Companies cut costs by cutting consultants hired to help cut costs.
Shell, Sanofi-Aventis, Deutsche Post, Hapag-Lloyd, Axel Springer, Norsk Hydro, Cattles, Mazda, Savills, Asos, Puma, Intercell, Evotec
The conflict between finance and risk is laid bare by an HBOS whistleblower.
Auditors need greater assurance before approving going-concern self-assessments this reporting season.
Nanometrics, DineEquity, ACE Sushi, Nasdaq, ARCA, A.P. Pharma, Mzinga, Standard Pacific, American TeleCare, HearUSA, Scott's Liquid Gold, Dominion Resources, Anadarko, Protein Discovery, RBS, ING, Sandvik, Funcom, Globul, AlfaStrakhovanie.
Schaeffler, DTZ, Qimonda, Topaz Energy, Mama Group, Flughafen Wien
Textron, Lattice, Cardinal Gas, Global Telecom & Technology, Denbury, Weidlinger, Apartment Investment, Dynamic Gold, Animus, Private Bancorp, GEO, Premier Business Centers, Linklaters, Banco Popolare, Marston's, RNB, e2v.
Inventive and opportunistic M&A may get more opportunities in turbulent times, but CFOs should prepare for questioning from an investor community wary of surprises.
Some CFOs see the downturn as an opportunity to revamp how their companies manage IT.
First American, TJX, CyberDefender, Commercial Collection Bureau, Schweitzer-Mauduit, OfficeMax, Hampton Roads, Kennebunk Bank, Integrated Security Systems, GenCorp, Clearwire, Tesco, Asoyia, 3i, Continental, Network Rail, Koenig & Bauer, De La Rue.