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Global Trade Trends: Regional Variances in Trade Operations

Global Trade Trends: Regional Variances in Trade Operations

Companies can exert little control over the macro conditions that impact trade, but they can use today’s low-growth trade environment as an opportunity to review and optimize their processes. Through the first nine months of 2016, net U.S. trade fell $470 billion, according to the Census Department. Although GDP growth might not be as robust … Read More

Technology that Ignites Global Business

Technology that Ignites Global Business

This is part one in a series on how corporations do business globally. For a global business to succeed in today’s world, it needs to hone five pillars of engagement, writes Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum. Those pillars are corporate governance, corporate philanthropy, corporate social entrepreneurship, global corporate … Read More

Documenting Intercompany Interest Rates: Using Dealscan and Corporate Bond Data

Documenting Intercompany Interest Rates: Using Dealscan and Corporate Bond Data

A recent LinkedIn transfer pricing discussion provided an odd answer to a reasonable question about practitioners’ experiences with Dealscan. An attorney at a Big Four accounting firm wrote: I would be concerned that these reported prices do not fully reflect an arm’s length price because often times these banks will lend at a lower rate … Read More