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QFINANCE Blog Category: Mergers and Acquisitions

  1. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    Telecoms regulation - hidebound and heading for disaster?

    The tremendous strides in technology in the telecoms sector have so far conspicuously failed to be matched by anything like a parallel process of vigorous rethinking by telecoms regulatory authorities. A couple of decades ago the regulatory authorities in the US, the UK and Europe saw that the stranglehold that an incumbent fixed line operator, usually the former state owned monopoly holder in the sector, had on customers, had to be broken if the public was going to reap the benefits of a vigorous adoption of new technology...

  2. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    QFINANCE: News Briefing (November 29- December 4, 2012)

    Each week QFINANCE.com brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest topics.

  3. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    QFINANCE: News Briefing (October 17–23, 2012)

    Each week QFINANCE.com brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest economic world topics.

  4. Finance Blogger: Ian Fraser

    Norway oil fund opposes $70bn "Glenstrata" deal, amid allegations of passivity

    Even as Norwegian sovereign wealth fund throws its weight behind attempts to block the merger of commodities trader Glencore and mining company Xstrata, experts are claiming the fund has more in common with a giant passive, or index-tracking, fund than with truly activist investors.

  5. Finance Blogger: Rachel Stanley

    Consolidation is Key to Driving M&A Activity in Consumer Products for 2012

    Consolidation and rationalization of assets are set to be the main focus of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the consumer products sector over the next 12 months. This is according to a Deloitte survey of executives at major European consumer product companies.

  6. Finance Blogger: Ian Fraser

    FSA's Hector Sants passes the buck for financial crisis

    At a hearing of the Treasury Select Committee last month Hector Sants, chief executive of UK regulator the Financial Services Authority, seemed determined to persuade the MPs that he had done something – anything – to prevent the failure of Royal Bank of Scotland. Prior to its October 2008 collapse under the leadership of former chief executive Sir Fred Goodwin, the Edinburgh-based bank briefly became the world's largest with $3 trillion in assets.

  7. Finance Blogger: Dan Swanson

    Finance needs to be high performing!

    The finance function is a strategic one because it helps drive organizations to higher levels of performance by delivering information that enables key strategic decisions to be made. In addition to strategic planning, a well-run finance department supports sound financial management, organizational performance reporting, treasury-related activities, and financial reporting (among numerous other things). It tells you how many dollars are coming and going, and where they’re coming from and going to. Without that information, people are driving blindfolded, and the organization will have a difficult time building and then sustaining long-term value.

  8. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    A week in the world of business and finance (October 24 – 28, 2011)

    Each week QFINANCE will endeavor to bring you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days in finance and business, as well as some of the most fascinating websites and links that have crossed our path. We hope you'll enjoy reading, we hope you'll have a great weekend and we hope that you'll come back each Friday to brush up on your finance and business knowledge.

  9. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    How to find your way through a maze of business terminology

    Do you have a 'cafeteria plan'? Why not? Have you ever heard of 'wimbledonization'? Don’t you think you should have? Can you guess what a 'stockalypse' is? Does all this jargon make your head spin? If there is one thing that the global financial crash has reminded us of, it’s that we are all connected.

  10. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    A week in the world of business and finance (September 26 – 30, 2011)

    Each week QFINANCE will endeavor to bring you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days in finance and business, as well as some of the most fascinating websites and links that have crossed our path. We hope you'll enjoy reading, we hope you'll have a great weekend and we hope that you'll come back each Friday to brush up on your finance and business knowledge.

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