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  • U.S. Downgrade Would Not Have Big Ripple Effect, Says Guardian CFO

    A moderate downgrade of U.S. sovereign debt would increase borrowing costs and cause "unrealized losses" for holders of U.S. Treasuries, but the results wouldn't be catastrophic, says Guardian finance chief Robert Broatch. July 29, 2011

  • Loading Up on Corporate Paper

    The corporate commercial paper market is thriving as issuers rebalance their debt profiles and investors embrace safety. July 28, 2011

  • Any Interest in Interest?

    Banks are taking a wait-and-see approach before offering companies interest on their checking accounts, which the Dodd-Frank Act now permits. July 21, 2011

  • China's Currency Conversion

    Now that multinationals can trade with Chinese customers and suppliers in renminbi, CFOs have a new option to weigh. July 15, 2011

  • The Risks of Early-Stage Debt

    Start-ups are turning to venture debt to plug the gaps in equity financing, but these loans come with caveats. July 8, 2011

  • Takeovers Alter a Borrower's Standing

    When a new bank acquires one of your company's lenders, your status as a reputable credit can change quickly. July 6, 2011

  • Dreary Spring for Wall Street

    The largest universal banks in the United States had a tough time growing their businesses in the second quarter, say analysts. June 30, 2011

  • Federal Court Pans Wells Fargo's SILOs

    Wells Fargo's tax move was considered deft, but a federal circuit court turned the tables on the bank when it denied the tax benefits associated with more than two dozen sale-in/lease-out transactions. June 13, 2011

  • A Fragile Recovery for Banks

    Revenue for U.S. commercial banks dropped 3% in the first quarter, as loan portfolios shrank and regulations hammered fee income. May 26, 2011

  • Keeping Your M&A Bankers Honest

    It's up to a target firm's board to keep a financial adviser's conflicts of interest from tainting a deal, says the Delaware Court of Chancery. May 24, 2011

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