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    1. February 10, 2016

      Sharp’s rescue sets a test for Japanese openness

      Japan has been moving slowly to introduce a more explicitly western style of corporate governance. Old habits, however,...

    2. February 8, 2016

      Sir Philip should beef up governance code to get women into top jobs

      “She is one of those managing females,” the head of a small company said recently and dismissively. Thankfully, he is...

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    1. Architects of Meritocracy

      Meritocracy in the workplace — the idea that employees’ progress and rewards should be...
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    1. February 8, 2016

      Global funds retreat from South Korean shares

      North Korea’s missile launch, not long after its first hydrogen bomb test, may be the focus of attention on the Korean...

    2. February 7, 2016

      Norway’s oil fund urges US banks to split CEO-chairman role

      The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund has warned the biggest US banks that time is running out for them to end the...

    3. February 7, 2016

      Dimon and Buffett: the odd couple of corporate governance

      It is one of the oldest battle lines in corporate governance: managerial autonomy versus shareholder rights. The battle...

    4. February 5, 2016

      Nagging doubts about Jamie Dimon’s gift horse

      Beware Greeks bearing gifts. That lesson from the Trojan war sprang to mind last week when the Financial Times revealed...

    5. February 5, 2016

      Fink backs new breed of shareholder activism

      Larry Fink struck a blow this week for responsible shareholder activism. In a letter to hundreds of chief executives at...

    6. February 4, 2016

      Trust more people to tell you the truth

      January saw the publication of this year’s Edelman Trust Barometer, a fascinating insight into attitudes towards...

    7. February 4, 2016

      The rise of the humble chief risk officer

      You do not own your reputation. It is shaped and decided by others. You may think you are running an outstanding...

    8. February 3, 2016

      Dimon-led governance project a tough sell

      US campaigners for improved shareholder rights may well be sceptical of a new set of corporate governance principles...

    9. February 1, 2016

      Top US financial groups hold secret summits on long-termism

      The world’s largest asset managers have held secret summit meetings to hammer out proposals for improving public...

    10. February 1, 2016

      Lasting lessons for smug CEOs and somnolent shareholders

      “I will support you when I believe you are right . . . I will tell you candidly when I think you are wrong . . . If you...

    11. January 26, 2016

      Japan needs to make new governance rules work

      Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, has put corporate governance at the centre of his drive to reform the economy,...

    12. January 24, 2016

      Banks must stop gaming the courts and pay for justice

      The world agrees that banking has a culture problem but no one knows what to do about it. The Financial Conduct...

    13. January 20, 2016

      Boeing and the decline of the US middle class

      “This is no longer your father’s company,” proclaimed a senior executive at Boeing in 1998, sending a chill through the...

    14. January 20, 2016

      Cato Syversen, chief executive, Creditsafe

      Tattoos, holidays and talent competitions. Some of the workplace cultural practices at Creditsafe sound almost cultish....

    15. January 20, 2016

      Davos must reform its troublemakers

      Ordinarily the beautiful alpine scenery of Switzerland might be expected to calm the worried executive’s mind. But...

    16. January 19, 2016

      Passive investors are good corporate stewards

      The rise of passive managers continues unabated. The latest numbers show that 2015 was an even better year for them in...

    17. January 17, 2016

      Proxy access is no cure for US governance

      A quiet revolution is under way at the top of America’s biggest listed companies. Businesses whose executives have long...

    18. January 14, 2016

      Millennial v Boomer: Cash and equity are perks that work

      More than half of the workforce is made up of millennials and they are the least loyal employees a company can hire....

    19. January 14, 2016

      The old guard is in danger of burnout

      Business leaders are starting the year faced with a cacophony of challenges. Economic uncertainty and geopolitical...

    20. January 12, 2016

      It often takes a short-seller to catch a financial thief

      The particular skill of Gotham City Research, an investment fund cum research group, is finding shares that are about...

    21. January 12, 2016

      The riff: Rupert Murdoch, Jerry Hall and the pangs of love

      Congratulations to Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall on their engagement and on the conventional path of their courtship: a...

    22. January 6, 2016

      Bankers still need a ‘bashing’ — as do the rest of us

      New year is a good time to think about whether your critics are right about you and whether you should change your...

    23. January 5, 2016

      GM has taken wrong turn in promoting Barra to dual positions

      It is no disrespect to Mary Barra, still one of a minority of women in charge of any US company, let alone an...

    24. January 4, 2016

      Sports Direct discloses reward for contractor with family links

      Sports Direct has disclosed that the boyfriend of founder Mike Ashley’s daughter could receive millions of pounds for...

    25. December 30, 2015

      South Korea takes aim at Hyundai cross-shareholdings

      South Korea’s antitrust watchdog has ordered Hyundai Motor and sister company Kia Motors to sell part of their stakes...

    26. December 28, 2015

      Samsung group affiliates ordered to trim cross-holdings

      Shares in Samsung group companies fell on Monday after South Korean antitrust regulators told the country’s biggest...

    27. December 23, 2015

      Campaigners hail Apple shareholder move

      Apple’s decision to give long-term shareholders a greater say in boardroom appointments is the most significant victory...

    28. December 22, 2015

      Absurd roots of modern regulatory practice

      In 1908 the Cambridge classical scholar, FM Cornford, published Microcosmographia Academica, a satirical guide to...

    29. December 22, 2015

      EY’s Japanese unit reprimanded by regulator over Toshiba audits

      The head of EY’s Japanese arm will step down next month after the firm was accused by regulators of failing to spot...

    30. December 22, 2015

      S Korea’s companies turn corner on dividends

      Investors in South Korea who have long complained about the country’s infamously low dividend yields could be forgiven...

    31. December 17, 2015

      Renault-Nissan pact in limbo amid renewed tensions

      After Nissan and its alliance partner Renault last week ended their eight-month feud with the French government through...

    32. December 14, 2015

      VW needs more therapy to change its flawed mindset

      Volkswagen’s preliminary explanation for how it ended up cheating in emissions tests reminded me of an old joke: how...

    33. December 9, 2015

      IG Metall union’s nominee signals VW’s road out of trouble

      The head of human resources at a company is not a post that normally sends investors’ pulses racing. But as in many...

    34. December 8, 2015

      Ignorance is no defence for misconduct such as PPI and Libor

      In a book written 30 years ago in the wake of the accident at Three Mile Island, the organisational sociologist Charles...

    35. December 7, 2015

      Toshiba faces fine and clampdown by Japan’s securities watchdog

      Japan’s securities watchdog is seeking its biggest-ever fine of $59.8m against Toshiba and vowed to keep the company...

    36. December 3, 2015

      Embrace your staff — personality, hobby, family et al

      When you tell people that you run a web company, they often conjure up the stereotypical Silicon Roundabout office:...

    37. November 26, 2015

      Attempted ‘elephant deal’ costs Barclays £72m

      Big game hunting is a risky business. Barclays learnt that the hard way on Thursday when its attempt to bag a so-called...

    38. November 26, 2015

      Unhealthy drugs: Pharma struggles with its reputation

      An industry dedicated to saving and extending lives might be expected to find empathy easy. Instead, some of the...

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