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Working-capital efficiency appears at standstill

7/24/2014

  • CFO.com

The average days working capital at major nonfinancial public companies improved by 0.2 day, or 0.7%, last year compared with 2012, according to a survey by REL. Three-year improvement totaled 0.1%. R… Read More

Retail acquisitions increasingly competitive, says Unibail Rodamco CFO

7/24/2014

  • CNBC

Retail tenants' willingness to enter into long-term lease agreements depends on their investments in the location and their performance there, said Jaap Tonckens, CFO of Unibail Rodamco. He also said … Read More

IMF lowers global growth outlook

7/24/2014

  • Bloomberg

Global gross domestic product will grow 3.4% this year, down from an earlier estimate, the International Monetary Fund predicts. The IMF cites the lagging performance of leading economies and turmoil … Read More

Solar technology draws investment after shakeout

7/24/2014

  • Xconomy

The solar energy sector was hit by a brutal shakeout recently, but that's starting to change. Some novel startups are once again drawing investment. Some are also partnering with big companies to cope… Read More

Report: Increase in insurer assets was below global growth last year

7/24/2014

  • RiskAndInsurance.com

Insurers experienced 7% growth in assets under management last year, while asset growth worldwide averaged 13%, a Boston Consulting Group report says. Insurance companies could enhance asset managemen… Read More

Payments industry deals on the rise

7/24/2014

  • Bloomberg

There were 125 pending and completed mergers and acquisitions in the payments industry in the first half of 2014, according to Financial Technology Partners. New technologies and demand for easier pay… Read More