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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.

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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, along with interest rate, credit, counterparty and liquidity risks. Currency volatility leads to higher hedging costs. Exchange rate fluctuations exacted a $31 billion toll on companies in 2015’s first quarter. More than two-thirds of respondents report that regulatory issues occupy their time, ...


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