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  • Fintechs handled higher rate of suspicious PPP loans: study

    Fintech and traditional lenders both started the program with suspicious loan rates of around 10%, but fintechs' suspicious loan rates grew to 40% when PPP ended, University of Texas, Austin, researchers found.

    By Anna Hrushka • Aug. 17, 2021
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    Nasdaq diversity rule is 'credit positive' for companies: Moody's

    Nasdaq will likely improve the credit outlook for its listed companies with a diversity standard that will increase disclosure and enable investors to more accurately compare companies, Moody’s Investors Service said.

    By Aug. 12, 2021
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    Cash flow forecasting in a rapid-change era

    CFOs face one certainty as they try to predict their organization's cash position: historical data will carry less weight. 

    By CFO Dive staff
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    FTC unable to keep up with 'surge' in merger filings

    The Federal Trade Commission said it “has been hit by a tidal wave of merger filings” and can’t complete reviews within the statutory period.

    By Aug. 04, 2021
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    Fed risks letting 'inflation genie' out of bottle: CRS

    The Federal Reserve may wait too long and attempt to slow inflation after it “has become embedded in people’s expectations,” the Congressional Research Service said.

    By Aug. 03, 2021
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    SEC may require climate risk disclosures in expanded 10-Ks: Gensler

    SEC Chair Gary Gensler says a company, when filing mandatory climate risk disclosures, may need to measure carbon emissions across its “value chain.”

    By July 28, 2021
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    Companies flush with capitalization options

    A heady environment for both public and private investment is on track to continue, according to a KPMG analysis.

    By July 22, 2021
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    Companies plan bigger pay raises in 2022, survey finds

    "The war for talent is pretty significant," says Adrienne Altman of Willis Towers Watson, whose survey shows companies plan to raise pay next year more than in 2021.  

    By July 20, 2021
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    SPAC deals will rebound for remainder of 2021: EY

    After a second-quarter slump, the SPAC market will rebound in the second half of 2021 as deal-makers adjust to tougher regulatory scrutiny, EY said.

    By July 19, 2021
  • Borrowing costs drop for even riskier companies

    Investors are accepting declining yields as they look for Treasury bond alternatives. 

    By July 16, 2021
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    3 CFO tips for curbing a pandemic surge in bad debts: Gartner

    Bad debt rose during the pandemic, but companies using sharper customer analysis can identify those firms that can pay and choose not to, Gartner says.

    By July 09, 2021
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    Risk management rises to No. 1 accounting priority during pandemic: ACCA

    The coronavirus has compelled accountants to focus more on risk management than ever while highlighting the need to address climate change and other hazards, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants said.

    By July 08, 2021
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    Business loans 'especially slow' to transition from LIBOR, posing risks: FSB

    U.S. securitizations and business loans need to speed the switch to LIBOR alternatives, the Financial Stability Board said, warning of financial instability.

    By July 07, 2021
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    M&A hit record high during first half 2021: Refinitiv

    Deal-making in the U.S. and worldwide rose to unprecedented highs during the first six months of 2021 as buyers took advantage of record-low interest rates, Refinitiv said.

    By July 06, 2021
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    U.S. gains support for 15% minimum global corporate tax from 130 countries

    A 15% minimum global corporate tax will discourage companies from locating headquarters in the lowest-tax nations, according to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.

    By July 02, 2021
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    Inflation to persist above 3% into 2022 as demand exceeds supply: Furman

    Rising demand will confront supply bottlenecks and weak labor participation, fueling inflation in the months ahead, former White House economist Jason Furman said.

    By July 02, 2021
  • Getting EBITDA and free cash flow right in credit deals

    These non-standardized measures are important, but because they mean different things to different people, they should be used carefully in credit raises and other contexts. 

    By June 30, 2021
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    Market volatility may rise on absence of clear LIBOR alternative: Fitch

    A plan to wind down the use of LIBOR at the end of 2021 may lead to market instability because several reference rates are “vying” to become its successor, Fitch Ratings said.

    By June 30, 2021
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    SPACs will rebound in wake of tougher oversight: Duff & Phelps

    Stricter regulation will likely bolster investor confidence and spur a resurgence in SPACs, Duff & Phelps said.

    By June 25, 2021
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    Gensler says alternative to LIBOR poses risk of manipulation

    SEC Chair Gary Gensler warned of risks in replacing LIBOR with the Bloomberg Short Term Bank Yield Index.

    By June 23, 2021
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    Loan default rate forecast falls as economy emerges from pandemic: Fitch

    The receding pandemic and brighter prospects for some troubled sectors prompted an improved outlook for the default rate for leveraged loans, Fitch Ratings said.

    By June 22, 2021
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    Whistleblower plan to catch corporate tax cheats gets bipartisan push

    Republican and Democratic senators seek to narrow the $630 billion annual tax gap by putting teeth into the IRS whistleblower program.

    By June 18, 2021
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    Fed forecasts higher inflation while sustaining record stimulus

    Federal Reserve officials increased their forecasts for inflation while holding the benchmark rate at a record low and pushing forward with monthly bond purchases.

    By June 16, 2021
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    LIBOR regulators warn of risks of using rates other than SOFR

    Regulators urged companies to replace LIBOR with SOFR, warning that other alternative reference rates pose risks of financial instability.

    By June 14, 2021
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    Surging inflation may herald start of long-term price trend, economists say

    Long-term forces, such as aging populations and a pullback in globalization, will likely stoke inflation for decades, reversing a trend of slow price gains, economists say.

    By June 10, 2021
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    Companies get more options in private credit market

    The industry showed resilience in the pandemic by helping borrowers renegotiate loan terms.

    By June 10, 2021