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Weak global growth is foremost on the minds of senior financial executives across a variety of industries. In a 2016 global survey, the Economist Intelligence Unit uncovers how these professionals view extensive business risks that also include currency volatility, cash management in an environment of low interest rates, and technological and regulatory changes. But the news isn’t all bad: A majority of treasurers say their roles are expanding because their corporate leaders increasingly consult them on strategic matters. getAbstract recommends this perceptive article to corporate executives at all levels.

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A global survey of 150 senior treasury executives and 150 chief financial officers working in diverse industries reveals that low global growth is the chief risk facing these corporations. The International Monetary Fund predicts continuing anemic growth through 2017, challenging business expansion strategies. In second place in financial professionals’ minds is regulation: Respondents articulate increasing dissatisfaction over the growing body of rules and the amount of time they must devote to keeping up with changes. Some 40% of treasurers believe their workload in this area...

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