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11 December 2012
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News on the global financial markets

  Morning Bell 
  • GFMA voices concerns about UK top-down bank-seizure plans
    GFMA warned of shortcomings in UK plans for top-down seizure of global financial institutions in trouble. When a holding company doesn't have enough capital, resolution through a single point of entry might be inappropriate, GFMA CEO Simon Lewis says. "Resolution strategies therefore need to be tailored to the circumstances of each institution and the development of firm-specific cross-border cooperation agreements will be a key component to achieve this," Lewis said. Reuters (10 Dec.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The Key To Positive Cash Flow
Every business is cyclical with cash flow ups and downs. The key is to find a way to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Well it's not. There are systems and processes that make it easier to collect the cash you've earned so your small business can grow. Learn how these small-business owners set up their businesses for success.

  Industry News 
  • UK and US growth is picking up, OECD says
    Economic expansion is accelerating in the UK and the US, and growth might pick up in Italy and China, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD expects weak growth in Germany, France and the broader euro zone, as well as Canada, Japan and Russia. Reuters (10 Dec.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Regulatory Roundup 
  • ECB bank-supervision plans adjusted to address German objections
    In a proposed compromise intended to assuage German concerns, only euro-zone banks with assets exceeding €30 billion would fall under daily supervision of the European Central Bank. The offer, from EU president Cyprus, aims to smooth the way for agreement by leaders meeting this week on an initial step toward a banking union. The proposal, however, would allow the ECB to intervene in smaller banks under some circumstances. Reuters (10 Dec.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
Click here to access the report.

  Spotlight on China 
  • Chinese bank lending falls short of forecasts
    Yuan-denominated loan origination last month in China fell short of economists' expectations. The People's Bank of China says banks issued $84 billion in loans. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg News had expected $88 billion. Bloomberg (11 Dec.), Reuters (11 Dec.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How SDN Makes Campus Networks Better
When should agencies adopt SDN? IDC reports that SDN provides immediate benefits for government campus networks, including modernized IT infrastructures that are more agile, cost-effective, and collaborative.
Read this new IDC paper to learn more.

Put a grain of boldness into everything you do."
--Baltasar Gracián,
Spanish writer

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