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  • Overseas Sales Risk: the Drain on Working Capital

    Selling internationally can tie up large amounts of capital, but there are ways to minimize the impact. April 10, 2012

  • MF Global's Inscrutable Accounting Error

    The securities dealer's finance department and its regulators were busy looking for a mysterious reporting glitch during the company's final days – one they never found. April 3, 2012

  • The Final Week of MF Global

    Here's what happened in the seven days leading up to one of the largest bankruptcies in U.S. history, according to four executives of the securities dealer who testified this week before Congress. March 30, 2012

  • MF Global CFOs Confound Congressional Questioners

    Current and former finance executives of the bankrupt securities dealer frustrate House members with their lack of information about actions taken in the firm's final days. March 29, 2012

  • Buyout Loans to Get Closer Scrutiny

    Federal regulators have rewritten their guidance on leveraged financing, requiring more stress testing of loan portfolios and better-defined standards on a borrower's ability to pay back the debt. March 27, 2012

  • Deconstructing the Stress Tests with Sheila Bair

    Are the big banks as well capitalized as the Fed believes? Probably not, says the former FDIC chair. March 23, 2012

  • Crowdfunding Bill Does the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason

    Private businesses need new ways to raise equity, but the JOBS Act would lead to negative unintended consequences. March 20, 2012

  • The Power of Paying Dividends

    It's not for every company, but many CFOs like the financial discipline of regular payouts to shareholders. March 7, 2012

  • Collateral Damage

    More companies sought credit last year, but the number receiving it didn't keep pace. March 1, 2012

  • Confident Companies Coughing Up Credit

    The Credit Managers' Index is at its highest level since last April – evidence that U.S. suppliers are mostly meeting businesses' increased appetite for trade credit. February 29, 2012

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