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    1. August 31, 2015

      Toshiba delays release of earnings report for second time

      Toshiba has delayed the release of its annual earnings for a second time after finding new accounting issues, as the...

    2. August 30, 2015

      Spain’s El Corte Inglés ousts rebel shareholder from board

      El Corte Inglés on Sunday ousted a rebel shareholder from its board of directors, in an attempt to quell internal...

    1. August 30, 2015

      BofA investors to vote on Moynihan roles

      A rebellion is brewing among shareholders in Bank of America, who are upset about the bank’s move last year to award...

    2. August 28, 2015

      Princely sums: pay can sometimes seem to reward failure

      Nice work if you can get it. So thought this columnist, 20 years ago, on being paid £45 by a broadcaster to monitor...

    3. August 27, 2015

      Professional services: Accounting for change

      For the past seven years, Greece has been in the grip of one of the most brutal recessions in history. But for...

    4. August 25, 2015

      China: How to do business without western rules

      What do you do when your board fires your company’s chief executive, only to find he or she will not give up the helm?...

    5. August 24, 2015

      Unfinished business in Japan — a view from the board

      Japan is a place where change takes time. When work first took me there in the 1980s, I came across the suggestion that...

    6. August 14, 2015

      Scandinavian companies claim the moral high ground

      Which is worse? Sending a private jet to pick up your wallet or rigging a global interest rate governing £450tn of...

    7. August 12, 2015

      Redefining EM: governance regimes are the key distinction

      Most attempts to define emerging markets start from a macroeconomic perspective, but the results often bear little...

    8. August 12, 2015

      Noble shares sink after new Iceberg blow

      Shares in Noble Group fell more than 11 per cent on Wednesday as the Asian commodity trader’s efforts to reassure...

    9. August 11, 2015

      Buyer remorse explains Google’s restructuring

      When Google listed its shares on the stock market more than a decade ago, Larry Page and Sergey Brin wrote to investors...

    10. August 10, 2015

      Sandvik fires chief executive

      The sweeping clear-out of Swedish boardrooms following a business jet scandal claimed another victim as mining...

    11. August 10, 2015

      Norway’s active attitude to corporate governance

      Norway’s oil fund can certainly dazzle with its size. The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund (SWF), its $880bn of...

    12. August 9, 2015

      Corporate long-termism is no panacea — but it is a start

      There are not many wholly new areas to open up in economic policy. But in recent months there has been a wave of...

    13. August 4, 2015

      Membership ranks of JPX-Nikkei 400 index set to include Tepco

      Steelmakers, payday loan providers, golf course operators and McDonald’s Japan are set to be flushed out of the...

    14. August 3, 2015

      Noble brings forward results to address criticism of accounting

      Noble Group is bringing forward its second-quarter results as Asia’s largest commodity trading house seeks to address...

    15. August 2, 2015

      The upside of tick-box corporate governance

      Last week, the Bank of England’s chief economist suggested the very concept of the public limited liability company...

    16. July 30, 2015

      Link pay to standards, says bankers’ group

      An influential advisory group has lambasted standards of conduct across the banking industry, calling for boards to...

    17. July 30, 2015

      Is corporate culture holding you back?

      Culture eats strategy for breakfast, or so it is said. If this has become a cliché, that is because it is so often...

    18. July 29, 2015

      Shareholder value is a cover for over-mighty chief executives

      The main problem with companies is that they put shareholders first and ignore staff and customers’ interests, Andy...

    19. July 29, 2015

      Toshiba accounting scandal claims ninth executive

      The $1.2bn accounting scandal at Toshiba claimed the job of a ninth executive and the Japanese company’s interim chief...

    20. July 28, 2015

      Fresh hurdle for Samsung group merger

      The controversial merger of Samsung C&T with Cheil Industries faces a new potential obstacle, with a plunge in their...

    21. July 27, 2015

      FT and Nikkei differences need not cause a clash

      Old Tokyo correspondents such as myself think of Japan as the country that abolished news, as a place of processes and...

    22. July 27, 2015

      The universal dangers shown by Toshiba’s failings

      The causes and consequences of the long-running inflation of profits by Toshiba reflect some uniquely Japanese cultural...

    23. July 25, 2015

      BoE’s Haldane says corporations putting shareholders before economy

      The Bank of England’s chief economist has taken a swipe at the way corporations are run, accusing business leaders of...

    24. July 23, 2015

      Samsung reveals limits to activist powers

      The founders of Elliott Management Corporation hate to lose. In South Korea, however, they have met their match — for...

    25. July 22, 2015

      Japan will gain from Toshiba’s humiliation

      Hisao Tanaka, Toshiba’s chief executive, gave a 15-second bow on Tuesday as he resigned over a $1.2bn accounting...

    26. July 22, 2015

      Attacks on Noble Group’s accounting take their toll

      As the US shale boom went into overdrive, Asia’s biggest commodity trader was keen to trumpet its involvement. In its...

    27. July 21, 2015

      Toshiba’s once lauded culture became the cause of its problems

      For years, Toshiba, one of Japan’s best known consumer electronics brands, had been a poster child of the country’s...

    28. July 21, 2015

      Toshiba chief Hisao Tanaka resigns over $1.2bn accounting scandal

      Hisao Tanaka, chief executive of Toshiba, stepped down on Tuesday after an independent investigation found the company...

    29. July 19, 2015

      Chaebol model at risk after Samsung’s narrow defeat of Elliott

      Even as Samsung’s founding family savours victory over US activist fund Elliott Associates, it is digesting new...

    30. July 17, 2015

      Indefensible secrets on women’s pay

      Owing to their limited training and experience,” the British Employers’ Confederation told the Royal Commission on...

    31. July 17, 2015

      Samsung’s founding family strengthens grip on group

      Samsung’s founding family strengthened its grip on the conglomerate on Friday when shareholders in a key business...

    32. July 16, 2015

      Accounting scandal set to shake up Toshiba

      Anonymous tips about Toshiba’s accounting to Japanese securities watchdogs have ignited a scandal that stretches back...

    33. July 16, 2015

      Sir Mike Rake to stay on Barclays board until new chief is hired

      The UK financial regulator has intervened to persuade Sir Mike Rake to stay longer than expected as Barclays deputy...

    34. July 16, 2015

      Samsung mobilises 5,000 staff ahead of merger vote

      Samsung C&T has taken the unusual step of allowing its 5,000 domestic employees to view the names and addresses of...

    35. July 15, 2015

      Samsung: The activist v the ‘owners’

      Two decades before the heart attack that ended his career, Samsung patriarch Lee Kun-hee set in motion the process that...

    36. July 14, 2015

      Eletrobrás ruling exposes impact of Brazil’s heavy hand

      When the Brazilian government was accused last year of violating minority shareholder rights at Eletrobrás, the listed...

    37. July 13, 2015

      Tiny signs of a coming scandal — and how to spot them

      Habitual lateness, mild abuse of the corporate credit card, a little grousing by outgoing employees about low pay or...

    38. July 13, 2015

      S Korea pension fund in spotlight ahead of Samsung vote

      South Korea’s $422bn National Pension Service is poised to make one of the most high-pressure interventions in its...

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