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  • While you may be guarded about this year’s economic status, Canadian middle market companies remain optimistic! Business Insights

    Global CFOs are helping lead their companies through an evolving economic and business environment

    CFO Research, in collaboration with American Express, fielded the eighth Global Business and Spending Monitor, an annual survey of senior executives at large companies around the world.

    This research explores how senior finance executives plan to strengthen their businesses in the coming year – see what they had to say!

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  • While you may be guarded about this year’s economic status, Canadian middle market companies remain optimistic! Business Insights

    While you may be guarded about this year’s economic status, Canadian middle market companies remain optimistic!

    In fact, 56% of companies believe the economy this year will positively benefit their business, and therefore plan to take steps to expand.

    Learn what middle market Canadian companies are saying about the upcoming year and what their plans are to accomplish growth.

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    The Well Connected Treasurer - Building value through relationships

    Take a look at a report that explores how treasurers are using relationships to increase spend visibility and obtain higher-quality data. Today, treasurers have a chance to be much more strategic than in the past.

    Now, Treasurers are able to devote more attention to how their companies use both bank and non-bank systems, reassess payment strategies and instill discipline in the use of cash. These developments have created an opportunity for savvy treasurers to play a more strategic role, especially for the growing number that recognize the importance of the new data that’s available and the power of relationships.

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    Positioning the enterprise for growth – while outlooks for 2016 may be more guarded, CFOs remain committed to progress

    While the country’s businesses remain focused on growth, most plan to tighten their belts, target their spending and focus domestically over the next year, according to Canadian executives participating in the ninth annual American Express/CFO Research Global Business & Spending Monitor.

    Read on to learn more about why this year’s survey shows an increasingly mixed global economy and hear what top executives have to say about the ups and downs they’ll face in the coming year.

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    Gain Control of your Cross-Border Trade

    According to a new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), in partnership with American Express, more than half of Canadian companies expect their trade with the U.S. to increase in the next five years. The Terms of Trade Report takes a closer look at cross-border trade and the experiences of companies who trade with the U.S.. This report focuses on trade-related infrastructure, customs regulation and payments, as well as expert interviews.

    Read more to learn about challenges and opportunities with Canada's largest trading partner.

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