BoardMatters Quarterly, April 2012
Navigating global business issues
The pursuit of growth often leads businesses across borders — sometimes into high-risk areas.
To stay competitive and expand, companies and their boards must be prepared to respond to new opportunities and threats quickly. In this issue, we focus on international business matters and discuss the risks and key considerations related to global economic events, international taxes, changing trade patterns and political instability.
With ongoing challenges in the Eurozone and slow growth in North America, companies will continue to look elsewhere for growth. We hope this issue of BoardMatters Quarterly helps you navigate the journey and manage the risks.
In this issue:
- European debt crisis affects business worldwide
Companies with exposure to the Eurozone are carefully watching the financial and political crisis in the European Union and are preparing their businesses to meet these challenges.
- Considering global tax risk and uncertainty
The global tax environment is volatile and contentious. Find out why — and what audit committee members think about the issue.
- The shifting tide of international trade
World trade recovered strongly from the global financial crisis, but it’s not necessarily a return to business as usual.
- International political risk: considerations for audit committees
Audit chairs are increasingly concerned about political instability, economic uncertainty and the related risks to overseas investments.