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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.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How corporate financial officers around the world view issues such as regulation, slow economic growth and new technology and
  • How the role of the corporate treasurer is evolving.
 

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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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