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    1. Industry experts welcome Government reforms to directors ...

      Industry experts welcome Government reforms to directors ...

      The business secretary, Vince Cable has unveiled what he says is the “ comprehensive reforms of the framework for directors’ remuneration in a decade.” The package of measures will address failures in corporate governance by empowering shareholders to engage effectively with companies on pay. It will give shareholders binding votes on pay policy and exit payments, so they can hold companies to account and prevent rewards for failure; boost transparency so that what people are paid is easily unde

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    2. Corporate Governance: What really matters

      Corporate Governance: What really matters

      Recently a proxy advisory firm exposed how the independent directors of Escorts and institutional investors have allowed the Escorts management to push through a proposal that would increase the management’s stake. The move is against the interest of minority shareholders and the independent directors and institutional shareholders should have protested, says the advisory firm. Among the independent directors are some of India’s finest names: Dr MGK Menon, Dr SA Dave and SC Bhargava. Among the i

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    3. Kuwait bank corporate governance directives to be revised

      Kuwait bank corporate governance directives to be revised

      The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Board agreed in its meeting 19 June 2012, to issue new directives regarding governance rules and regulations at Kuwaiti banks. CBK Governor Dr.Mohammad  Al-Hashel said the new guidelines will be effective as of 1 July 2013. In the interim, Kuwait’s banks are being required to present quarterly reports on policies, measures, and adjustments introduced as of September 2012 leading to the "timely and full implementation" of the new criteria. Al-Hashel said the new d

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    4. 4 Rules of Dividend Investing - Investment Ideas

      You've probably heard the story of how Warren Buffett picked up shares of Coca Cola ( KO ) in the late 1980s through Berkshire Hathaway at a split-adjusted price of just $5.48 per share. While the stock has soared since then, what often gets overlooked is that Coke has increased its dividend every year since then at a compound annual rate of 11%. This means that Berkshire now collects an annual dividend of $2.04 per share for a remarkable 37% yield on cost! Dividend stocks can be an excellent wa

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    5. Questions Every Board Director Needs to Ask about Technology

      Questions Every Board Director Needs to Ask about Technology

      NEW YORK, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Big data, cyber security, gaming apps, Twitter - these and other technology developments are no longer just the province of IT departments and twenty-something employees. Companies are coming to realize that new tech issues must be brought onto the boardroom agenda and into governance at the highest levels. WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) recently featured emerging technologies as a key theme at its second annual Global Institute in New York, draw

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    6. Executive pay is a matter for businesses, not politicians, says BCC

      Commenting on Business Secretary Vince Cable's announcement today regarding binding shareholder votes on executive pay, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said: "Businesses must have the power to reward good performance, under the governance of non-executive directors and remuneration committees. But poor performance should not be rewarded, and shareholders have a role to play in holding their boards to account. "Over the years, corporate governance in thi

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    7. Fortune 500 Directors Emphasize Digital Communication Strategies ...

      Fortune 500 Directors Emphasize Digital Communication Strategies at the NACD Spring Forum Strategic Implications of Rapidly Changing Technological Environment Represent Unique Value WASHINGTON, Jun 19, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) convened nearly 250 leading public company directors and corporate governance experts from around the world in New York City on June 11-12 to explore how new technologies and social media communications a

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    8. Corporate governance experts question Nalcor board picks

      Corporate governance experts question Nalcor board picks

      Corporate governance experts are criticizing four new appointments to the boards of Nalcor Energy and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. The new chairman of the boards is Terry Styles, a Stephenville businessman who runs a beer distribution company with 10 employees. Grand Falls-Windsor Mayor Al Hawkins and Happy Valley-Goose Bay Mayor Leo Abbass were also appointed to the boards, as was Erin Breen, a St. John’s lawyer with less than 10 years experience. Richard Powers heads the governance program

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    9. Should corporate governance be applicable to private companies?

      Investors opt for a private company structure as it has minimal compliances and disclosures Kumkum Sen / Jun 18, 2012, 00:19 IST The Adidas Group’s global acquisition of Reebok, which entailed the integration of Reebok’s Indian operations, was achieved in 2011. Reebok has been operating in India since 1991. With over 900 retail outlets in India, Reebok has operated exclusively on franchise models. It is assumed that one of the syner

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