Well, I decided to come back with a few more definitions abut the finance controllers. For example, the free dictionary goes for the classical way: “The corporate manager responsible for the company’s accounting activities. Sometimes referred to as the comptroller (which means the same thing).” Well, yes, it is broad and narrow in the same time, something that executive recruiters […]
Looking how the commercial finance functions have developed in the last 15 years, one cannot pass easily over the ascent of a new breed: the finance controller. Nowadays almost every multinational company has one individual who acts as an interface between the business and its numbers/accounting functions. We talk here about the controller, that strange animal who is neither a […]
Recently I was reading the media coverage about the impact of the hurricane Sandy on the Wall Street shares. They all (Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg etc) seem to converge on the same point – that Sandy was actually good for the Wall Street shares. Despite the fact that NYSE and Nasdaq shut down their operations for two days, the […]
Yes, you read it right. Germany might go into a mild recession in 2013. IMF has recently revised the economic growth figure (GDP year-on-year) from +1.6% to +1%. Whilst this does nor mean technically any recession, it also shows that the economy is very close to not growth. With a country highly dependent of machinery and high-tech exports to a […]
Recently I was given the chance to have a sneak peak preview of the incoming book hit of Penguin called “Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else” (by Chrystia Freeland). And I was impressed. Usually I rarely read books which kind of detour me from the big goal of becoming a better investor. […]
In case you were wondering, this is how a twenty swiss francs banknote looks like. The francs bancnote is very colorful for a mountain based country which Switzerland is 🙂 The same are its economical prospects lately, less rosy though for its banks lately. But everything should be Swiss branded, right?
Walt Disney has announced today it estimates to trash approx. $200 million on the movie John Carter. This would make the sci fi Carter movie probably the largest loss making movie of all times.