CNBC Global CFO Council


  • Austrian brick maker Wienerberger is seeing a "cautious" recovery in 2014 and eyes North American acquisitions.

  • Power plant chimneys stand beside a freight wagon yard at United Co. Rusal's alumina

    Russian aluminium group Rusal said on Thursday it was in "very good shape" and will be able to cope with its debt repayment schedule.

  • BNP Paribas still plans to build on its presence in emerging Europe, even as it pulls back from Ukraine, the bank's CFO told CNBC.

  • Vehicles sit in traffic at the Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India

    India's battered economy could return to its glory days of growth above 8 percent, the chief exec of one of India's largest lenders, told CNBC.

  • Gut check on the US economy: AT&T and ADP CFOs

    Jan Siegmund, ADP CFO, and John Stephens, AT&T CFO, provide perspective on job creation and comments from Janet Yellen on interest rates. Market reaction was harsh, says Stephens, we are still at historically low rates. What we really want is economic growth.

  • AT&T CFO: We are not afraid of competition

    Comcast and Time Warner don't overlap in their distribution markets, says John Stephens, AT&T CFO, there may be a path for that to be accepted. The real question is when you combine that with their content holdings will that create a bottleneck that will impair the consumer.

  • Cisco, staying ahead in the cloud space: CFO

    Frank Calderoni, Cisco CFO, discusses how the tech giant plans to positioning itself as a global leader in the big data space while dealing with cybersecurity concerns.

  • U.K. supermarket chain Sainsbury's reported a drop in sales in the final quarter of 2013, ending the group's nine straight years of positive sales.

  • Trulia CFO: Overtime pay mandate right for economy

    Sean Aggarwal, Trulia CFO, and Thomas Freyman, Abbott Laboratories CFO, discuss Obamacare and the impact of President Obama's overtime pay order on employers. Aggarwal says overtime pay will come back into the economy and will end up in extra spending across different sectors.

  • Housing affordability very attractive: WFC CEO

    Tim Sloan, Wells Fargo CFO, discusses what's driving loan demand now. We are optimistic about the spring selling season, says Sloan. And Jack Welch, Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, shares his thoughts on retail space.

  • CFO confidence takes a dip in the quarterly CNBC Global CFO Council poll. Cold weather and concerns over the minimum wage give CFOs the winter blues.

  • It's a long play, but emerging markets promise significant growth for the health-care industry, said Abbott CFO Thomas Freyman.

  • Foreign exchange volatility and the risk of contagion in Europe are the key factors to watch for as geopolitical tensions in Ukraine increase, CFOs told CNBC.

  • Planning around geopolitical events: CFO Council

    Philip Broadway, CFO at Old Mutual and Chris Kennedy, CFO at easyJet discuss how geopolitical shocks, like the situation in Ukraine, can impact business planning.

  • You can already pay for a ticket to space or even buy a beer but companies are now looking to bitcoin to fund mergers and acquisitions.

  • Japan Airlines (JAL) jetliners are parked at Tokyo's Haneda airport on January 31, 2014.

    After Airbus won against Boeing for the business of Japan Airlines last year, the firm's chief financial officer told CNBC Airbus was just "better."

  • Carlo Ferro

    The euro zone needs to boost internal demand and weaken its currency in order to compete with other major markets, the CFO of STMicroelectronics told CNBC.

  • Chief financial officers have told CNBC that a lack of consumer spending is a major fear for their companies.

  • Europe needs to boost internal demand: STMicroelectronics CFO

    Carlo Ferro, CFO at ST Microelectronics, says the European economy is seeing a recovery but needs to boost internal demand.

  • Global CFO survey shows fears of consumer spending slump

    Nearly half of 51 chief financial officers (CFO) polled by CNBC cited weakening consumer demand as their biggest concern. CNBC's Asia Squawk Box team discuss the findings with Guy Look, CFO and Executive Director of Sasa International and Mohamed Rafique Merican, Group CFO of Maybank Group.

About CNBC Global CFO Council

  • The broad scope of challenges facing the world’s top financial executives is unlike any other period in modern business history. CNBC has assembled an elite group of chief financial officers representing public and private companies from various major sectors, to share their frontline insights and unique views on key issues and challenges facing today’s CFOs.