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    1. Fortune 500 companies increased gender diversity in 2018

      Fortune 500 companies increased gender diversity in 2018

      There's a record number of women on the boards of Fortune 500 companies. Racial and ethnic minorities, not so much. Allana Akhtar twitter Women filled 183 of the 462 open board room positions at Fortune 500 companies , according to a new report. Racially diverse candidates did not see the same gains, though. African-American candidates filled just 11% of new board seats. Greater diversity in leadership leads to fewer errors and greater innovation, according to research.

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    2. Renault may block Nissan reform over boardroom dispute: source

      Renault may block Nissan reform over boardroom dispute: source

      Reuters On Jun 10, 2019 PARIS: Renault has signaled it will block reforms launched by alliance partner Nissan in the wake of the Carlos Ghosn scandal unless it is granted representation on new board committees, a source close to the French carmaker said. Renault, which owns 43.4% of Nissan, informed its Japanese affiliate in a letter signed by Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard that it planned to abstain in a shareholder vote on the plans, the Financial Times reported earlier on Sunday.

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      Mentions: Merger Japan Nissan
    3. Facebook must do some 'deep soul searching' about Mark Zuckerberg's power after a huge shareholder revolt

      Facebook must do some 'deep soul searching' about Mark Zuckerberg's power after a huge shareholder revolt

      Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Some 68% of independent Facebook investors voted to oust Mark Zuckerberg last month, cementing a vocal campaign for the firm to appoint an independent chairman. The tiny activist investor behind the vote, Jonas Kron, said it should be the catalyst for a period of "deep soul searching for the Facebook board."

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    4. Tesco under fire over chief Dave Lewis’s ‘excessive’ £4.6m pay packet

      Tesco under fire over chief Dave Lewis’s ‘excessive’ £4.6m pay packet

      Tesco has come under fire for handing “excessive” pay to top boss Dave Lewis ahead of its annual meeting by an influential shareholder lobby group. Last month it was announced that Dave Lewis picked up a £4.6 million pay packet, months after 9,000 jobs were put at risk at the retail giant. Mr Lewis earned a £1.6 million bonus, on top of his £1.25 million base salary and £1.3 million through the company’s long-term share plans, Tesco’s annual report revealed.

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    5. Caesars: Eldorado Offer Nixed, Icahn's Exit Number May Be A Bridge Too Far At This Stage - Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR)

      Caesars: Eldorado Offer Nixed, Icahn's Exit Number May Be A Bridge Too Far At This Stage - Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR)

      Back in January, Carl Icahn began building his stake in Caesars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR ) having decided, and we think correctly so, that the company was ripe for sale. Since then, he has slowly increased his stake to 28.5% (including swaps), placed four of his directors on the board, and arranged the appointment of a new CEO, Anthony Rodio, last month.

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    6. Under tariff threat, Mexico less attractive to companies avoiding China trade war

      Under tariff threat, Mexico less attractive to companies avoiding China trade war

      Trucks are seen on a bridge intersection near the World Trade Bridge border, in Laredo, More By Anthony Esposito MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A flood of companies eyeing Mexico as a safe haven from the U.S. trade war with China risks evaporating after President Donald Trump last week threatened to unleash tariffs on Mexico too.

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      Mentions: Management CFO UBS
    7. Do Institutions Own Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd (TSE:TVE) Shares?

      Do Institutions Own Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd (TSE:TVE) Shares?

      Do Institutions Own Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd (TSE:TVE) Shares? Simply Wall St Reblog Want to participate in a short research study ? Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! Every investor in Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd ( TSE:TVE ) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time.

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    8. Spirit’s Former CEO Dishes on Why Wow Air Failed

      Spirit’s Former CEO Dishes on Why Wow Air Failed

      In 2002 Ben Baldanza was a Vice President at US Airways when the airline declared that only full fare tickets would earn elite qualifying miles. Baldanza explained that the people who bought discount tickets weren’t offering the kind of loyalty that the airline was looking for. The decision was quickly reversed, and the airline itself soon in bankruptcy. Baldanza later became head of Spirit Airlines, and brought Barry Biffle from US Airways along with him.

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    9. Capital Market Operators Seek Govt's Intervention in SEC, Oando Dispute

      Capital market operators have called for the urgent intervention of the federal government in the conflict between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Oando Plc . The operators reacted to the outcome of a forensic audit on Oando , which was released by SEC on May 31 , as well as a court injunction restraining SEC from sacking Oando's Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), Mr. Adewale Tinubu , and his deputy.

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      Mentions: SEC crisis risk
    10. ‘Responsible’ Proxy Voting Is Going Mainstream

      ‘Responsible’ Proxy Voting Is Going Mainstream

      New voting rules from a popular investment adviser mean that some well-known asset managers—including Pimco—are opposing company management at annual shareholder meetings. Typically, proxy season is a springtime ritual during which dissident shareholders voice their frustrations with corporate management, institutional investors side with the CEO, and little is accomplished.

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    11. Wells Fargo Names COO For Corporate Risk

      Wells Fargo Names COO For Corporate Risk

      Wells Fargo & Company announced that it has named Kate Clifford-Toomey as chief operating officer for Corporate Risk. Clifford-Toomey will start on September 3, reporting to Chief Risk Officer Mandy Norton. As COO, Clifford-Toomey will be responsible for coordinating risk operations, business architecture and strategy-related efforts across Corporate Risk functions, as well as managing the Risk Framework Office and Corporate Policy Office and working with the Board of Directors on governance requirements and expectations. “Kate brings strong risk management experience and expertise that will be beneficial as we continue to strengthen our risk management capabilities and rebuild trust with our stakeholders ...

