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Mapping the value of diversification

August 2015—Expanding your focus tends to add more value in emerging economies than in developed ones.more

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Growing beyond the core business

July 2015—Most companies are seeking growth outside their core business, according to a new survey. But few have made revenue gains as a result—or have the right capabilities to support it.more

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The return of zero-base budgeting

August 2015—The venerable technique has vaulted back into the consciousness of corporate leaders—for good reason. But getting it right is not easy and depends on five key elements.more

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Divestitures: How to invest for success

August 2015—When it comes to creating value, divestitures are critical—but a positive outcome is not automatic. Some up-front investment can improve the odds of success.more

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Getting a better handle on currency risk

July 2015—When exchange rates are volatile, companies rush to stem potential losses. What risks should they hedge—and how?more

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Why emerging-market companies acquire abroad

July 2015—Long focused on deals to acquire technology, brands, or know-how, more emerging-market companies have begun using M&A to tap into new markets.more

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A hidden roadblock in public-infrastructure projects

June 2015—Misplaced assumptions that governments always enjoy a cost-of-capital advantage over private players can kill projects on the drawing board. Reexamining the economics could move more deals ahead.more

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Why capital expenditures need more CFO attention

May 2015—Companies in capital-intensive industries need to get more out of their capital budgets. CFOs can play a critical role.more

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Unearthing performance gains to boost bank value

May 2015—Many performance improvements can raise bank valuations. The most powerful may not be the ones you’d expect.more

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Maintaining a long-term view during turnarounds

April 2015—Changing course demands an intense focus on short-term performance, but success needn’t come at the expense of long-term value.more

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Can we talk? Five tips for communicating in turnarounds

April 2015—In tough times, investors scrutinize every detail. Here’s how to manage the discussion.more

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M&A 2014: Return of the big deal

April 2015—Investors are optimistic about the value of big deals behind a growing wave of M&A. What key trends do they need to understand?more

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The strategist CFO: A conversation with ADP’s Jan Siegmund

April 2015—As the finance chief’s remit has grown, companies have looked further afield to fill the role. Here’s how a former chief strategy officer fits in.more

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The real business of business

March 2015—Shareholder-oriented capitalism is still the best path to broad economic prosperity, as long as companies focus on the long term.more

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