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      Step up and sing out for your place in the team

      New staff at the removals company Gentle Giant in Massachusetts, face an exacting test when they begin work. President and...

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      It is vital to listen to the crowd outside

      Could a tweet bring down a corporation? The question would have been incomprehensible five years ago, and seemed pretty...

    1. 19 hours ago

      Court strikes down Elliott challenge to Samsung merger

      A Seoul court has rejected an appeal from US activist fund Elliott Associates to block the merger of two Samsung group...

    2. June 29, 2015

      Lady Judge takes her governance campaign to Japan

      Having led governance efforts in the UK and the US, Lady Barbara Judge is taking her campaign to Lixil, the Japanese...

    3. June 28, 2015

      Swedish investors attack governance record of Norway’s oil fund

      Norway’s oil fund has come under attack from several of Sweden’s largest investors over concerns that the world’s biggest...

    4. June 28, 2015

      Sweden fights ‘the industry’s dirty little secret’

      Carl Rosén, chief executive of the Swedish Shareholders’ Association, has become the scourge of the country’s business elite...

    5. June 26, 2015

      Sony chief Hirai re-elected after year of challenges

      Kazuo Hirai, Sony chief executive, won a solid vote of confidence in his turnround strategy, as shareholders looked past a...

    6. June 25, 2015

      Banks become wise to the age of data

      “Perhaps, not before time, boring banking is starting to make a comeback,” observed John Kay last week in the light of big...

    7. June 24, 2015

      South Korea pension fund to vote against SK group merger

      South Korea’s National Pension Service will oppose a proposed merger between two units of SK Group on the grounds that the...

    8. June 23, 2015

      Toyota’s latest model should be copied

      Change that is gradual, cumulative and consensual is often more durable than dramatic reforms imposed from above. Such is...

    9. June 22, 2015

      Japan’s AGM season set for lively new era

      On paper at least, the season of annual meetings for companies in Japan beckons as being the liveliest in history. Plenty of...

    10. June 18, 2015

      Murdochs extend ‘poison pill’ defence at News Corp

      News Corp has approved the extension of a shareholder “poison pill” that maintains the Murdoch family’s effective control of...

    11. June 18, 2015

      Millennial v Boomer: Is it ever too early to do good?

      Brynne Herbert This week I took the Founders Pledge along with other technology company founders in the US and UK. The...

    12. June 18, 2015

      Succession must be a strategic decision

      Winston Churchill’s top leadership tip for those finding themselves in difficulty was characteristically blunt: “Keep...

    13. June 16, 2015

      Toyota wins backing for new category of stock

      Toyota has won shareholder backing for a controversial new class of stock, in a vote that casts doubt on whether investor...

    14. June 16, 2015

      G4S perceived as having worst performing board in UK

      G4S — the UK outsourcing and security group involved in scandals over Olympic Games staffing and offender tagging — has the...

    15. June 11, 2015

      Contentious Samsung deal takes twist with share sale

      A battle over the succession at Samsung took a twist, when a key group business sold all its treasury stock to a friendly...

    16. June 11, 2015

      Samsung: keeping it in the families

      Some eras last longer than they should. South Korea’s period of rule by corporate dynasty, characterised by intra-group...

    17. June 11, 2015

      Should hierarchy cede to holacracy?

      When governance goes wrong — at Fifa, or at Thomas Cook, or at BP, or at too many banks to mention — it is always worth...

    18. June 9, 2015

      Standard Life criticises WPP over ‘Sorrell-centricity’

      One of WPP’s top shareholders has criticised the advertising group’s “lack of transparency” over how it intends to replace...

    19. June 9, 2015

      Hewlett-Packard agrees $100m deal to settle Autonomy lawsuit

      Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay $100m to some of its shareholders to settle claims it misled them over the disastrous...

    20. June 9, 2015

      Schindler accuses Hyundai Elevator of cutting value by $1bn

      Schindler Elevator has accused Hyundai Elevator of destroying $1bn of corporate value over four years, in the latest...

    21. June 9, 2015

      Elliott heightens efforts to thwart Samsung merger

      US activist hedge fund Elliott Associates has asked a South Korean court to block a merger between two major Samsung...

    22. June 7, 2015

      FRC signals tougher guidelines on succession planning

      What would happen to a company if the chief executive fell under a bus, crashed a motorbike or suffered a sudden fatal...

    23. June 7, 2015

      Activist animals sought for today’s governance jungle

      Are institutional investors really up to the job of holding management to account and promoting good corporate performance?...

    24. June 4, 2015

      Chaebol issues lurk at heart of Elliott’s criticism of Samsung

      Samsung’s succession process has come under attack from US hedge fund Elliott Associates, which is trying to block a deal...

    25. June 3, 2015

      The riff: Bruno Lafont’s early bonus

      There are many examples of bosses who get paid extra just for doing their job. But the recent rash of “golden parachutes” —...

    26. June 3, 2015

      CMI reveals a third of failing UK managers still receive bonus

      Nearly a third of UK managers who were ranked as underperforming last year were given a bonus anyway, according to data from...

    27. June 2, 2015

      UK regulator warns insurers over infrastructure asset risks

      Infrastructure assets, which have surged in popularity as investors search for yield when interest rates are at historic...

    28. June 2, 2015

      Export worries knock 10% off Hyundai Motor’s shares

      Hyundai Motor shares sank 10 per cent as a weakening yen and the carmaker’s heavy reliance on saloons weighed on global...

    29. June 1, 2015

      Self-delusion will sink Sepp Blatter just as it sank Dick Fuld

      I blame Sebastian Junger. The success of The Perfect Storm, the journalist’s 1997 book about a doomed fishing boat gave...

    30. May 31, 2015

      Dimon has a point about proxy advisers

      One of the lessons of the financial crisis is that investors should beware of subcontracting key financial decisions to...

    31. May 31, 2015

      To be more human is a corporate goal that does not compute

      Three years ago, my younger son received a serious medical diagnosis and we were plunged into the tar pits of American...

    32. May 31, 2015

      ‘Executive pay has become totally dysfunctional’

      The ability of the UK’s fund industry to tackle rising boardroom salaries and complicated pay structures has been called...

    33. May 29, 2015

      Football in crisis: Fifa – a tarnished brand

      It is 9pm on a balmy Thursday night in Zurich and several of the most important men in world football are relaxing on the...

    34. May 28, 2015

      For and not-for profit face similar tasks

      Private sector companies succeed when they give us what we want, at the right price. Not-for-profit organisations, charities...

    35. May 27, 2015

      Dimon hits out at ‘lazy’ shareholders

      Jamie Dimon has hit out at “lazy” shareholders who followed proxy advisory services’ guidance to vote against his pay...

    36. May 27, 2015

      Fifa feels the long arm of American justice

      Fifa has long operated with a sense of impunity, airily dismissing the persistent allegations of bribes and kickbacks that...

    37. May 21, 2015

      Big lenders and insurers’ boards to answer for risk-taking

      More responsibility has been heaped on boards of the biggest lenders and insurers in the UK after the Bank of England said...

    38. May 20, 2015

      Light falls on culture of impunity and immunity

      A harsh light has been cast once more on the culture at the heart of global banks and their vast trading operations....

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