International

United States and EU Reduce Reliance on Credit Rating Agencies

The SEC eliminates references to CRA ratings from its rules, while the EU increases its oversight of CRAs.

Japan’s Nuclear Disaster Generates Debate Over American Preparedness

Lawmakers study the nuclear disaster in Japan and debate the necessity of improvements to American nuclear safety.

Davos World Economic Forum Focuses on Transparency

Davos World Economic Forum generates support for government transparency, but divides remain over private sector transparency.