Summary of Financing the Fragile Economic Recovery

How Global Corporate Treasurers Are Navigating New Risks and Opportunities for Growth


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Financing the Fragile Economic Recovery summary
Treasurers and other corporate finance executives report that slow economic growth remains a major concern.


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Is slow growth the new normal? What impact does currency risk have on the bottom line? What about stockpiling cash? These are just a few questions the Economist Intelligence Unit posed to corporate treasury and finance executives worldwide in the summer of 2015. The responses reveal a mix of both optimism and caution as treasurers, CFOs and other financial professionals continue to grapple with the long, drawn-out aftermath of the 2008 crisis. getAbstract recommends this engaging report to corporate finance executives.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How lackluster economic growth, currency risk, regulatory changes and other factors are influencing corporate finance professionals
  • Why companies continue to stockpile cash
  • What opportunities and challenges treasurers face as their role in the corporate decision-making process expands


Slow economic growth continues to concern corporate finance professionals worldwide. In a 2015 survey of 300 CFOs, treasurers and finance staff, 59% cited lackluster global growth as their most formidable challenge to 2018. Foreign exchange and regulatory issues also rank high on their list of worries...
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