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Rising optimism outweighs concerns about labour shortages, inflation

US finance decision-makers are mainly positive for the coming year for their businesses and the domestic economy, according to a quarterly survey.

Article Macroeconomic analysis Advanced

Carbon pricing gains traction, but not enough to hit climate goal

The latest World Bank report shows more than a fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are now covered by carbon pricing schemes. Accountants may have new tasks...

Article Planning, forecasting & budgeting Advanced

Creative startups and private flats: City of London eyes post-COVID-19 future

The plan includes broadening its appeal to creative companies and at least 1,500 new residential units by 2030.

Article Macroeconomic analysis Advanced

Pandemic recovery is strewn with risks, corporate leaders say

The pandemic heightened the risk awareness amongst corporate leaders. Here are three tips to manage risk and prepare for the next crisis.

Article Risk management policies & procedures Advanced

UK factories expect strongest rebound since 1973 after COVID-19

The Confederation of British Industry’s latest quarterly business optimism gauge rose to +38 from -22 in January, its survey of UK manufacturers found.

Article Macroeconomic analysis Advanced

UK launches Recovery Loan Scheme as lockdown restrictions continue to lift

Business loans for up to £10 million under the scheme, which is open until 31 December, have an 80% government backing.

Article Macroeconomic analysis Advanced

Britain starts countdown on LIBOR's 'final chapter'

The Bank of England has warned firms to complete the switch away from the LIBOR, or London Interbank Offered Rate used in contracts, by the end of 2021.

Article Macroeconomic analysis Advanced

China's GDP growth beat estimates. What does it mean for 2021?

Finance leaders and an economist shed light on China’s recent data release and what they’re expecting to see the rest of this year.

Article Macroeconomic analysis Advanced

Stakeholder capitalism: Moving forward from mere happy talk

It’s time for substantive action from our corporations.

Article Market & regulatory environment Advanced

UK chancellor offers ‘further cash injection’ for lockdown-hit sectors

The UK government announces one-off grants for retail, hospitality, and leisure businesses.

Article Macroeconomic analysis Advanced

Perspectives on the finance function journey

Perspectives on the Finance Function Journey from the IFAC Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Committee provides insights on finance function transformation,...

Report Macroeconomic analysis Advanced

The case for cultural intelligence

Business interactions in the age of globalisation can be minefields. A glimpse into the world of cultural intelligence offers strategies for fitting in abroad.

Article Macroeconomic analysis Intermediate