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It's still rare for a CFO to make the leap to CEO


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Though three CFOs have recently become CEOs of major companies, this cannot be deemed a trend, according to Crist|Kolder statistics, which show that 7% of CEOs at the largest companies were CFO before… Read More

Keppel DC REIT eyes $393M in Singapore IPO, sources say


  • Bloomberg

Keppel DC REIT hopes to raise as much as $393 million from its Singapore initial public offering, according to sources. This would be the second-largest IPO in Singapore in 2014. The portfolio would i… Read More

Metals price-fixing alleged against HSBC, Goldman, others


  • Reuters

HSBC Holdings and Goldman Sachs Group are two of four parties facing a U.S. class-action lawsuit over allegations of manipulating benchmarks affecting futures and options trading in platinum and palla… Read More

Ethics issues create challenges for startups


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Ethics has emerged as an issue for startups after several widely publicized incidents. "While (most) start-ups have been on better behavior this year, there have been dozens of instances when they act… Read More

Ability to Repay rule limits borrowers with part-time work


  • Bloomberg

Many banks are taking a conservative approach to compliance with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Ability to Repay rule, which allows wages from part-time work to be factored into a borrower… Read More