Industry News

Changes in international tax laws spurred by the OECD’s BEPS project pose challenges for finance chiefs, but also offer some opportunities. (CFO)

Information Systems
Google has agreed to pay HTC $1.1 billion to bring employees of the Taiwanese firm who work on Pixel smartphones under its roof as it seeks to build up its hardware business. (CFO)

Supply Chain Management
Communicating early and often to supply chain partners can alleviate the impact of storms on the supply chain. (Industry Week)

Marketing Analytics
S&P Global Ratings has lowered China’s debt rating on concerns over whether Beijing is moving fast enough to rein in credit growth. (CFO)

Business Analytics
A host of trends are pressuring many organizations to rethink their workforce models — and not just function by function or business by business, but enterprise-wide. (CFO)

Lending to the most highly indebted companies in the U.S. and Europe is surging, a development that investors worry could pressure financial markets if the global economic expansion starts to fade. Volume for these leveraged loans is up 53% this year in the U.S., putting it on pace to surpass the 2007 record of $534 billion, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence’s LCD unit. (WSJ)

Business & Management
After a stinging regulatory rebuke from the city of London, Uber Technologies Inc. is seeking to negotiate. The ride-hailing company is pushing to meet the London regulator that on Friday said it would refuse to reissue Uber’s operating license there. At the same time, it is preparing a legal appeal and rallying its users in London to build support. It will be allowed to operate as usual during the appeal, a process that could take months. (WSJ)