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U.S. Senate Passes Law to Enforce PCAOB Inspections
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U.S. Senate Passes Law to Enforce PCAOB Inspections
By Drew Bernstein on May 22, 2020

On May 20th, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to force Chinese issuers to comply with inspections by the Public Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and to certify that they are not owned...

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NASDAQ Tightens Rules for Smaller Chinese IPOs
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NASDAQ Tightens Rules for Smaller Chinese IPOs
By Drew Bernstein on May 21, 2020

On May 18th, NASDAQ proposed new rules for IPOs from “Restrictive Markets” that would raise the bar for smaller Chinese companies seeking to complete an initial public offering on the U.S....

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Life Post-COVID
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Life Post-COVID
By Drew Bernstein on March 31, 2020

Does China Foreshadow What U.S. Businesses Can Expect? Even as the U.S. government extended social distancing guidelines through the end of April, China is announcing the success of its...

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Guidance in the Season of the COVID-19 Virus
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Guidance in the Season of the COVID-19 Virus
By Drew Bernstein on March 12, 2020

As the Dow Jones officially entered bear market territory and the WHO declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic, over 150 companies have lowered or withdrawn their earnings guidance as of March...

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IPO Preparedness Amid the Coronavirus
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IPO Preparedness Amid the Coronavirus
By Drew Bernstein on March 4, 2020

The safety of our staff, clients and their families is the top priority amid the coronavirus. During this time, we are offering flexibility to our staff to work from home if they are able...

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What Will It Take to Improve Investor Sentiment towards China IPOs?
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What Will It Take to Improve Investor Sentiment towards China IPOs?
By Drew Bernstein on December 12, 2019

Chinese Companies Continue to List in U.S., But Face Tough Sledding in 2019 Chinese companies continue to embrace the U.S. markets, but in the second half of 2019, American investors did...

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U.S. and China at the Cross Roads
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U.S. and China at the Cross Roads
By Drew Bernstein on September 13, 2019

The State of Cross-Border Finance Comments from an Address at Camphor Tree Forum at Harvard University The relationship between the US and China, which has defined the global economy, for...

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Who Is Responsible for Preventing Frauds?
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Who Is Responsible for Preventing Frauds?
By Drew Bernstein on September 3, 2019

Public Company Fraud Costs Investors Hundreds of Billions of Dollars a Year — Is There a Solution? It is a question that always arises in the wake of any high-profile fraud: How could...

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Shooting STARs on Shanghai’s New “Chinese NASDAQ”
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Shooting STARs on Shanghai’s New “Chinese NASDAQ”
By Drew Bernstein on July 22, 2019

China Unleashes Market-Based IPOs on STAR Market On Monday China burned the rulebook that has guided its IPO market up till now. The result, unsurprisingly, was fireworks.

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The Nuclear Option for Chinese Stocks
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The Nuclear Option for Chinese Stocks
By Drew Bernstein on June 19, 2019

Implications of the Equitable Act for American Investors As a new “silicon curtain” crashes down between the technological infrastructure of America and some of its allies and China and the...

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