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Thinking global: 10 trends to watch in 2015 - and beyond

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Want to know what issues are likely to affect your business in future? Tracey Keys of Strategy Dynamics Global outlines the main geopolitical issues that could shape the next year.

The age of big data

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With companies like Google and Amazon building hugely successful business models based on the exploitation of data, how relevant is this trend for other, perhaps smaller, businesses? Kirstin Gillon investigates.

Steady hands

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In the second part of his exclusive analysis of the challenges facing management boards, Professor Bob Tricker looks at how CFOs can drive performance and maintain good governance.

Return to the real world?

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With a general election looming, Finance & Management looks at the prospects for UK growth and what FDs think in the wake of the latest ICAEW/Grant Thornton Business Confidence Monitor.

Rainy day money

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The economic downturn may be over, but companies aren’t hedging their bets yet. Tim Cooper asks why CFOs have been sitting on cash piles – and if the time has come to start spending.

Protecting our minds

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Why are more accountants contacting CABA about their mental health concerns? Service manager Kelly Feehan explains that, among other things, awareness is on the up.

Making business great

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Since small businesses told the government last year there was no support available for growth, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill has been laid in parliament. The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills outlines recent developments.

Justice funders

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For a small company in particular, taking cases to court can be expensive. Mick Smith explains to Christian Doherty how third-party funding can help in financially tough circumstances.

In the Lab: Improvements to corporate reporting

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In the first of a series from the Financial Reporting Council, Sue Harding explains the background and role of its Lab initiative and how it can assist you with your corporate reporting.

Culture club

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No organisation can afford to be complacent on ethics. So what are the warning signs, and what can senior managers do to encourage ethical actions? ICAEW’s integrity and law manager David Stevens explains.

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