The finance chiefs of Britain’s biggest companies say their appetite for risk has returned, with a poll showing they believe access to bank lending will ease this year, enabling them to expand and hire more staff.Monday, 6 January, 2014, 4:47pm
Stop playing safe. If you want to lead your firm to sustainable success, you must take the right risks, argues consultant Doug Sundheim in his new business guide. "Unfortunately, we rarely hear any warnings about playing it safe," he writes.30 Dec 2012 - 3:52pm
When I resided in the UK, I used to buy Piste Closure Insurance (PCI) in conjunction with booking my ski holiday, a reader writes. He did this in case his booked resort received insufficient snow, leading to some of the lifts and pistes being closed when he got there.10 Sep 2012 - 9:05am
In some quarters, a view persists that the financial meltdown of 2008 was somehow unavoidable. It is a notion, though, that Professor Jeffrey Gandz, of the Richard Ivey School of Business, is keen to scotch.2 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
China's state-owned enterprises face growing business risks as they expand into unknown territory overseas as part of the 'going out' strategy encouraged by Beijing.
To manage those risks they are turning to international consultancies to protect themselves from potential problems including labour disputes, financial losses and physical danger.29 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
Peter Lam will spend a fair part of the conference on 'Basel III: New Rules for Bankers', discussing the need for stress-testing in financial institutions.
His expertise comes from advising a host of big banks and from recent dealings with Britain's Financial Services Authority (FSA), as he helped to steer RBS and Lloyd's through the worst of the crisis.6 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
The Hospital Authority has admitted there were flaws in the process under which two senior doctors were punished for Caritas Medical Centre's failure to assist an elderly heart attack victim who collapsed at its front door.
One of the doctors, Ng Fu, head of the accident and emergency department, said yesterday he was relieved at the authority's admission.5 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu said that, despite President Barack Obama's pledge to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, his ambition was unlikely to flourish in the face of political opposition.26 Jun 2009 - 12:00am
A tree expert has hailed the government initiative announced yesterday to review tree conservation policy.
Jim Chi-yung, chair professor of geography at the University of Hong Kong, said a comprehensive, instead of short-term, policy should be adopted to avoid a repeat of a tree collapse at Stanley in August in which a 19-year-old student was killed.1 Apr 2009 - 12:00am
Demand for specialists to conduct due diligence, probe fraud and handle crisis management is growing in Asia
All businesses carry an element of risk, especially those in the finance industry. This has led financial organisations to keep risk to a minimum by outsourcing the services of specialist financial risk consultancies.20 Sep 2008 - 12:00am