Small Business Administration’s popular 7(a) loans reaches an all-time high.

>> Edward Teach

 

Several U.S. Sectors at Risk From China

China accounted for about half of global consumption of key base metals in 2014, suggesting significant risk for the industry, says Moody’s.

>> Matthew Heller

 

Line of Insight

CFOs are eager to upgrade financial planning and analysis into a value-generating activity, suitable for today’s fast-moving economy.

>> David W. Owens and Josh Hyatt

 

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

Corporate venture capital investments are reaching levels not seen since the dot-com era.

>> Ed Zwirn

 

Struggling to Fill Jobs (Video)

John Graham of Duke University gives the results of the latest Duke University/CFO Global Business Outlook Survey.

>> CFO Staff

 

2015 Retail Holiday Sales to Increase Moderately

Deloitte expects stagnant wages to slow sales growth but sees no marked impact from stock market volatility.

>> Katie Kuehner-Hebert

 

Investment Adviser Fined Over Server Breach

The SEC says R.T. Jones exposed its web server to a cyber attack, compromising the personal data of clients.

>> Katie Kuehner-Hebert

 

Currency Volatility Costs Highest in Three Years

Data from FiREapps suggest North American multinationals are struggling to adapt to global currency shifts.

>> Katie Kuehner-Hebert

 

Stein Mart Faulted for Inventory Accounting

 

The retailer has settled SEC charges its internal accounting controls failed to ensure proper inventory valuations of items subject to price markdowns.

>> Matthew Heller

 

No. 2 U.S. Coal Miner Sparks Bankruptcy Fears

Arch Coal may have to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy unless bondholders approve a debt swap.

>> Matthew Heller

 

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