The Unspent Corporate Cash Mountain

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Putting the US$2.8 Trillion Corporate Cash Hoard to Work

Andrew Deichler 16 September

 

Earlier this year, Deloitte issued a report that confirmed what corporate treasurers have known for years - a small pool of companies have accumulated more than US$2.8 trillion in cash since the 2008 financial crisis. Holding onto more cash helps to insulate companies in case another crisis hits. On the downside, by doing so companies may be keeping the global economy from truly recovering - which many would argue is just as bad as another crisis. In this week’s focus, gtnews asks whether companies might finally let some of that cash go. Read the full letter...

 

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