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New computer-friendly format makes financial reports more complex, harder to read. Xitong Li ©Fotolia-Big data concept 3D-MaZi

In a bid to make it easier for financial reports to be processed by computers, these must now be submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a new language in addition to the traditional HTML format.  In their recent study, Xitong Li, Hongwei Zhu and Luo Zuo explore how adopting the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) is leading to more complex HTML-formatted (...)

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Private equity firms have a reputation for hard-nosed business tactics, buying and reselling (...)

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Can central clearing parties achieve global financial stability without creating collateral (...)

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Enriching the regulatory framework can lead to a complexity that overshadows understanding of the (...)

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Households are notoriously unsophisticated investors, with low financial literacy; and yet, banks (...)

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In a new study, Adrien Matray and Oliver Dessaint reveal that in the aftermath of hurricanes (...)

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Financial Institutions24 February 2016

Does danger still lurk in the banking system?

We all know the trouble with the banking system; like a house of cards, when something goes wrong (...)

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Financial Markets6 January 2016

Should we expect a new financial crisis?

With the fallout from the 2008 financial crisis still being felt, Olivier Klein, CEO of BRED, (...)

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