July-August 2008

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  • Corporate Investment: A Real Flight to Safety

    Dave Lindorff

    Treasurers and C-level executives have gone from greedy for yield to cautious about liquidity, and in the last six months have shifted their cash and short-term investments to bank deposits, money market mutual funds and treasury bills.

  • Editor's Desk

    Donna Miskin

    It's difficult to say whether the first six months of the year have lived up to our fears or down to our expectations. What an interesting time to take over as editor of Treasury & Risk.

  • Shock Treatment for Global Inflation

    Diane Swonk

    Inflation is accelerating around the globe, but most dramatically in commodity-based economies. Central bankers have their work cut out for them.

  • Three-Part Disharmony

    Jiro Okochi

    Adding IFRS convergence on top of recent FASB changes would mean re-implementing derivatives accounting for a third time.

  • Charging Ahead

    Beth Karlin

    After minding American Express' bottom line as comptroller and as a division CFO, corporate finance chief Dan Henry doesn't worry as much about the economy as he does about issues he can control.

  • Clawback Provisions Soar

    Staff Writer

    More companies are voluntarily enacting polices requiring errant executives to return cash and stock incentives if erroneous reporting leads to a restatement.

  • Disclosure, 21st Century Style

    Staff Writer

    On its 75th anniversary, the SEC has launched an initiative to make disclosure information more transparent to investors.

  • BI Market Comes of Age

    Beth Karlin

    Consolidation in the business intelligence space gives rise to mega-vendors, but don't count best-of-breeds out just yet.

  • Unhealthy Situation

    Anne Field

    Health care premiums are rising sharply again, as too much cost-cutting leads to employees going without care for chronic conditions.

  • Hard Money, Rising Rates, Lower Profits

    David Wyss

    In uncertain times where even the Fed is taking unprecedented steps in efforts to jump-start the economy, finance executives need help. In this and two following stories, economists weigh in on credit risk, global inflation and profit potential.

  • Don't Count on Profits

    Ken Goldstein

    Even if the economy does an about-face and returns to health, don't expect profit growth anytime soon.

  • Respecting Mother Nature

    Anne Field

    Global climate change and weather-related risks will likely have "significant" to "severe" impacts on business models.

  • On The Move

    Staff Writer

    Dell appointed Brian T. Gladden senior vice president and CFO.

  • Warning: Credit Risk is Spreading

    Duncan Wood

    With consumers now cutting back on purchases, causing pain throughout the economy, corporate bankruptcies are on the rise. Companies need to use hedging tools now more than ever.

  • Look Ma, No Template

    Richard Gamble

    New advances in invoice processing automation means companies can slash costs, streamline workflow and save time.

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