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Currency: risky business?

Currency: risky business?

For finance directors making overseas payments, ma...

FCA: Firms must do more to ensure financial promotions do not mislead

FCA: Firms must do more to ensure financial promotions do not mislead

The Financial Conduct Authority has found that som...

The growing UK economy – prepare to seize the opportunity

The growing UK economy – prepare to seize the opportunity

Economic conditions are changeable and you need to...

Raising finance

Raising finance

The key to gaining any type of finance is to consi...

Only a third of finance officers claim to work closely with the CIO

Only a third of finance officers claim to work closely with the CIO

New research reveals the importance of closer coll...

Employee share schemes: too good to be true?

Employee share schemes: too good to be true?

It was recently in the news that BT Group plc staf...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014  |  Dr Roger Barker, Director of Corporate Governance and Professional Standards at the Institute of Directors

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Financial management

FCA: Firms must do more to ensure financial promotions do not mislead

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Thursday, 28 August 2014  |  Zarina de Ruiter

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Employee share schemes: too good to be true?

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Friday, 22 August 2014  |  Stephen Chater, Share Plans Director at Postlethwaite Solicitors Limited

It was recently in the news that BT Group plc staff shared a "£1.1 billion pay-out" from an employee share scheme. Could other companies set up their ...

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Legal

A basic guide to trademark law

A basic guide to trademark law

Tuesday, 19 August 2014  |  Luke Moulton, Paralegal in the Intellectual Property team at Wright Hassall

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Revenue & Savings

Currency: risky business?

Currency: risky business?

Friday, 29 August 2014  |  Tony Crivelli, head of global hedging at Western Union Business Solutions

For finance directors making overseas payments, managing currency volatility can be a real challenge. A sudden shift in exchange rates can lead to a p...

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Technology

Corporate Britain at risk of cyber attacks due to out of date IT systems

Corporate Britain at risk of cyber attacks due to out of date IT systems

Friday, 29 August 2014  |  Zarina de Ruiter

New online research has revealed that only 29 percent of British employees online always update their internet browser or operating system (OS) when p...

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Governance

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