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

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

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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 Institutions2 September 2015

Sovereign wealth funds: the struggle for accountability

Sovereign wealth funds have become some of the largest and most visible investors in international (...)

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Social & societal trends and issues15 October 2010

Impact of Social Movements on Financial Institutions

Socially Responsible Investments (SRI) have been carving out a niche in French financial markets (...)

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 Key ideas: • A central component in the contract established between rating agencies and (...)

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Financial Institutions15 April 2008

Measuring Market Risks in Banks

Can banks measure precisely the market risks that influence their position? Not necessarily, (...)

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