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  • Blog

    Anticipation: Dealmaking Boost From Lighter Regulation Remains Elusive
    • John Shipman, Senior Financial Writer
    • Aug 17, 2017

    After a year in which regulatory hurdles played a role in the highest volume of deal withdrawals since the financial crisis, changes in Washington spurred expectations for a sharp 2017 pickup in mergers and acquisitions. But a handful of deal setbacks this year raises questions.

     

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    Investment Banks Quarterly Results Recap: A "Healthy" M&A Environment
    • John Shipman, Senior Financial Writer
    • Aug 14, 2017

    The quarterly consensus from executives at the world’s largest investment banks – and some smaller ones, too – is that the deal environment is “healthy,” if unspectacular in comparison to the previous two years, though a murkier timetable on expected tax reform and other policies could lurk as a potential drag.

     

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  • Blog

    Q&A with an expert: Bloomberg Global Data’s use of XBRL shows the vital importance of data quality
    • Aug 07, 2017

    The July issue of Dimensions featured an interview with Emil Efthimides, the regulatory monitor for the Global Data division at Bloomberg LP. He oversees the collection and delivery of financial-statement data for use by investors and financial analysts.

     

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  • Blog

    Inline XBRL Mandated in Proposed SEC Rule
    • Lou Rohman, Vice President, XBRL Services, Merrill Corporation
    • Mar 02, 2017

    On March 1, 2017, the SEC passed a proposed rule requiring Inline XBRL as the format for submitting financial statements to the SEC. The requirement will be phased-in for operating companies.

     

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  • Webinar

    Webinar Playback: China Private Equity Comes of Age: How to Cut the Exit Backlog
    • Feb 27, 2017

    Did you miss our recent webinar or looking to view the playback of our recent APAC webinar? Merrill Corporation and Finance Asia brought together a group of esteemed professionals to discuss these topics.

     

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    SEC in transition - Dodd-Frank Act hangs in the balance
    • Lou Rohman, Vice President, XBRL Services, Merrill Corporation
    • Feb 22, 2017

    After the financial crisis in 2008, the SEC took an activist approach under Chair Mary Jo White. They attempted to balance implementing the requirements of the gargantuan Dodd-Frank Act, which Congress passed to prevent similar issues, with its core three-part mission: protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation.

     

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Webinar Playback: The Impact of Geopolitical Events on Global M&A

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