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TechTalk Blog - XBRL ADOPTION GROWING WORLDWIDE IMPACTING MILLIONS OF COMPANIES FOR REDUCTION OF REGULATORY REPORTING BURDEN & BETTER ANALYTICS

IMA is one of the original founders of the XBRL global data standard ( Ms

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TechTalk Blog: US SEC Invites Entities Regulated by the SEC (Public Companies) to Submit a Voluntary Diversity Assessment Report and Also Disclose to Stakeholders

To remain successful, companies need to reflect these changing demographics in order to better understand the point of view of their consumers and retain top talent among their employees. Background on the US SEC Report Issued to American Corporations for Disclosure: Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act mandated the creation of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion in all agencies covered by the act and requires that each OMWI develop standards for assessing the diversity policies and practices of entities regulated by those agencies



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TechTalk Blog: New US SEC Reg A+ to Help Small Companies Raise Millions By Using New Technologies

As adopted, only businesses organized in and have principal place of business in the United States or Canada would be qualified to use Reg A+. The overall significance of this new regulation will be that it will permit eligible companies to conduct securities offerings without the onerous requirements of full securities registration



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TechTalk Blog - TRUMP ADMINISTRATION GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR BUILD-OUT OF XBRL SO WE KNOW WHO, WHEN, WHERE TAXPAYER DOLLARS ARE BEING SPEND BY US GOVERNMENT

Federal Computer Week published a great story on Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) confirmation hearings as the next OMB Director of the US Government. Congressman Mulvaney (Tea Party Leader in Congress) stressed the importance of getting accurate and useful data in order to inform his and President Donald Trump's decision-making during his confirmation hearings to lead the Office of Management and Budget. "In this age of big data, the government has all this data, but it isn't capable of using it because it can't even talk to itself about the numbers," Mulvaney said at his hearing before the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee



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TechTalk Blog - Securities Regulators from Growth and Emerging Markets Seeking Comments on Sustainability Disclosures (CSR/ESG) & Role of Regulator in this Area

The International Organization of Securities Organizations (IOSCO) issued a press release today stating that securities regulators from growth and emerging markets are seeking public feedback on proposed recommendations related to the development of sustainable finance in capital markets and the role of securities regulators in this area. The question is – will the largest capital markets regulator in the world – the United States Securities and Exchange Commission support the disclosure of sustainability data by public companies and create guidance and suggestions of frameworks that can be used to assist US Investors

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TechTalk Blog - Need for Digital Assurance Services Grow As Structured Data (XBRL) Gains Momentum by Both Capital Markets & Governments For Better Decision Making

-- moving the use of structured data beyond what public companies are disclosing to the capital markets on the Internet t o other business areas in the world of management accounting?


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TechTalk Blog -- European Parliament Votes in Favor of New Shareholders Rights Directive Requiring Additional Non-Financial Reporting by Public Companies

Under the new changes in the EU Shareholders Rights Directive -- it will make it easier for shareholders residing in another European Union country to the location of the company in which it invests to participate in the general meetings of those companies and to vote on shareholder issues