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Taking The Long View: Crises Demand Attention, But So Do Long-Term Trends.

Corporate leaders can be forgiven for not thinking too far ahead. The length of time that investors hold stock has fallen. Share-holders want fast rewards—and quick fixes when performance flags. Moreover, given the upheavals and macroeconomic uncertainties of the past decade, many CEOs and CFOs have been preoccupied with firefighting.

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Global Finance Names The World’s Best Islamic Financial Institutions 2016

Global Finance Names The World’s Best Islamic Financial Institutions 2016

The winners of this year’s awards are those firms that contributed to the growth of Islamic financing and successfully met their customers’ needs for Shariah-compliant products, while creating the foundation for continued growth and safety in the future, with modern and efficient delivery channels.

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The Happiest Countries in the World 2015

The Happiest Countries in the World 2015

The study bases its rankings on data from the Gallup World Poll and takes into account variables such as real GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, corruption levels and social freedoms.

Best Global Brands 2015

Best Global Brands 2015

The American Marketing Association defines a “brand” as “a name, term, design, symbol or any other feature that identifies one seller's good or service as distinct from those of other sellers.” Some marketing researchers assert that brands are one of the most valuable assets that a company has.

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Adding Value And Boosting Digital Agility: Svante Andreen, Nordea

Adding Value And Boosting Digital Agility: Svante Andreen, Nordea

Nordea Markets Investment Banking is an integrated part of wholesale banking in the Nordea Group. A move from different legacy systems to one single platform is part of Nordea’s simplification program. Svante Andreen, Nordea co-head of markets investment banking, expects the move to foster agility, enabling Nordea to become a truly digital bank.

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Beer Giant Offers to Sell Some Brands -- WSJ

By Saabira Chaudhuri LONDON -- Anheuser-Busch InBev NV has offered to sell SABMiller PLC's Central and Eastern European brands, including Pilsner Urquell, ahead of a decision by the European Commission on whether to approve its acquisition of the London-based brewer. ...

Sequoia Reopens To New Clients -- WSJ

By Sarah Krouse Sequoia Fund Inc., a mutual fund hurt by a large bet on drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., is reopening to new investors, according to a new filing. As of Friday, Sequoia is open to new investors that ...