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Volumes of Samurai bonds — yen-denominated bonds issued by non-Japanese entities — hit a 15-year high in 2011, and could be 20 percent higher in 2012, a Tokyo-based analyst told CNBC.com.
Japan, the US and the UK will retain zero interest rates policies until at least early 2014, according to a December report by Swedish bank SEB.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery not only brews beer, it runs its own in-house bottling operation. But disaster struck during one of its bottling runs.
Look for a huge corporate spin-off, a major apparel merger, rock bottom bond yields, hedge fund failures and an election defeat for President Obama.
Housing slumps but stocks jump in China, a reversal for Japanese bond yields and deficit problems dog India.
Companies big and small are embracing the model to gain leverage over suppliers of all kinds of services, goods and materials.
Companies in the U.S. and Europe will need to compete with emerging market firms for debt capital funding in the future, according to emerging market credit experts speaking at the Association for Financial Markets in Europe’s high yield conference last week.
The ability to monitor consumer tastes gives retailers access to a trove of information that may help them plan product lines and inventory.
For American bicycle makers, the move to carbon fiber materials was a case of re-inventing the frame —not the wheel.
Information technology is, of course, an integral part of running a business. Too often, however, it’s not an integral part of a company’s strategic goals.
The volatility of recent months may be enough to send the average investor to the sidelines, but pros are quick to remind that it's the ups and downs, not the flat lines, that make money.
With inflation still looming as an economic wild card, investors are taking a closer look at asset classes that traditionally outperform as consumer prices rise.
September has almost always been a bad month for stocks, and the past one amply illustrates that. October, however, is often the beginning of of a multi-month upswing for equities. This fall, however, there's little in the way of fundamentals to suggest historical trends will play out.
Money managers say take tax losses in cyclical sectors that suffer the most in a bear market and invest the proceeds in more defensive sectors, such as health care and consumer staples.
A portfolio of multinational companies yields income, even when the stock market declines.
Given the debt and growth problems plaguing the U.S. and eurozone, and the resulting tumult across world stock markets, it might be a good time to look at these asset classes, say analysts.
As yield becomes ever-harder to capture, where will you move your investment capital?
Cost-cutting moves can result from inspiration, or the overlooked obvious, but companies have been thriving on them for decades. It may not raise revenue, but it certainly helps the bottom line.
Operational efficiency has become a key to a company's success, especially in an age of thin margins, whether it 's cutting costs, streamlining output or responding to an economic shock.
While derivatives themselves carry risks and financial scandals have tarnished their image, many companies still use futures contracts, swaps, collars, and other hedging instruments to minimize volatility in their cost of doing business.