Industry News

Accounting
Changes in international tax laws spurred by the OECD’s BEPS project pose challenges for finance chiefs, but also offer some opportunities. (CFO)
http://ww2.cfo.com/tax/2017/09/rope-tightens-around-global-tax-avoidance/

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)
http://ww2.cfo.com/ma/2017/09/google-buys-htcs-pixel-team-1-1-billion/

Supply Chain Management
Communicating early and often to supply chain partners can alleviate the impact of storms on the supply chain. (Industry Week)
http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/managing-legal-aspects-implications-hurricane-supply-chain

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)
http://ww2.cfo.com/credit/2017/09/sp-downgrades-china-de-risking-doubts/

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)
http://ww2.cfo.com/people/2017/09/cfos-help-lead-workforce-transformation/

Finance
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)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/leveraged-loans-are-back-and-on-pace-to-top-pre-financial-crisis-records-1506250800

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)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/uber-tries-compromise-with-london-regulators-1506275095