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Most finance executives will not visit their offices during their summer vacat

Most Finance Execs Won't Officially Check In During Vacation, Says Survey

Most finance executives will not visit their offices during their summer vacations, according to the results of a survey recently conducted by Robert Half Management Resources. The results More-than-half, or 51 percent of chief financial officers (CFOs)...
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The nation's CEOs are feeling less optimistic about the economy than they were

CEOs: Overall confidence down, but more profits expected

The nation's CEOs, many of whom had been gaining confidence in the strengthening economy, appear to have hit a stumbling block of uncertainty during the second quarter, according to the Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence. The index measures...
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The SEC is likely to further delay its decision on IFRS implementation.

SEC likely to delay IFRS decision

Despite preliminary indications that the Securities and Exchange Commission would hand down a decision regarding the U.S. adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards sooner than later, a report Despite preliminary indications that the Securities...
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Corporations now have new guidelines governing charitable giving.

Corporate charitable giving gets new guidelines

Corporations now have a new set of guidelines that unify international accounting standards governing charitable giving with the release of "The Global Guide to What Counts: A Defining Moment for Corporations now have a new set of guidelines that unify...
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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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