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  • Minions hunting banana

    Workers reveal ‘Despicable’ fantasy roles

    Ever spent time dreaming about your perfect career? Or wondered what role your colleagues would love to take on if they weren’t working with you? A new study from the UK provides some answers…which could raise a few eyebrows.

  • Bucket and spade on sandy beach

    Take a holiday – if you really must

    Everyone needs a break from the stresses and strains of work and the summer holiday season is now reaching its peak for those in the Northern hemisphere. But it seems many senior finance executives have been noticing some less desirable effects of the annual break.

  • Sunset over the calm sea creating beautiful sky

    Payment terms: regulation on the horizon?

    At a recent supply chain finance event hosted by technology provider Taulia, (unfair) corporate payment terms were hotly debated. And, more importantly, how – if best practice is not adopted – governments may be forced to regulate.

  • Ather Williams, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    There’s nothing Mickey Mouse about BofAML’s new GTS Head

    Forgive the headline but we were amused to learn that the new Head of Global Transaction Services at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) was at one time a Strategic Planner for Walt Disney. We caught up with Ather Williams when he was in London the other week.

  • Plant growing out of over flowing money pot

    ETFs and the bond liquidity debate

    If you have invested in individual money market securities in recent years you may have noticed the growing lack of liquidity in secondary markets. Here, we look at whether the fixed-income exchange traded fund (ETF) is solving or exacerbating this thorny issue.

  • Busy roads in the city of Shanghai

    Delays expected on China’s RMB super-highway

    Recent reports have suggested that China’s new international payments system may still be launched later this year, but only in a limited form. We explore the potential reasons for this delay and how treasurers may be impacted.

  • Car parking tickets on a cars windshield

    City of London adds to Greek woes…with over £1m in motoring fines

    It may well go straight to the bottom of a number of to do lists, but global economies now have another thing to worry about – motoring fines. The UK’s capital city claims it is owed £87.3m for unpaid congestion charges and parking fees incurred by foreign diplomats, with the Greek government one of the worst offenders.

  • Man balancing on tight rope

    Get the Devil in your boardroom

    Public companies need someone to challenge board decisions and suggest alternatives, says the winning paper of the Cambridge-McKinsey Risk Prize at the Cambridge Judge Business School. The solution has its roots in the Catholic Church of the 16th century.

  • Girls shoe stuck to the floor by chewing gum

    Thief experiences karma for 20 years

    One thief who had evidently had enough of being haunted by an earlier crime recently returned two stolen treasures that had apparently brought 20 years of bad luck. Interestingly, historians say it’s not the first time stolen items have been taken back amidst concerns they brought their (wrongful) owners years of misfortune.

  • Person looking at data on tablet device

    Getting it right

    A new study has revealed that key financial decision makers have little faith in their financial data. Why is this? And what can be done from here on in to ensure that the data is correct?