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  1. July 17, 2014

    Barrick Gold: by committee

    Must a company with a market capitalisation of $20bn have a chief executive? Gold miner Barrick Gold does not think so. On...

  2. July 16, 2014

    Barrick Gold ditches chief executive role

    Barrick Gold is removing the post of chief executive in the first big shake-up at the world’s largest gold miner by volume...

  1. April 24, 2014

    Peter Munk to leave Barrick Gold having seen its highs and lows

    Peter Munk started Barrick Gold with $40m of his own money in 1982, knowing not much about mining. Now 86, and after more...

  2. December 6, 2013

    John Thornton: Mining latecomer lands dream role in Barrick Gold

    John Thornton is a latecomer to mining, but Peter Munk’s chosen heir at the top of Barrick Gold has shown one thing miners...

  3. December 4, 2013

    Thornton to take helm at Barrick Gold as Munk steps down

    John Thornton is to take over the leadership of Barrick Gold and has signalled a desire to seek Chinese backing to expand...

  4. November 7, 2013

    John Thornton’s path from Goldman Sachs to gold mining

    John Thornton’s $12m welcome package to invest in Barrick Gold shares last year was excoriated by some investors but...

  5. October 31, 2013

    Barrick Gold moves to pay down $2.6bn debt through share placement

    Barrick Gold has launched plans to raise nearly $3bn through a placing of shares to help pay down debt after announcing...

  6. October 29, 2013

    China announces economic policy meeting

    China’s ruling Communist party has set a date for a policy meeting that reformists hope could yield new moves to liberalise...

  7. April 26, 2013

    Week in review, April 27

    A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Peter...

  8. April 24, 2013

    Barrick Gold rebuked over co-chairman’s bonus

    More than 85 per cent of shareholders at Barrick Gold’s annual meeting voted against the $11.9m signing-on bonus to recruit...

  9. September 5, 2012

    Uribe and Chao set for News Corp board

    News Corp has nominated Álvaro Uribe, the former president of Colombia, and Elaine Chao, George W. Bush’s labour secretary,...

  10. July 12, 2011

    Pressure on News Corp for board reform

    News Corp’s corporate governance has long been seen as a pact between unthreatening directors and compliant shareholders,...

  11. April 15, 2011

    Investors back HSBC pay reform

    HSBC’s biggest investors have come out in strong support of its proposals to shake up the way it pays its top bankers. The...

  12. April 9, 2011

    The squid and the whale

    Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive of Goldman Sachs, appears last year before a Senate hearing Money and Power: How Goldman...

  13. March 22, 2011

    HSBC proposes pay shake-up

    HSBC is sounding out its shareholders on a proposed shake-up of its executive pay plans, which could see its top bankers...

  14. January 15, 2011

    Flint’s ni hao

    A big week for Doug Flint as he made his debut in China as HSBC chairman, meeting various officials in order to build some...

  15. November 24, 2010

    Chairmen selection moves to the fore

    A string of messy succession battles and the impact of the financial crisis have forced companies to raise their game when...

  16. MBA blog

    October 25, 2010

    The benefits of business school advisory boards

    This week heralded the arrival of Tsinghua School of Economics and Management’s incredibly heavyweight advisory board....

  17. September 27, 2010

    HSBC to provide few fireworks at Shanghai

    The board of HSBC is still flying to Shanghai for its long-planned gathering on Wednesday. The chairman and finance director...

  18. FT Alphaville

    September 27, 2010

    HSBC’s Thornton set to quit

    John Thornton, the HSBC non-executive director who was passed over when the bank selected its new chairman last week, has...

  19. September 26, 2010

    HSBC’s Thornton poised to quit

    John Thornton, the HSBC non-executive director who was overlooked when the bank selected its new chairman last week, is set...

  20. September 24, 2010

    HSBC puts ‘safe pair of hands’ at top

    Given the hostile reaction that greeted the appointment of Bob Diamond as Barclays’ chief executive just a few weeks ago,...

  21. September 23, 2010

    Changes at HSBC likely to prove disruptive

    Long-term duty: Michael Geoghegan has spent 37 years at the bank Stephen Green must be mortified. His decision to leave his...

  22. September 23, 2010

    Geoghegan set to quit HSBC by year-end

    Michael Geoghegan is to step down as chief executive of HSBC at the end of the year, according to two people close to the...

  23. FT Alphaville

    September 23, 2010

    HSBC eyes Flint as compromise chair

    HSBC finance director Douglas Flint could end up replacing Stephen Green as chairman, reports the FT, citing people close to...

  24. September 22, 2010

    Flint emerges as HSBC compromise

    HSBC finance director Douglas Flint is shaping up as the likely candidate to replace Stephen Green as chairman, according to...

  25. September 21, 2010

    HSBC chief Geoghegan threatens to resign

    Michael Geoghegan, chief executive of HSBC, has threatened to resign from his job if he is not elevated to the chairman’s...

  26. September 21, 2010

    Bumpy going for HSBC’s succession quest

    With Lloyds’’ bolt-out-of-the-blue announcement on Monday that Eric Daniels would leave within a year as chief executive,...

  27. FT Alphaville

    September 13, 2010

    Former HSBC chief Whitson joins row

    The former chief executive of HSBC has accused the bank of “gambling with the group’s future” by looking externally for a...

  28. September 8, 2010

    Banks to mobiles

    As well as being a candidate to succeed Stephen Green as HSBC chairman, former Goldman Sachs banker John Thornton’s name has...

  29. September 8, 2010

    Bank’s boardroom sherpa

    Sir Simon Robertson, HSBC senior director After a relaxing summer break in the Alps, HSBC’s senior director Sir Simon...

  30. September 7, 2010

    HSBC steps up move to find new chairman

    Pastures new: Stephen Green is to step down as chairman of HSBC and move to the role of trade minister in the Con-Lib...

  31. September 7, 2010

    Green swaps board power for political clout

    Stephen Green, HSBC chairman, is set to become one of the most influential ministers in government, after succumbing to...

  32. July 16, 2010

    John Mack joins China's CIC as advisor

    China Investment Corp, the country’s main sovereign wealth fund, has appointed John Mack, chairman and former chief...

  33. June 16, 2010

    Blue sky banking

    Missing from the roll-call of bankers on the News Corp move on BSkyB is the US bank that helped float Sky: Goldman...

  34. May 29, 2010

    HSBC to seek shareholders' views in top pay review

    HSBC is to launch a formal review of its executive pay policies following increasing shareholder agitation over the awards...

  35. May 28, 2010

    HSBC to seek investors’ views in pay review

    HSBC is to launch a formal review of its executive pay policies, following increasing shareholder agitation over the awards...

  36. May 26, 2010

    Green to remain chairman of HSBC for at least another year

    Stephen Green, executive chairman of HSBC, will tell shareholders this week that there is no timetable for his departure...

  37. May 26, 2010

    HSBC succession puts corporate governance back under spotlight

    Six months ago HSBC shifted its centre of gravity to Hong Kong and Stephen Green, executive chairman, handed over strategic...

  38. May 26, 2010

    Pay concerns

    Speculation over Stephen Green's position as chairman of HSBC is unlikely to have diverted shareholders' attention away from...

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