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“Super managers,” governance spotlighted in economist Piketty’s blockbuster capitalism critique

May 8, 2014

By Henry Engler, Compliance Complete

NEW YORK – May 8, 2014 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) – How much of a role have corporate boards played in rising income inequality in the United States, the UK and elsewhere?

BREAKINGVIEWS – Repo 105 rams home need for global accounting standards

March 16, 2010

— The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own —

ANALYSIS – Asia may have edge in top IASB accounting job

February 15, 2010

By Huw Jones

LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) – The hunt for a new chairman of the world’s top accounting standard setter is sparking discrete jostling for a job Asian candidates are seen having the edge as economic influence shifts east.

Global accounting body IASB shores up defences, investor focus

February 15, 2010

By Huw Jones

LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) – The world’s leading accounting standards setter bolstered its defences from political pressure on Monday and reinforced its role as an independent guide to investors rather than a tool for policymakers.

ANALYSIS-China auditors set to take on Hong Kong stock market

December 30, 2009

By Alison Leung

HONG KONG, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s pending acceptance of Chinese accounting standards will mark an important advance in Beijing’s drive to globalise its financial sector, but could also challenge international investors with reports prepared by an industry prone to scandal.

Bank assets book-keeping valuation rule simplified

November 12, 2009

    LONDON, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Pricing bank assets may prove less of a rollercoaster ride in future crises after a global standard setter revised a key accounting rule on Thursday after calls from world leaders to curb credit crunch fallout. (more…)

Global accounting rule-setter proposes quicker booking of bad loans

November 5, 2009

By Huw Jones
LONDON, Nov 5 (Reuters) – A global accounting standard setter published on Thursday a second leg of proposals to replace its fair value rule that was criticised by policymakers for amplifying the credit crunch.

U.S. SEC to review accounting rules roadmap

October 9, 2009

By Huw Jones
BASEL, Switzerland, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will review by the end of the autumn its milestones for possible adoption of a global set of accounting rules, its chairman Mary Schapiro said on Thursday.

Reuters Summit-Private bankers fret over cost of new rules

October 7, 2009

REYL & Cie SA Chief Executive Officer Franois Reyl gestures during the Reuters Global Wealth Management Summit in Geneva October 7, 2009.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND BUSINESS HEADSHOT) By Ian Simpson
GENEVA, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Private bankers face higher costs as a wave of regulation forces them to spend on infrastructure and more staff, executives told the Reuters Wealth Management Summit.

International accounting board rejects U.S. “fair value” rule plans

September 30, 2009

By Huw Jones
LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The top accounting rule setter said on Wednesday that U.S. plans to widen the scope of a rule blamed for amplifying the credit crunch was unacceptable, raising doubts over a 2011 deadline for a global set of accounting rules.