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Ban on Samsung Tablet Remains

Ban on Samsung Tablet Remains

Many with executive jobs are beginning to realize the portability and cost-saving benefits of using a wireless tablet in the office. However, many who look for options when buying such a product should know their options remain limited. A California court...
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Firms in the United Kingdom may have eliminated an estimated 11,000 finance jobs during the second quarter, with practically all of these job cuts happening at lending institutions, according to a survey recently conducted by the largest business lobbying group in Britain.

UK Companies May Have Cut 11,000 Jobs In Q2, Says Finance Survey

Firms in the United Kingdom may have eliminated an estimated 11,000 finance jobs during the second quarter, with practically all of these job cuts happening at lending institutions, according to a survey recently conducted by the largest business lobbying...
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New reporting standards concerning government pension liabilities could provide a boost to corporate bonds.

Gov't Reporting Standards Could be Boon for Businesses

As state governments across the country prepare to adopt new financial reporting guidelines set by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, some companies are expecting to see higher levels of investor interest in their corporate bonds, Compliance Week...
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The International Federation of Accounting recently announced the release of three updated accounting handbooks.

Accounting Organization Releases New Handbooks

The International Federation of Accounting recently released updated versions of the handbooks for three auditing and accounting agencies. While the "2012 Handbook of the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants" contains few changes beyond a...
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Around four-fifths, or 78 percent of middle-market executives have purchased a

Most Executives Have Made One Significant Purchase Of A Capital Good In Last Year, Says Survey

Around four-fifths, or 78 percent of middle-market executives have purchased a capital good within the last year, according to a survey that was recently conducted by global finance firm CIT Group Inc. In addition, 78 Around four-fifths, or 78 percent of...
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The People's Bank of China announced it would beef up its risk management effo

China's Central Bank: Risk Management to Improve Along With Financial Reforms

China's central bank recently issued its 2012 stability report, which contained a promise to improve its financial risk management as it moves forward with interest rate and currency reforms, Reuters reported. With the full report expected soon, the...
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Firms working in the finance sector experienced strong growth during the durin

Finance Firms Saw Better Growth In Q2, Says Survey

Firms working in the finance sector experienced strong growth during the during the three-month period to June, but also reported declining optimism about business conditions, according to a recent report conducted by CBI/PWC. Of the 108 finance firms that...
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Most executives said their risk management programs are operated manually, des

Most Firms Use Manual, Not Automated, Risk Management

Despite the wide availability of software platforms designed to automate risk management efforts, remarkably few companies are taking advantage of the technology, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by audit firm KPMG. Just 16 percent of...
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A new report shows businesses are occupying more office space as the economy s

US Businesses Using More Office Space as Asian Market Falters

As the U.S. economy slogs toward recovery, one metric of improvement has slowly started to rise: The rate of absorption of office space across the country inched upward in the second quarter, according to a report from commercial real estate provider Cassidy...
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The business sentiment of CFOs who participated in a Deloitte poll fell during

Business outlook of CFOs of major U.S. companies weak, says finance survey

The business sentiment of CFOs who participated in a Deloitte poll fell during the second quarter of 2012, according to a statement released on June 28. Data provided by the Deloitte CFO Signals survey indicates that the optimism of these business leaders...
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Networking is a powerful tool that can help people to obtain their professiona

Developing the Professional Network You Need

Networking is a powerful tool that can help people to obtain their professional goals, but what are the best methods for building relationships with people in this way? On June 15, 2012, Mark Richards, who is a finance executive and the creator of job search...
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It is important to have an effective planning process in place.

Innovative Budgeting and Planning Approaches

A fluid budget and strategic planning operation is key to a business's success. Without the ability to quickly adapt to new situations, organizations may soon find themselves unable to meet client or customer needs. To that end, they will need an...
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The Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act will likely not affect m

Affordable Care Act Decision Unlikely to Impact Most Businesses

In a 5-4 decision announced June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate at the heart of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This effectively ensures that the bulk of the healthcare reform law passed in 2010 will take effect as...
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Fitch Ratings recently backed new GASB rules for government pension funds.

Fitch backs GASB pension rules

New Governmental Accounting Standards Board guidelines regarding government-run pension funds have received support from a major financial agency. Fitch Ratings said the rules will be "generally positive" for U.S. states. "The new accounting...
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Morgan Stanley recently announced the addition of a new board member.

Morgan Stanley Gains New Board Member With Accounting Standards Expertise

Financial giant Morgan Stanley has elected a new member to its Board of Directors. Robert Herz, former chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, will assume his new role on July 2. In addition to his eight-year tenure as head of the FASB, Herz has...
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