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Financial Times: Abandoning quarterly reporting would increase the cost of capital


Professor Jan Bouwens, Visiting Lecturer at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes in a letter to the FT about President Trump’s plans to replace quarterly earnings reports in the US by a six-month system. Professor Bouwens says this is not a good idea as abandoning quarterly reports “does not increase flexibility, nor does it save costs. On the contrary, the cost of capital will rise and investments will go down as a consequence.” (subs)

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