Photograph of skyscrapers with glass windows from the ground facing up to a blue sky

Category: News

View looking up at the sky from the inside of a cooling tower

First Inspections Find Massive Holes in Chinese Audits

View looking up at the sky from the inside of a cooling tower

Regulators have released the results of their first inspections of audits of U.S.-listed Chinese companies, and they’re not pretty. Analyses revealed “unacceptable deficiencies” in audits performed by KPMG’s Chinese arm and PricewaterhouseC...

Read More
Four kindergarteners whispering gossip

Companies Learning to Fear Online Rumor Mill

Four kindergarteners whispering gossip

The music world was saddened to learn earlier this month that folk-pop pioneer Gordon Lightfoot had died at the age of 84. However, fans had practice mourning the loss of the Canadian crooner. In 2010, a hoax began circulating on the intern...

Read More

New Intelligize Report Documents M&A Decline in 2022

Corporate mergers and acquisitions fell off dramatically in 2022, and activity doesn’t appear to be picking up anytime soon. That’s the key takeaway from The Intelligize M&A Report, a new study published today on dealmaking activity in...

Read More
A dumpster fire

Earnings Call Adds Farcical Element to First Republic’s Implosion

A dumpster fire

In the annals of disastrous corporate earnings calls, First Republic Bank on April 24 offered up a whopper. It was short, lasting about 12 minutes. You could call it sweet, too – if you were an executive trying to avoid talking about the be...

Read More
Two unrolling fern fronds

ESG Shareholder Proposals Gain Surprisingly Strong Support

Two unrolling fern fronds

A familiar scene unfolded at the annual shareholder meeting of oil giant BP in London last month when demonstrators derailed the proceedings less than 10 minutes after chairman Helge Lund started his opening remarks. Security officers dragg...

Read More