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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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How to catch those fleeting investment opportunities

December 2014—Companies are often too slow or too rigid to invest in new projects while they have an advantage. Here’s how they can be more agile.more

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Better forecasting for large capital projects

December 2014—Project proposals often overestimate benefits and underestimate costs. Here’s why—and what you can do about it.more

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Joint ventures on the rise

November 2014—New survey results find executives are largely positive about their past experience with joint ventures and expect such partnerships to grow.more

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Are you getting all you can from your board of directors?

November 2014—Veteran director David Beatty finds many boards wanting—and considers how to improve them.more

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