Case 3 Sarbines Oakley

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1. From your understanding of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, explain how you feel it may negatively affect America’s stock exchanges. The higher than expected costs for many public companies caused some companies to abandon their public status. The costs of SOX compliance negatively affect companies, markets, investors, and economic growth. Fewer companies are willing to enter the market because of the SOX requirements that make going public too costly. Plus, the maintenance required to stay public is too expensive for smaller companies, forcing companies to look elsewhere to raise capital. Rising costs persuade large numbers of companies to exit the public markets to sidestep SEC regulation, creates two problems. First, the overall economy could suffer because corporations limit investment projects due to the higher-cost sources of capital to fund potentially new operations. Second, financially stressed companies that go dark are the very companies’ shareholders need to monitor usually and where transparency is most important. Clearly, SOX has both positive and negative effects. However, the implementation problems of the Act do not provide sufficient reason to weaken or eliminate SOX requirements or to adopt significant exemptions based on company size. 2. What advantages would China offer foreign companies to list on its exchanges? Are these advantages greater than the disadvantages? Explain. The world has seen China's enormous potential and companies do not want to miss out an opportunity for future growth. China's strong and effective state machinery has been modernized and effective tool for mobilizing resources. China is able to pour huge amounts of state money, in the development of new industries and great infrastructure. China also has 1.3 billion people, and because their state-led economic growth has superior manufacturing advantages. It
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