How Finance Chiefs Explain Emerging-Market Risks
CFOs must communicate information about rising wages and commodity costs when investors ask about companies' investments in emerging markets.
Could IFRS Delay Strip the SEC of Power?
International standards group gently prods the SEC to step up its involvement.
Shareholders Asking Companies to Reveal Political Outlays
Commissioner Aguilar urges the SEC to require disclosures of lobbying and campaign costs.
A New Risk Strategy for Regulatory Probes
New insurance products offer to cover some of the cost of corporate internal investigations. Why aren’t they taking off?
Newly Public Growth Companies May Get Years to Comply With Regulations
A bill that looks poised for passing beyond the committee stage would let &doublequot;emerging growth companies&doublequot; forgo some regulations for as long as five years after going public.
SEC Seen Mulling Weaker Role for FASB
But in order to move forward, the U.S. would still have to “have a strong voice” in the development of international standards, the chief accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission says.
Small Biz Shutout: More Rejections at the Lending Line
More small businesses applied for loans last year, but the number receiving credit stayed the same.
Avon Calling: New CFO Steers Finance Through Scandal
As she waits for a new boss to make longer-term changes at the troubled company, Avon Products CFO Kimberly Ross puts short-term trims at the top of her to-do list.
Foot-Dragging on IFRS Decision Could Strip SEC of Power
The overseer of the International Accounting Standards Board changes its membership to include only regulators whose countries use IFRS.
Censuring E&Y, PCAOB Hits Firm’s Lack of Skepticism
The regulator has imposed its largest penalty, $2 million, on Ernst &spamp; Young over the auditor's review of a company’s revenue-recognition practices.