AFP EconWatch - April 14, 2014
Wider margins at retailers and wholesalers led to the fastest single-month gain in producer prices in nine months during March. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Producer Price Index (PPI) for final demand grew 0.5 percent during the month.
This Week in Corporate Finance: Economy Seeing Gradual Improvement
We continue to live in an interesting world where we can’t quite gain enough evidence and insight to clearly see the path we are on, but the general feeling is one of gradual improvement. This week’s employment report continues to reinforce this Goldilocks narrative; not too hot but not too cool.
AFP EconWatch - April 7, 2014
U.S. employers added 192,000 non-farm jobs in March according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report that also shows the labor market reached a significant milestone during the month.
Survey: Budgeting Processes Generally Costly and Ineffective
Planning, budgeting and forecasting is still too costly and ineffective at most organizations, according to a new Deloitte survey. The survey found that companies take up to six months to a year on their main budgeting processes but make changes at the last minute.
Case Study: Becoming a Finance Business Partner
In 2011, Maersk Drilling USA's finance team designed a specific strategy on how they could become the business partners they needed to be to add value to the bottom line. The team also made it a point to execute the strategy without adding more resources.