China’s Stagnating Economy Could Seriously Impact SME Suppliers
Chinese factories are facing significant production overcapacity, an unwelcome development that could disrupt supply chains of foreign multinational corporations doing business there, especially those working with small and midsize suppliers.
Survey: AFP Releases Key Benchmarks for Companies Calculating Cost of Capital
The methods that financial professionals typically use to assess the future performance of their organization’s strategic investments are critical to future success. A new report, Current Trends in Estimating and Applying the Cost of Capital, released today by the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), allows companies to compare techniques against those of other organizations.
AFP Releases Corporate Cash Indicators™ for 2Q13
Business confidence appears to have softened as the pace of corporate cash accumulation inched up during the second quarter of 2013 and companies are indicating a greater likelihood to build cash during the third quarter, according to the July 2013 AFP Corporate Cash Indicators™ (AFP CCI), underwritten by State Street Global Advisors.
Corporate Treasurers Laud New BoC Governor’s Vast Experience
When Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty appointed Export Development Canada CEO Stephen Poloz as the new Governor of the Bank of Canada last week, it was a signal to treasurers that the Canadian government intends to focus on expanding foreign trade.
What Your Chinese Rivals are Planning
Chinese foreign direct investment is relatively modest at this time, but is growing and generally is expected to become even more prevalent. Treasurers will need to adjust accordingly and take a more active role in advising senior management on how to best deploy precious cash resources.