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Finance Archive

December 17, 2008

Follow the Customer, Follow the Car

Global companies today can learn from the Japanese enterprises that thrived during the country’s “lost decade.”
November 25, 2008

Six Rules for the New CFO

As central figures in mergers and acquisitions, today’s chief financial officers are redefining the practices of their profession.
November 25, 2008

The Thought Leader Interview: Allan Meltzer

The world is not facing another Great Depression, says the noted economic historian, but the Federal Reserve is eroding its credibility.
November 11, 2008

Don’t Be Afraid of the Bear

Foreign banks can find opportunity in Russia if they are willing to navigate the risks.
September 9, 2008

Why Corporate Buyers Are Dominating M&A

Amid the tightest credit conditions in decades, the market for corporate control is favoring low-leverage, growth-oriented transactions.
August 26, 2008

The Real Value of Intangibles

There is no accepted standard for appraising the worth of nonphysical assets like brands, human capital, and managerial expertise. Yet these are the essence of 21st-century business.
August 26, 2008

The Rise of the New Blue Chips

Competitive companies from emerging economies are vying on the same level in mergers with the most powerful corporations in the West.
June 10, 2008

First Capital, Then Strategy

The turbulence of financial markets is reversing the sequence of an optimal planning process.
June 10, 2008

Islamic Finance Goes Global

Islamic finance is a a major opportunity for banks.
April 15, 2008

The Truth about Exports

The numbers may be rosy, but the U.S. export initiative is still hobbled.
February 19, 2008

Reining In the Overpaid (and Underperforming) Chief Executive

Corporate governance expert Nell Minow explains the relationship between outlandish severance packages and the risky financial instruments linked to subprime mortgages.
January 22, 2008

Signals for the Coming Year

Change may be certain, but for a business decision maker, some changes have more impact than others. Here are eight trends that will make the greatest difference in 2008.
January 15, 2008

Growing a New Niche in Retail Banking

How some top performers are adapting to target the lucrative mass affluent market.