12 Tips to Decide When to Return Capital to Shareholders
Based on interviews with treasury practitioners, AFP collected the 12 pointers to help treasury groups in the process of determining their organization’s capital structure.
AFP EconWatch: A Bright First Quarter for U.S. Businesses
U.S. businesses are expecting to shed cash holdings during the first quarter. Additionally, U.S. business activity in Q4 2014 was robust, and home sales picked up in December.
AFP EconWatch: Retail Sales Were Merry, Just Not in December
Buried in the news that lower gas prices had pushed down overall retail sales in December, holiday season sales were up 4.7 percent from a year earlier.
Corporate Finance Week: Growth in the U.S. and Nowhere Else?
The United States continues to enjoy a healthy rate of growth, an improving employment situation, low interest rates, little inflation, and dropping energy costs. But while the U.S. economy seems to be on the ascent, the concern for the rest of the world is deflation and economic malaise.
AFP EconWatch: Job Creation Like It Was 1999
The U.S. economy added more the 2.9 million non-farm jobs during 2014. But the greater supply of jobs was not matched with healthy wage increases.