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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.


From Our Sister Sites


Since its acquisition of Interactive Data Corp two months ago, Intercontinental Exchange has announced partnership with BlackRock related to Treasury bond exchange traded fund (ETF) indices, and a transaction-cost analysis deal with AllianceBernstein. Both deals involve data from ICE's new Interactive Data Corp. acquisition and are examples of how ICE plans to leverage the data company address what it sees as evolving data needs in current markets.  


In the near term, the Chinese investor group planning to acquire the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) supports the exchange's planned launch of a new dark auction model, expected to begin rolling out sometime this spring. In the longer term, the acquisition of CHX by Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group (the Casin Group) may serve as a link for Chinese companies interested in accessing U.S. markets, or using U.S. market strategies and technology in China.