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“Accounting…and…accountability” – these are clearly linked terms with common meaning that emerged along with the modern capitalist system, deriving from Middle European languages and cultures. “Accounting,” (says Webster’s New Collegiate) is derived from the medieval, “to tell…” -- as today’s accounting systems are designed to “accurately tell the story” of an organization’s financial condition.
News & Updates
October 12, 2015 European Factors to Watch-Futures steady after previous week's rally
Reuters - Futures on the Euro î??STOXXî?? 50 dipped 0.1 percent, while futures for Germany's DAX were flat. Futures on Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.3 percent. Shares in Glencore could come into focus after the mining and...
October 6, 2015 Rally in Global Stocks Eases
Wall Street Journal - The î??Stoxxî?? Europe 600 climbed 0.4% after losses earlier in the session, with investors optimism dented by an unexpected slump in German manufacturing orders. The pan-Europe index gained 1.6%...
October 1, 2015 The $100 Billion Question on Climate Starts to Find an AnswerSource: Bloomberg Business
Industrial nations are starting to answer the question of how they will scale up aid for projects that curb global warming, unleashing development banks to help catalyze investment.
Research & Insights
A relentless deceleration in the economies of the developing world will cause global growth to slow this year and only pick up a bit more pace in 2016, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.
September 25, 2015 Corporate governance: Passive Investors, Not Passive OwnersSource: ValueWalk
Passive Investors, Not Passive Owners, a study by Ian R. Appel, Todd A. Gormley, and Donald B. Keim examined whether passive institutional investors, like Vanguard and Dimensional Fund Advisors do influence firms and if they care...
September 25, 2015 2015 Shareholder Activism Study From FTI Consulting and Activist Insight Finds Continued Appetite for Activism in Global Marketplace
GlobeNewswire - Steven Balet, Managing Director and activism specialist in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, noted, "Recent examples of institutions and activists working together include Relational and...
Commentary & Opinion
September 29, 2015 Has The Qatar Investment Authority Really Lost $12 Billion?Source: Forbes
This morning, the Financial Times splashed with an article saying that the Qatar sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority, had suffered a $12 billion paper loss in the third quarter of 2015. It’s a big claim. But is...
September 28, 2015 Congress Should Give the Government More Money for WildfiresSource: NY Times
Wildfires that have burned more than eight million acres and are still raging in the West are draining the budgets of federal agencies and forcing them to divert money from essential environmental and land conservation programs...
September 28, 2015 VW: 4 things new CEO must do right nowSource: CNN
Volkswagen's new CEO Matthias Mueller has his work cut out for him.The head of Volkswagen's Porsche brand must quickly lay out a strategy for rescuing the German automaker from its emissions scandal
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