Sir Allen Stanford arrested in US after surrendering to the FBI

Texan billionaire accused of fradulently selling deposit certificates.

19 Jun 2009

FRC urges SEC to let US companies adopt IFRS

FRC chief Paul boyle urges the SEC to allow US companies to be able to adopt IFRS in place of US GAAP

29 Apr 2009

CFOs urge SEC to abandon IFRS proposal

Schapiro pressed to drop financial reporting roadmap

20 Apr 2009

ICAEW: global accounting rules needed for financial crisis

Institute urges SEC to agree a timetable for transition to International Financial Reporting Standards

17 Apr 2009

Auditors to be enlisted by SEC for compliance work

Auditors and retired FBI agents to pick up the slack at the SEC

01 Apr 2009

FASB warily welcomes SEC's IFRS roadmap plan

US standard setters welcome SEC's IFRS roadmap plan - with some reservations

16 Mar 2009

Investors back restrictions on auditor liability

Association of British Insurers says any move by accountants to agree a statutory limit on auditor liability would breach corporate governance principles

12 Mar 2009

Former Krispy Kreme execs settle SEC charges

Doughnut franchise settles allegations of inflated earnings

06 Mar 2009

US government panel to examine mark-to-market

Seeks "fair-minded" compromise

06 Mar 2009

SEC draws a blank on Stanford auditor

SEC unable to contact UK office of CAS Hewlett as part of investigation into Alan Stanford's bank

26 Feb 2009

Whereabouts unknown of Stanford audit firm boss, says staffer

Staff member at Antiguan division unsure when Celia Hewlett, owner of small firm which signed off the books of Stanford International Bank, will return to the island

18 Feb 2009

IASB's Tweedie meets new SEC chairman

David Tweedie urges Mary Schapiro to back drive for global financial reporting rules

13 Feb 2009

Veteran fraud investigator to leave SEC

Linda Chatman Thomsen, who headed the Enron investigation, is to leave the US markets watchdog to return to the private sector

10 Feb 2009

Fair value change not on the table

Treasury, SEC unlikely to dismiss mark to market principle

06 Feb 2009

Senate endorses Schapiro as SEC chair

US senators give vote unanimous assent to Mary Schapiro as the new head of the SEC

26 Jan 2009

Overview: Obama's new broom

Prospects: SEC's new chairman must salvage the US financial system

22 Jan 2009

Sarbanes-Oxley extends Section 404 survey deadline

Seeks feedback on new audit review rules

19 Jan 2009

XBRL talks the SEC's language

SEC to force Fortune 500 companies to incorporate XBRL in their reports by June this year

08 Jan 2009

SEC keeps fair value faith

US watchdog urges standard setters to tighten up the way impairments are calculated, despite approving fair value accounting rules

08 Jan 2009

SEC names Kroeker acting chief accountant

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced a new chief accountant in the latest in a series of top-level changes

06 Jan 2009

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