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Why CFOs Should Concern Themselves with XBRL. And How They Can!

The SEC that was only focused on gathering data for so many years is now concentrating on the quality of data that is being collected. A lack of XBRL knowledge on the filers’ part just doesn’t cut it anymore as a reason to submit incorrect information. What can CFOs do to be in command of their XBRL filing?

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Demonetised India and Trumped America: The more things change; more is the need for a standard

Most of us would agree that November 9, 2016 offered plentiful excitement for two of the world’s largest economies. At the stroke of midnight, existing higher denominations of Indian currency ceased to be legal tender and as the morning meandered into the afternoon, Donald Trump triumphed, confounding a majority of pollsters and the international audience.

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How Structured Data Can Help Central Banks to Ensure Financial Stability

Lending and monitoring of NPAs is an issue faced by central banks across the world. RBI, India introdced CRILC reporting in 2014 to address it. It is a framework to collect, store and disseminate data on stressed assets of the economy to all the stakeholders. Read on to find out how you can benefit with this.

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CRILC Framework: A Tool for Financial Institutions to Monitor NPAs

CRILC reporting introduced in 2014 requires quality submissions by reporting institutions. But it can be a challenge for large banks to handle enormous CRILC data sets and check conformity with previous quarters. Is there a solution?

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Is Your XBRL Report Reflecting Your Actual Data?

The US SEC requires filing in XBRL for standardization and machine led data consumption, and in HTML for easy readability of data. But many times these reports are not in sync. What are the reasons for this and how can you avoid it?

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XBRL Filing: Going from Compliance Cost to Strategic Aide

7 years after XBRL was introduced for SEC filing in the US, it hasn't achieved its true potential with filers. It continues to be pinned down as compliance cost instead of being seen as a strategic aide to the CFO. But XBRL is about more than just cost and has a lot to offer even to filers.

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Master Your SEC Filing Analysis: From Disparate to Comparable Data

Most of an analyst's time goes into aggregating rather than analysing data. With XBRL in place, this has been addressed, but only partially. Is there a way to move from disparate to comparable data?

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MCA Brings CSR Reporting Under XBRL Domain

MCA recently release draft CNI taxonomy 2016 which contains a section dedicated to report CSR expenditure by companies. CSR activities, made mandatory in India since 2014, though not related to the business of the Company have accounting implications. Read to find out, how you need to report your CSR spend in XBRL

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An Analyst’s Guide to Evaluating Banking Stocks: Part 2

Though the banking industry has always received a lot of analyst coverage, analysing banks isn’t easy. Read part 2 of our Analyst's Guide to master your banking industry analysis.

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Get the DOPE on Public Money

Can you track the use of public money? With data standards like XBRL and a focus on end use, participative governance is a closer reality. Read here to know how.

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An Analyst’s Guide to Evaluating Banking Stocks: Part 1

Though the banking industry has always received a lot of analyst coverage, analysing banks isn’t easy. Read part 1 of our Analyst's Guide to master your banking industry analysis.

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Numbers Carry Weight: Why this is Important for a Quality SEC Filing

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is paying a lot of attention to data quality in company filings. The use of incorrect signs is one of the most common mistakes in many filings and can be taken care of by understanding how to use the weight attribute within XBRL. Read on to understand what is this all about and why you should be paying close attention as a filer.