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Lack of collaboration, reliance on spreadsheets stymies business planning

7 out of 10 midsize and large companies still use spreadsheets for planning.

Lenders, borrowers adjust to new regulatory landscape in acquisition financing

Capital requirements and leverage restrictions constrained and changed acquisition financing last year, a Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz partner wrote. In 2015, expect more of the same.

Audit committees stretched by breadth of concerns, survey shows

Audit committees may be overstretched, but they are trying to share the oversight burden, and they are zeroing in on concerns such as cybesecurity and the performance of the CFO, a KPMG survey shows.

What it will take to revive global growth

Calls are rising for international coordination to boost global demand. But they seem to be falling on deaf ears.

Rising dollar catches US multinationals off guard

The hit to revenue and earnings that U.S.–based multinationals are taking from the strong rise in the value of the dollar against that of other currencies raises some fundamental questions about their hedging tactics.

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