The new US president’s aggressive rhetoric against the US’s main trading rivals could cloud the fact that there is evidence to support his accusations.
Voters have rejected proposed changes that would have abolished special treatment for multinational corporations while maintaining Switzerland’s corporate tax at an internationally competitive level.
Effective supply chains depend on the strength and versatility of every participant. How can this be achieved in today’s testing business environment?
Alongside the steady growth in corporate treasury’s remit over the past decade, so the focus of green treasury has expanded from the original preoccupation of moving from paper-based to digital transactions.
Alternative financiers are no longer merely filling the gaps left by more traditional financiers; they are becoming pioneers of the digital age of small business funding by delivering cutting edge digital solutions that are transforming the SME market.
The impact of Donald Trump may currently dominate headlines, but the possibility that an era of partial de-globalisation is now underway could affect companies more significantly.
The shift away from extreme left-wing regimes in a number of key Latin American economies has made the region more attractive to foreign businesses and investors. However a belligerent Trump administration in the US could easily undo the progress made.
Even before the proposed tariffs threatened by America on imports heightened fears of a trade war, life was getting more difficult for companies that want to conduct business in China.
The august weekly magazine The Economist, itself in business since 1843, held a conference in London this week to consider whether - and how – long-established stalwarts of the banking industry can survive the financial technology revolution.
Higher interest rates, a strengthening dollar and changes in the US tax regime as well as strong odds on a commodity price revival should all be factored in