Corporate finance

Alternative ways to boost working capital

FinanceWeek, 27/11/2008 Financial journalist, Gerry O’Kane, says British companies are historically poor at improving working capital. Finance Week figures show they are increasingly looking to factoring and asset-based lending to boost their cash flow. Here we look at cash management  and warn poor payers may cost more than you think. Figures for how efficient...

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Cash scarcity for UK business while global private equity activity slows

Finance Week, 21/10/2008 New figures show that British businesses are suffering from a scarcity of cash while another survey shows that private equity activity is also reducing. Investment priorities remain with technology and training, writes Gerry O’Kane. New research shows that global private equity activity is continuing but is suffering from the weakest project...

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Lehman’s fallout on UK business

Finance Week, 15/09/2008 As Lehman’s affair drags global equity markets south and global banks find $70 billion for a bail-out fund, what are the ramifications for UK business? Gerry O’Kane takes a look. The rent-a-quote members of the City of London were remarkably quite on Monday following the news that Lehman Brothers had filed...

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A perfect time to cash in

FT Mandate, July 2005 The rise of cash management and treasury solutions combined with an increase in institutions’ spending on technology has opened the door for new outsourcing opportunities, writes Gerry O’Kane. One could be forgiven for thinking that in the current low-interest rate environment, cash management and treasury solutions would be way down...

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China’s battle with water pollution is up-hill all the way

As the debate over revisions to China’s Environmental Law rumbles on, new incidents of groundwater and river pollution pour out of the Chinese media...

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China’s energy strategy will make waves for years to come

Follow the money, CleanBiz.Asia The economic turmoil of the financial crash saw China being feted as a white knight with drawbridges being lowered to...

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Currency Management: Minding the pennies and cents

Investment and Pensions Europe (IPE): 1 Nov 2012 01 Nov 2012 Pension funds are learning that currency costs need to be managed, writes Gerry...

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Forget the world as we knew it

Follow the Money, CleanBiz.Asia It was like an elephant in the corner of the room. Hurricane Sandy came roaring through the Northeast United States,...

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Hong Kong-listed logging company continues global rape

CleanBiz.Asia Malaysian logging group Samling, has been accused of using illegal logging permits to give it access to pristine forests in Liberia. The case...

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