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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. July 12, 2015

      MSCI: board term limits are misguided

      A push by corporate governance experts to limit the length of time directors can sit on company boards could be...

    26. July 9, 2015

      WPP without Sir Martin Sorrell is not yet on the cards

      Who will replace Sir Martin Sorrell at WPP? It is a question that has quietly haunted the world’s largest marketing...

    27. July 8, 2015

      Big choices for Barclays as Jenkins goes

      The time for remorse and apology is over, Bob Diamond, Barclays chief executive at the time, famously told a...

    28. July 2, 2015

      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...

    29. July 1, 2015

      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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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....

    38. 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...

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