CFOs have to rethink their operations and look for ways to optimise their operating model with a view to reducing their cost of operation. This edition includes some useful thoughts on sustainable cost optimization.
This edition includes some useful thoughts on sustainable cost optimization.
Our conversations with CFOs show that derivative contracts, alternative investments and hedging have all become areas of increased interest as CFOs battle to deal with increased currency risk. Unfortunately, there are no easy answers and for some companies, pursuing these measures now may feel like shutting the proverbial stable door after the horse has bolted.
However, it is important to remember that it is never too late. The institution of robust foreign exchange risk management policies will be key in avoiding future losses. This edition contains some useful tips in this regard. With respect to regulation, policy consistency remains a recurring issue, but one area of increased concern is `regulatory aggression’. While regulation remains a strategic tool in the hands of government for managing the economy, implementing policy and influencing behaviour, there remains considerable potential to improve the use of regulation to enable the growth of businesses in the country.
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