NEW YORK— Rental car company Hertz on Tuesday said it was withdrawing its annual profit guidance because of "operational challenges" posed by auto recalls, an accounting review and other problems. Earlier this month, Hertz delayed filing its second-quarter results because of that review.» Read More
Aug 15- Chinese mobile-security software maker NQ Mobile Inc said Chief Financial Officer KB Teo resigned for family reasons, sending its shares down 33 percent in premarket trading. NQ Mobile said Teo's resignation, effective Aug. 22, was not related to the company's operations, policies or accounting practices.
Alibaba Pictures, a film and TV production unit of Alibaba Group, said it had found possible irregular accounting ahead of the group's IPO. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.
HONG KONG— The recently acquired film unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Friday that a review has uncovered possible accounting irregularities. The disclosure by Alibaba Pictures Group comes as its parent company readies for what's expected to be a mammoth initial public offering in New York next month.
HONG KONG, Aug 15- Alibaba Pictures Group Ltd, the recently formed film and TV unit of Alibaba Group, said on Friday it had found possible accounting irregularities and asked for its Hong Kong- listed shares to be suspended until further notice.
NEW YORK— Hertz is delaying filing its second-quarter financial results because of its ongoing review of some accounting errors. The spinoff will leave Hertz with the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly rental car businesses and Donlen, which provides fleet leasing and management services. Shares of Hertz shed 30 cents to $27.75 in premarket trading.
*Recent successes include Spain's Gowex. LONDON, Aug 12- Fund managers are increasingly turning to investigative tactics, detailed accounting analysis and corporate sleuthing in a bid to uncover skeletons in company closets that can offer an investment edge in a low-yield world.
July 31- An employee complaint exposed accounting misconduct at L-3 Communications Holdings Inc, according to people familiar with the matter, prompting the aerospace and defense supplier to fire four people, revise two years of earnings statements and cut its earnings forecast.
CALGARY, July 30- Penn West Petroleum Ltd said it has uncovered accounting irregularities that misclassified nearly C $300 million in expenses over the last four years, and the Canadian oil producer will restate its results.
If "Made in the USA" is really a national economic goal, then Congress needs to fix the problem here at home, says tax consultant Tim Larson.
*IFRS 9 published by Intl Accounting Standards Board. *EU endorsement needed to apply new rule in Europe. The IASB, whose rules are applied in over 100 countries, including Europe but not in the United States, said it was its final reform in response to the 2007-09 crisis.
July 18- NQ Mobile Inc, a Chinese mobile security software maker facing allegations of fraud from short-seller Muddy Waters Research Group, said it dismissed PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP as its independent auditor. NQ Mobile shares fell as much as 21 percent in early trading before reversing course to trade up almost 15 percent by midday.
NQ Mobile, a Chinese mobile software maker facing allegations of fraud, saw its shares fall after it dismissed its independent auditor.
July 18- NQ Mobile Inc, a Chinese mobile security software maker facing allegations of fraud from short-seller Muddy Waters Research Group, said it dismissed PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP as its independent auditor.
July 18- NQ Mobile Inc, a Chinese mobile security software maker facing allegations of fraud from short-seller Muddy Waters Research Group, said it dismissed PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP as its independent auditor. NQ shares fell 11 percent before the bell.
July 15- The top U.S. auditor regulator said it expects to conduct its first inspection of a mainland Chinese audit firm by the end of the year, under an expected deal to resolve a long-running dispute between the United States and China regarding accounting oversight.
WASHINGTON, July 14- Accounting giant Ernst& Young will pay $4 million to settle civil charges that it violated auditor independence rules after one of its units lobbied congressional staffers on behalf of audit clients, U.S. regulators said Monday.
NEW YORK, July 9- A federal judge on Wednesday rejected PricewaterhouseCoopers' request to dismiss a $1 billion lawsuit accusing the auditor of providing bad accounting advice that contributed to the October 2011 collapse of MF Global Holdings Ltd, a brokerage run by former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine.
July 3- NQ Mobile Inc's independent auditor has informed the company that it will need to expand the scope of its 2013 audit, the Chinese mobile security software maker said. The stock has been volatile after short-seller Muddy Waters Research Group called NQ Mobile a "massive fraud" in October, a charge the Chinese company rejected.
July 3- Chinese mobile security software maker NQ Mobile Inc said its independent auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP, informed the company that it would need to expand the scope of its 2013 audit. NQ said its board and audit committee are considering PricewaterhouseCoopers' request.
New York Fed President William Dudley warned Puerto Rico about its growing debt load.