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With all the recent Olympic hype, Firmex decided to take a closer look at the cost of hosting the Olympic games. Decide for yourself if you think its worth it.

It is the time of year for reflection, projections and resolutions. What was 2013 like? What will we do in 2014? What kind acts can we promise to do, or what self-improvements can we instigate? 2013 was an interesting year. I think 2014 promises to...
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Don’t let the lavish lifestyles, outspoken personalities or capitalist sentiments fool you; these business philanthropists have big wallets and big hearts.

To celebrate the retail madness of Black Friday, we thought it might be fun to highlight some of the biggest tech deals to ever be made. Our list of “Huge Discounts in Tech Deal History” show that it’s not only people who love a good bargain, but companies as well!

Excel is one of the most common software tools used by investment bankers, accountants, and finance professionals, and at the core of many critical financial operations. While an astute attention to detail is essential for the job, most finance professionals, like the rest of us, are still prone to human error. Phone calls, chatty coworkers, and coffee breaks are common reasons people make data entry errors, such as skipped entries or transposed numbers.

According to a new report by international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, African inward investment has tripled in the last 10 years, reaching more than $182 billion. Deal volume has also doubled, now standing at 2,417. Britain leads the way as top investor in Africa, with 437 deals worth $30.5 billion since 2003. Other prominent investors include France (141 deals worth $30.47 billion) and China (49 deals worth $20.8 billion). Investors have become increasingly attracted to Africa as it has begun to demonstrate strong economic growth, a fast-growing middle class, greater political stability and improved government balance sheets.

In an effort to capture the economic benefit of the growing renewable energy sector, lawmakers have proposed new legislation that would allow clean energy producers to form Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs). MLPs are set up to allow companies to raise funds...

Alterative fee arrangements (AFAs) seem to be consistently in the news. With clients demanding greater efficiencies and increasingly clamping down on legal fees, I'm often asked about technology's role in alternative fee arrangements. Clients want to know what the secret software...

Firmex is pleased to present the following 3-part series on Big Data. In this article (Part 1) we will define what Big Data is and the advantages it can offer your business. Part 2 & 3 will provide some practical advice...

We often highlight articles from our customers that would be interesting and relevant to the Firmex community. We hope you enjoy this in-depth article by Jonathan Wegner of Baird Holm LLP, on strategies for the banking sector in light possible upcoming Congressional tax and capital...