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    8 CFO tips for pursuing M&A amid dealmaking 'fever'

    M&A will probably surge this year after a record 2021, and CFOs who want to prevail in the highly competitive market should follow several best practices.

    By Jan. 14, 2022
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    Inflation 'skyrocketing' as C-suite worry: Conference Board

    Price pressure has surged into the top ranks of CFO concerns, drawing more attention than anytime in nearly nearly 40 years, surveys show.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
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    Cash flow forecasting in a rapid-change era

    CFOs face one certainty as they try to predict their organization's cash position: historical data will carry less weight. 

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  • Inflation to 'remain very elevated' in 2022: Furman

    A persistent imbalance between supply and demand and labor shortages will likely push inflation in 2022 above Fed forecasts for the second consecutive year, former White House economist Jason Furman said.

    By Jan. 10, 2022
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    CFOs chase down payments, eye inventory, grip cash amid halting recovery

    After realizing a win by reducing the average days to payment, financial executives are looking to rationalize inventory, according to Craig Bailey of The Hackett Group.

    By Jan. 10, 2022
  • Pension plans gain while facing headwinds in 2022: Goldman

    Companies this year will likely “de-risk” their pension plans by shifting more capital into fixed-income assets, Goldman Sachs Asset Management said.

    By Jan. 7, 2022
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    M&A in 2021 lifts buyers' stock prices most in five years

    Companies pursued a record number of large deals last year while scoring market gains, according to a study by Willis Towers Watson.

    By Jan. 6, 2022
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    IPOs surge to record in 2021 with most issuers hitting target price: EY

    Fiscal stimulus, low interest rates and abundant capital are some of the forces driving a robust market in initial public offerings.

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    5 CFO tips for adjusting wages to high inflation, labor shortages

    CFOs eager to attract and retain workers and overcome labor shortages can follow five strategies to raise compensation and sustain profits.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    Regulators warn of legal risks to companies that botch LIBOR transition

    “More work remains to be done” on the imminent phase-out of LIBOR to reduce the risk of market instability, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said.

    By Dec. 17, 2021
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    M&A boom will surge into 2022: KPMG

    Easy money, labor shortages and ample investment capital will probably stoke dealmaking next year well beyond 2021 levels, KPMG says.

    By Dec. 13, 2021
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    Companies plan 3.9% wage boost in 2022, highest rate since 2008

    A surge in consumer prices this year may have already created a wage-price spiral causing still higher inflation.

    By Dec. 7, 2021
  • Inflation to exceed Fed's 2% target for three years: NABE survey

    CFOs face an especially murky outlook for 2022 as the omicron virus variant spreads, inflation flares at the highest level in 30 years and job market surveys signal both weakness and strength.

    By Dec. 6, 2021
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    80% of companies passing on rising costs to consumers: Fed survey

    CFOs face twin inflationary threats from labor shortages and disrupted supply chains. Their response: raise prices.

    By Dec. 3, 2021
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    Fed's Quarles backs faster cuts in stimulus, citing inflation

    The Fed may need to take extra measures to tighten monetary policy if inflation in the spring still exceeds 4%, Quarles said.

    By Dec. 2, 2021
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    Small businesses raise wages at record pace

    As inflation rises and "help wanted" signs go unanswered, CFOs are raising wages at the fastest rate in many years.

    By Dec. 1, 2021
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    Fed may speed up cuts to stimulus amid inflation surge: Powell

    The Fed will act if necessary to avert prolonged inflation pressures, which will probably persist through mid-2022, Powell said.

    By Nov. 30, 2021
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    $1.7 trillion U.S. spending bill would not stoke inflation: Moody's

    Concerns about the impact of the "social infrastructure" bill on inflation and the U.S. fiscal outlook may be overblown.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    Biden taps Powell for second Fed term, supporting continuity

    Biden's emphasis on monetary policy continuity is unlikely to discourage Powell from withdrawing record stimulus if inflation continues to accelerate.

    By , Dan Ennis • Nov. 22, 2021
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    Stripe CFO Suryadevara drawing from challenges as GM CFO

    Suryadevara has ventured into unfamiliar business terrain before, becoming GM Treasurer with little prior knowledge of the role.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    U.S. House panel passes bills tightening SPAC oversight

    Two bills approved by the House Financial Services Committee signal support from lawmakers for tougher SEC regulation of SPACs.

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    6 CFO tips for freeing up cash, fighting inflation: McKinsey

    With inflation running at a 30-year high, CFOs can identify dormant cash on their balance sheets and put it to use, McKinsey said.

    By Nov. 16, 2021
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    CFOs fast track digital payments during pandemic

    Digital payments have grown in popularity because of their role in helping ensure a healthy balance sheet, a survey found.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    Proportion of businesses raising pay hits 48-year high: NFIB

    Nearly half of small businesses can't fill job openings, and three out of four have either raised pay or plan to soon do so, a survey showed.

    By Nov. 9, 2021
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    Inflation poses 'upside' risks: Fed official

    By the end of next year, conditions will likely be set for the Federal Reserve to begin raising the benchmark interest rate, Fed Vice Chair Richard Clarida said.

    By Nov. 8, 2021
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    ESG 'make-or-break' factor for leading investors: PwC

    Most investors want companies to demonstrate a commitment to sustainability but would not tolerate a reduction in returns of more than one percentage point, PwC said.

    By Nov. 1, 2021