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    12. GE lost billions by 'misjudging' renewables: Report

      GE lost billions by 'misjudging' renewables: Report

      energy transition GE lost billions by 'misjudging' renewables: Report The company also failed to account for increasing energy efficiency, driven largely by renewables, which decoupled energy demand from global economic activity, according to the report PTI | June 07, 2019, 07:50 IST Newsletter A A Investors in General Electric , once one of the world's most valuable companies, lost tens of billions of dollars after the Paris climate deal as it failed to adapt to the pace of the green energy transition , new analysis showed Thursday. A report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said GE ...

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    13. AIG to Reach out to Shareholders Over Executive Pay: CEO

      AIG to Reach out to Shareholders Over Executive Pay: CEO

      NEW YORK (Reuters) - American International Group Inc Chief Executive Officer Brian Duperreault said on Thursday the insurer is reaching out to shareholders, per its usual custom, who last month gave his $21 million compensation only narrow approval. Asked to comment on the recent nonbinding vote by shareholders to approve his compensation package, Duperrault said, "I have to earn my living." He added, "As the performance improves, then we’ll see how the vote is next year."...

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      Mentions: AIG crisis ISS
    14. What I’ve learned being an ‘insider’ | Economy

      What I’ve learned being an ‘insider’ | Economy

      I’ve been in Australia for a little while now as part of my many professional responsibilities. In addition to running Sovereign Man and several other businesses, I am also the Chairman of the Board of Directors a company that’s listed on the stock exchange here in Australia. I’ve been on the Board for almost two years, and I’ll admit it’s been one hell of an experience. I say this because most of us don’t realize how much financial markets are stacked against the little guy.

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    15. Cloudera plummets 40% after CEO abruptly departs and company cuts forecast

      Cloudera plummets 40% after CEO abruptly departs and company cuts forecast

      Tom Reilly, chief executive officer of Cloudera Inc., stands during the company's initial public offering (IPO) on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. More Cloudera shares plunged more than 40% on Thursday after the company announcement that CEO Tom Reilly is leaving and lowered its 2020 revenue forecast.

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    16. Fiat Chrysler withdraws proposed merger with Renault

      Fiat Chrysler withdraws proposed merger with Renault

      Email Fiat Chrysler has withdrawn its proposal to merge with French automaker Renault — a deal that would have reshaped the global auto industry and helped the carmakers compete in the race for electric and self-driving vehicles. The company said Wednesday that it “has become clear that the political conditions in France do not currently exist for such a combination to proceed successfully.” Earlier in the day, Renault said that the French government had requested its board of directors postpone the vote on the merger. France, which owns 15% of Renault and is the company’s largest shareholder, previously indicated that ...

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    17. ISS Recommends Shareholders Vote for All Three HomeStreet Nominees

      ISS Recommends Shareholders Vote for All Three HomeStreet Nominees

      HomeStreet, Inc. (HMST) (the “Company” or “HomeStreet”), the parent company of HomeStreet Bank, today announced that leading proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”), has recommended that shareholders vote on the WHITE proxy card FOR all three of the Company’s highly-qualified director nominees: Sandra A. Cavanaugh, Mark K. Mason and Donald R. Voss, to the Board of Directors (the “Board”) at the upcoming 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “2019 Annual Meeting”) scheduled for June 20, 2019...

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    18. Oxy, Anadarko $38B Merger Clears Antitrust Hurdle

      Oxy, Anadarko $38B Merger Clears Antitrust Hurdle

      Occidental Petroleum’s $38 billion acquisition of rival Anadarko has moved closer to completion it has the U.S. antitrust regulators have given it an approval. A Gulf of Mexico platform / Image source: Anadarko Occidental informed on Tuesday the U.S. Federal Trade Commission had granted early termination of the waiting period under the HSR Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, thus concluding the antitrust review of the proposed transaction in the U.S. “The termination of the waiting period under the HSR Act satisfies one of the conditions to the closing of the ...

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    19. Renault Shares are Tanking After Fiat Chrysler Scrapped their Mega-Merger

      Renault Shares are Tanking After Fiat Chrysler Scrapped their Mega-Merger
      • Renault shares plunged 8% on Thursday morning after Fiat Chrysler pulled its offer for the French carmaker.
      • French government officials on Renault's board postponed making a decision on Wednesday.
      • Renault wanted more time to secure the support of long-time rival Nissan.
      • "It has become clear that the political conditions in France do not currently exist for such a combination to proceed successfully," Fiat Chrysler said...
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    20. Bernie Sanders Urges Walmart Board to Pay Workers More

      Bernie Sanders Urges Walmart Board to Pay Workers More

      NEW YORK (AP) - Bernie Sanders took his latest fight against corporate America to Walmart's home turf. The Vermont senator and 2020 Democratic presidential contender lambasted Walmart leaders on Wednesday for paying workers what he believes are "starvation wages" and introduced a shareholder proposal that calls for hourly associates to have a seat on the company's board...

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