Tension is running high in London’s financial district as two rival European exchanges make a play for the venerable London Stock Exchange.
Investors looking for high stock market returns in rapidly growing economies such as China and India are likely to be disappointed, a new study has found. Based on equity return and dividend growth data from 17 markets spanning 105 ...
Outsourcing has gone in and out of fashion, with various studies debating the pros and cons of farming out business processes to a third-party provider. Yet a study commissioned by Accenture dispels some commonly held beliefs among finance directors ...
Despite the long-acknowledged advantages of electronic processing of invoices and payments, companies have been slow to let go of paper. The Web is changing all that.
Placido: "Margin pressure is forcing the closer integration of vanilla-execution and post-trade processing"
Eighteen months ago a group of leading project finance banks adopted the Equator Principles. They are now under attack from critics who claim the banks were more interested in profits and PR than in principles.
On June 4, 2003, 10 ...
Anyone who has called a US bank’s call center recently has heard the ever-popular command of “Press 1 for English, Press 2 for Spanish.” It seems banks have finally discovered the US Hispanic market.
The 40 million ...
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After gaining passenger loyalty in the US with its goal of “bringing humanity back to air travel,” JetBlue went international this year, adding flights to two Caribbean destinations. The airline ...
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A growing global economy made it some-what easier to be a banker in the past 12 months, as credit risks generally de-clined and de-mand for bank-ing services was brisk. The skills of the world ...
Perceptions of the UK’s international competitiveness have suffered a blow with studies indicating that low productivity is costing the economy £87 billion annually. According to a study conducted by Proudfoot Consulting, the banking and finance industry is ...
An SEC proposal to register hedge fund advisers has received a mixed response, with some welcoming it as long overdue and others saying it could impose a regulatory burden that would mean the SEC was less able to ...
Lewis:“Producing correct numbers
With their educated workforce and low costs, the Baltic states present some of the most interesting FDI opportunities in Europe. So why are they still struggling to attract investment?
Two years ago, a British laboratory equipment manufacturer, Grant Instruments, stumbled ...
The Enron accounting scandal may have sparked a wave of knee-jerk regulatory measures (Sarbanes- Oxley,FAS 133),but Europe’s top 1,000 companies are more concerned with the risks associated with poor customer service, a new study indicates ...
The market for outsourcing treasury services is snowballing as products become more refined and corporations grow more confident in the process.
Outsourcing has become a hot topic in the American media only in the past few months, but in 1989 ...
New accounting rules covering derivatives and hedging transactions will have profound implications for corporations. They may affect the viability of some common transactions.
Rob de Gidlow, treasury consultant for JPMorgan
The specter of foreign exchange settlement risk has preoccupied the ...
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