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Top issues at shareholder meetings include global trade, misconduct

Joe Mont | March 12, 2018

A return of volatility to the stock market, executive misconduct, cyber-breaches, global trade concerns, demands for transparency, and historic changes brought about by the new tax law are just a few of the topics being discussed in corporate board rooms around the country, according to a new report by BDO USA, a leading accounting and advisory firms.

It has compiled the following list of topics that corporate management and boards of directors should be prepared to address in connection with 2018 annual shareholder meetings.

Tax reform 

The new tax law is having far-reaching impact on tax reporting/planning and financial statement reporting, the report says. The lower corporate tax rate increases the competitiveness of doing business in the U.S., which may encourage corporations to reconsider a U.S. domicile for their business...

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