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Outcomes over outputs: embracing integrated reporting 29 November, 2013 Public sentiment towards big business has suffered in the aftermath of the financial crisis. However, as the economic recovery starts to take hold in the UK, the US and parts of Europe,...

Ear to the ground: the CFO's transferable skills 29 November, 2013 In some senior executive roles, in-depth knowledge of a specific industry can be a great boon, but when it comes to the head of the finance function, skills can be successfully transferred...

Two heads are better than one: MSD's fleet management strategy 29 November, 2013 Strategic decisions about fleet management usually rest with one person, but at pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme a different model prevails. The two people leading the firm’s EMEA...

Siemens' new era in flexible mobility 29 November, 2013 Already committed to teleworking, engineering and electronics company Siemens is again looking to improve its employees’ work-life balance with a novel approach to mobility. Jim Banks talks to...

Taking the reins: installing a new CFO 29 November, 2013 Installing a new CFO is not always an easy task, especially in a large organisation with a strong market position to protect. Jim Banks spoke to Nik Jhangiani, the recently installed CFO...

FDE breakfast briefing: sustainable and effective business models 29 November, 2013 Having interviewed Rolf-Dieter Schwalb prior to the Q4 Finance Director Europe breakfast briefing in Amsterdam regarding sustainable and effective business models, Steve Dunkerley gleaned...

Britain is open for business: Lord Stephen Green 29 November, 2013 The UK is making significant changes to its business regulation, immigration and infrastructure in order to provide a warmer welcome to international investors. Here, Lord Stephen Green,...

The partnership principle: PETRONAS spans cultures 31 May, 2013 As Malaysia’s PETRONAS Chemicals Group builds on a joint venture with BASF, it is extending its tradition of partnerships to bridge the world and reach a global customer base. Of course,...

Global vision, local flavour: Walmart International's expansion strategy 31 May, 2013 With millions of people in the world’s emerging markets moving into the consumer class, there are rich pickings for Walmart International’s global expansion strategy. But how does the retail...

If you snooze, you lose: flexible, strategic finance 31 May, 2013 McKinsey partner and moderator to the latest FDE round table Michael Birshan explains why CFOs need to be flexible and responsive to changing market conditions in their growth strategies. At...

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