Richard Gilmore, president and CEO of GIC Group, delivered a speech explaining the dynamics of successful investing in the agribusiness sector to an audience of entrepreneurs at the Private Equity World – Latin America 2008 conference in Miami last week. Gilmore said, “Many Latin American agricultural businesses require greater access to financing, along with improved expertise on restructuring their management and operations, to take advantage of global profit opportunities.” With the boom in commodity prices, new opportunities have opened up for suppliers and agro industries in the resource-rich countries of Latin America. “Today,” Gilmore stated, “there are many elements of success at play in Latin America – economic growth, favorable exchange rates, enlightened regulation, improving infrastructure, and record commodity prices.”
UK firms investment in training and development will increase, on average, by a fifth in the next year, claims Robert Half recruitment after interviewing 100 financial services (FS) executives.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.