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UBS survey: U.S. firms put shareholder payments top, capex last

American executives set buybacks and dividends as their top priority for deploying capital around the turn of this year, and sharply curbed their expectations for capital spending, according to a survey from UBS Group AG......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 14th, 2020

Portland commercial real estate firms seek right to defer mortgage payments

The coalition wants input from commercial property owners through an online survey......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 24th, 2020

“Zombie” companies are multiplying in the UK and that is bad news for the economy - think tank

One in five U.K. firms “only just able” to cover debt interest payments.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 11th, 2020

Survey: Many Arizona construction firms avoided furloughs, but have difficulty finding workers

Arizona firms have fared better than those other parts of the country when it came to furloughs and layoffs — yet many said they had jobs left unfilled, according to a nationwide survey......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 3rd, 2020

Business Journal reader survey shows a return to the old workplace remains a questionable prospect (Infographic)

While Portland businesses and the nation await a Covid-19 vaccine and an end to the pandemic, many firms have made efforts to ease remote work and some have opted to expand their work-from-home commitment......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 3rd, 2020

IT consulting firms continue growth in Massachusetts

Many of the state's largest IT Consulting Firms grew their numbers of local information technology consultants over the past year, according to results of the Business Journal's latest survey......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 3rd, 2020

Crypto Savings Accounts Are Coming to Fintech Firms That Use Wyre

Crypto payments startup Wyre is offering white-labeled savings accounts that dole out interest on crypto, the company announced Friday......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskAug 14th, 2020

Worried lenders pounce on landlords unable to pay their loans

Some real estate investors, including the hedge funds and private equity firms, are unwilling to risk any more missed interest payments and are taking property owners and developers to court......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 14th, 2020

The Fed: Fed caps bank dividend payments and suspends share-buybacks for third quarter after stress tests

The Federal Reserve on Thursday voted to cap bank dividend payments to an income formulation and forbid share-buybacks as a study showed firms would take a big hit under some downside scenarios related to the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 25th, 2020

In Fintech, Fiat and Crypto Worlds Are Converging

Crypto firms and banks are partnering at scale, part of the broader democratization of payments systems around the world......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskJun 17th, 2020

Asian business sentiment plunges to record low on virus effect: Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey

Business sentiment of Asian companies sank to an 11-year low in the second quarter, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey found, with some two-thirds of the firms polled flagging a worsening COVID-19 pandemic as the biggest risk over the next six months......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 16th, 2020

As market rate renters keep up payments, worry grows for the rest

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker found 89.0 percent of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by June 13 in its survey of 11.4 million units of professiona.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyJun 16th, 2020

Japan"s service sector sentiment rises 7.6 points in May

Japan's service sector sentiment index rose in May, a Cabinet Office survey showed on Monday, although the coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh on firms' business confidence......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 8th, 2020

Why foreclosures may be "slow moving" for local properties

Many national analysis firms predict a spike in delinquent payments and foreclosure activity......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 4th, 2020

Here"s what workers say they need to feel safe in the office again

No one knows exactly what the post-pandemic office will look like next month let alone next year, but a new survey from one of the world's largest staffing firms might provide a clue......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 23rd, 2020

Truck maker Volvo ditches dividend payment amid COVID-19 crisis

Swedish truck maker Volvo will withdraw its proposed dividend for 2019, it said on Tuesday, joining a slew of firms opting not to make payments to shareholders because of the coronavirus crisis......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 12th, 2020

AIG approaches shareholder pay vote with cautious approval from proxy firms

American International Group Inc faces a crucial test on Wednesday, when shareholders are to vote on whether the board of directors has adequately addressed their concerns about executive pay......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 12th, 2020

Over 80% of U.S. small businesses expect longer impact of pandemic: survey

Eighty-one percent of small U.S. companies surveyed by Veem, a global payments network, expect the new coronavirus pandemic to affect their business over the next 12-16 months, and nearly 90% are bracing for an economic slowdown, the company said Monday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 11th, 2020

Gloom grips small businesses, with 52% predicting failure

Just over a third of small firms expect that they can continue to operate more that 6 months, while 14% are uncertain, according to the survey. About one quarter of firms have seen revenues rise or remain unchanged in recent months......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 6th, 2020

Here’s what workers say they need to feel safe in the office again

No one knows exactly what the post-pandemic office will look like, but a new survey from one of the world's largest staffing firms might provide a clue......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 4th, 2020

City tech firms can"t pay rent either

The , which drove the , will need a break on rent to survive the economic damage from the pandemic, a new report finds.  A survey of New York tech firms and investors by the think tank Center for an... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 27th, 2020