does the economics profession continue to use misleading,
inaccurate and often fraudulent public-sector
Governments are called to intervene to
control fraudulent accounting practices when self-regulation has failed. These
actions usually follow large corporate failures such as the spectacular demises
of Enron, Worldcom and Parmalat.
Rapid action is often needed to restore the confidence of capital markets, and
legislators acted swiftly with the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in
the United States in 2002 in order to renew the faith held by investors in the
diligence of auditors and in the probity of corporate internal controls over
financial reporting. Since then, much progress has been ma...
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The Sales Managers' Indexescovering all major Asian, African and Latin American emerging markets, plus North America.
World Price IndexPPP exchange rates for the worlds top 10 economies.
Regular Key Papers on Economic Data
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