Regulators can conduct studies of their own volition, or will do so at the request of Congress, the president, or the public.
The president on Friday said he has asked federal regulators to study whether public companies should be required to report results half as often as they now do - every six months instead of every three months, or once a quarter.
"I'd like to see twice, but we're going to see", Trump later told reporters when asked about his tweet.
For companies, "That would allow greater flexibility & save money", Trump tweeted. Even SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, a Trump appointee who has made boosting the number of initial public offerings one of his top priorities, hasn't floated the idea of scaling back reporting requirements.
While Trump can not force Clayton to make changes, as a matter of courtesy the SEC chairman may promise to study the issue.
Trump said he had consulted "some of the world's top business leaders" on steps to create jobs and make business "even better". The SEC is the regulatory arm of the SEA, and since its formation, quarterlyearnings reports have been mandatory.
But moving away from reporting earnings every three months would be a much more dramatic change that would nearly certainly trigger resistance from shareholders who want transparency from the companies they invest in.
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk also cited the issue when explaining why he has launched a surprise effort to take the $50 billion auto company private.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett and JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon wrote in the Wall Street Journal in June that companies should move away from quarterly guidance, but did not call for an end to quarterly reporting. But some argue the quarterly requirement puts unnecessary pressure on companies because it forces them to focus on short-term results.
Last fall it laid out changes to capital market rules in a US Treasury report, but did not advocate scrapping quarterly reporting. The most recent data from the United Kingdom shows that only 57 of the companies in the benchmark FTSE 100 index were still issuing quarterly reports as of September 2017, according to the Investment Association.
The SEC was created in 1934 in the midst of the Great Depression and requires publicly-traded companies to issue quarterly and annual earnings reports to keep the public informed on their operations and financial condition. The statements are generally less detailed than the reports companies file with the SEC.
The US Chamber of Commerce and other lobbying groups have also blamed compliance burdens for preventing more companies from selling shares.
On the other side are many investors who say frequent insight into the financial performance of corporations is critical to their own decision-making and financial security.
But Harry Harris, the USA ambassador to South Korea, said Monday it was "too early" for such a declaration, Yonhap reported. Today's meeting seems like a big step in the right direction, . but just a day before the talks, .
With air now rated as unhealthy , even healthy people may have symptoms such as dry eyes, coughing and sinus irritation. In Metro Vancouver on Wednesday, breathing the air was the equivalent of smoking 3.3 cigarettes, according to the app.
The stiff economic sanctions ratchet up pressure on the Islamic Republic despite statements of deep dismay from European allies. President Donald Trump withdrew from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
Vulture notes that LaBelle's tweet may finally mark the end of an ongoing feud that existed between her and Franklin. She will forever be the Queen of Soul and so much more to all who knew her personally and through her music.
He said: " Arsenal coach Unai Emery is going to need a lot of time to work out the Premier League and work out his best team". I say disappointing but I don't know what everybody was expecting? "Jorginho I don't think has got any of those qualities".
Her most recent performance was in November previous year at Sir Elton John's Aids Foundation's 25th anniversary gala in NY . A spokesperson for Franklin could not be reached for further details on her condition at press time.
The funeral procession would leave the BJP headquarters at 1 pm and the last rites would be performed at 4 pm, he said. The body of Vajpayee was later taken to Bharatiya Janata Party's national headquarters at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg.
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And Benzema seemed to embrace taking a lead role in the centre of attack - his goal capping off a strong performance. It took the Spain star just 49 seconds to make his mark, a new fastest goal in Super Cup history.
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