EuroFinance has announced preliminary survey results into economic issues concerning large, multinational companies. Figures show that recent rises in commodity prices has made it harder for global firms to protect profit margins. Over 230 CFOs, treasurers and finance directors were surveyed. Figures also show that 70% of respondents feel that oil prices will peak at around US$180 a barrel, falling short of the recently predicted US$200 a barrel. The quarterly survey will be updated in September.
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.
Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.