The article draws on this year’s CN100 ranking of the country’s biggest contractors, which has adopted new measures to foresee liabilities and stability. One of these measures is working-capital ratio, measuring short-term resilience.
Saying low working-capital cover makes life precarious for contractors, Dr Gruneberg commented: “One slip or a delay in receiving payment and it is a question of not being able to pay firms in the supply chain. No wonder firms are frequently in conflict.”
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