Households’ Money Problems Started Back in March
About 13% of adults reported that they lost a job or were furloughed in March or the beginning of April this year.
Multinationals Derive Huge Benefits From Shifting R&D Abroad
Savings from moving R&D to take advantage of lower wages drives foreign profits about as much as lower tax rates.
Revolver Drawdowns Keeping Corporates Liquid
But many companies are tapping revolving lines of credit in a way that banks don't like to see.
SOX 404 Exemption Pushes Small Companies to Incur Debt: Study
To avoid the auditor attestation required by SOX 404, small companies often incur debt instead of selling stock, a new study finds.
CFOs Respond Rapidly to Pandemic
A new survey by CFO Research shows finance chiefs are moving aggressively to conserve cash as COVID-19 constricts the economy.
Mortgage Relief Could Cripple Loan Servicers
Forbearance programs would cause liquidity problems for nonbank mortgage providers, the industry says.
Credit Quality: Downgrades Keep Coming
While all eyes are on the equity markets, credit is the lifeblood of corporations. Which companies are facing headwinds?
Businesses Need Swift, Aggressive Action: U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Congress, President must act quickly to combat the economic disruption of the COVID-19 outbreak, says the business group.
Credit Quality: Downgrades Pick Up Pace
As coronavirus fears disrupt the economy, CFO is tracking the weakening in corporate credit ratings and the companies under stress.
Banks’ Expenses Growing, But Not Their Incomes
The formula for banks' lower profits: three rate cuts by the Fed, yield-curve inversions, and higher salary and benefits costs.
CFOs See Tech Grabbing Larger Share of a Shrinking Budget
"Management expectations in the coming year may outstrip finance’s resources," said The Hackett Group.