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    1. Adviser Backs Paulson’s Proposals in Detour Proxy Fight

      Adviser Backs Paulson’s Proposals in Detour Proxy Fight

      Proxy adviser Glass Lewis on Wednesday backed Paulson & Co.’s call to overhaul Detour Gold Corp.’s board, days after another adviser stopped short of recommending more aggressive changes demanded by the activist investor. Detour’s existing management has been resisting Paulson’s push for a board shakeup and the immediate dismissal of interim chief executive officer Michael Kenyon and chairman Alex Morrison. Paulson has about 6 per cent stake in Detour...

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    2. Japan Slides in Key Asia Corporate Governance Ranking, Ties With India

      Japan Slides in Key Asia Corporate Governance Ranking, Ties With India

      (Reuters) - Japan slid three places to seventh in a widely watched ranking of corporate governance in Asia, tying with India but languishing behind the likes of Thailand and Malaysia. The fall is part of a biennial survey by the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA) and CLSA, the Asia-focused brokerage, and comes as governance in Japan is in the spotlight following the arrest last month of Nissan...

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    3. Nissan Motor Board 'Should Have Known' About Ghosn Issues - Governance Activist

      Nissan Motor Board 'Should Have Known' About Ghosn Issues - Governance Activist

      HONG KONG (Reuters) - A leading corporate governance advocate said the board of Japanese carmaker Nissan must accept collective responsibility over alleged disclosure failings that led to the ousting of chairman Carlos Ghosn. The remarks by Jamie Allen, secretary-general of the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA), come as a biennial survey by the ACGA and CLSA, an Asia-focused brokerage, showed Japan sliding three places to seventh in a regional ranking of governance standards - the worst decline in performance of any country. “If the chairman has been shown to be fraudulently disclosing information, then it’s not just the chairman that is ...

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    4. Angry Protesters Interrupted JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon During an Investor Conference in New York for Supporting Private Prisons

      Angry Protesters Interrupted JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon During an Investor Conference in New York for Supporting Private Prisons
      • Protesters interrupted JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon's remarks at an investor conference on Tuesday.
      • Their demands centered on the bank's financing of the operators of private prisons, which are holding immigrant children detained at the US border.

      Protesters interrupted JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon's presentation at an investor conference Tuesday not once. But twice...

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    5. Facebook's Board Needs to Get a Spine and Fire Mark Zuckerberg, Marketing Guru Scott Galloway Said

      Facebook's Board Needs to Get a Spine and Fire Mark Zuckerberg, Marketing Guru Scott Galloway Said
      • Facebook ought to fire both CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg for the string of failures on their watch, marketing professor Scott Galloway said at Business Insider's IGNITION conference Monday.
      • Zuckerberg holds majority control over Facebook, but the board ought to get the nerve up to fire him anyway, Galloway said.
      • Sandberg may be a feminist icon, but she still ought to be held accountable for Facebook's scandals and fiascos, he said...
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    6. Apollo Global Emerges as Leading Bidder for Arconic

      Apollo Global Emerges as Leading Bidder for Arconic

      (Bloomberg) -- Apollo Global Management LLC is the leading bidder to take aerospace manufacturer Arconic Inc. private after a months-long sale process, according to people familiar with the matter. Apollo made a final offer for Arconic last week that was selected over a bid from a rival group of private equity investors, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing the negotiations. Terms of the deal couldn’t immediately be learned...

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    7. Board of Directors Gender Diversity: In Europe, France Stands Out | Fortune

      Board of Directors Gender Diversity: In Europe, France Stands Out | Fortune

      A group called European Women on Boards last week released its first-ever gender diversity index and came to this conclusion: France, far and away, has by its measure the highest share of women on company boards at 44.2%. The index assessed gender representation at the 200 largest European listed companies in nine nations—Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the U.K—in an effort to identify best practices...

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    8. Nestle Chairman Says L'Oreal Sale Is an 'Active' Issue for Board -FT

      Nestle Chairman Says L'Oreal Sale Is an 'Active' Issue for Board -FT

      --A sale of Nestle's stake in the cosmetics form L'Oreal is "something active on the board's agenda", chairman of Nestle's board Paul Bulcke told the Financial Times. --Nestle will "take the right action at the right time" regarding a potential divestment, Mr. Bulcke told the FT. --Activist investor Third Point has been pushing the Swiss food and beverage company to sell its 23% stake in L'Oreal and use the proceeds to buy back shares...

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      Mentions: Nestle L'Oreal
    9. Activist Litt Pitched a Split Plan to Brookdale

      Activist Litt Pitched a Split Plan to Brookdale

      (Bloomberg) -- Activist investor Jonathan Litt made his case to split Brookdale Senior Living Inc. into a real estate investment trust and senior-housing operator to members of the company’s management, according to people familiar with the matter. Litt’s Land & Buildings Investment Management, which owns a 3.2 percent stake in Brookdale, has been pushing the company to explore ways to unlock the value of its real estate since 2016...

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    10. Activist Investor Fears Luby’s will ‘Chisel Away’ Real Estate Assets

      Activist Investor Fears Luby’s will ‘Chisel Away’ Real Estate Assets

      Activist investor fears Luby’s will ‘chisel away’ real estate assets Hedge fund offers board slate for parent of Luby’s, Fuddruckers brands Ron Ruggless | Nov 29, 2018 Bandera Partners LLC is looking to shake up the board of Luby’s Inc., nominating a slate of candidates to address what it called “bloated corporate expenses” and the company’s sale of real estate...

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    11. CBS Boss Moonves Reportedly Tried to Silence Sex Assault Allegations With TV Roles — and his $120 Million Severance is in Jeopardy

      CBS Boss Moonves Reportedly Tried to Silence Sex Assault Allegations With TV Roles — and his $120 Million Severance is in Jeopardy
      • A damning New York Times report says that Les Moonves tried to silence a woman who accused him of sexual assault with a TV role at a CBS show so she would keep quiet.
      • Moonves, who was then working for Warner Bros., allegedly forced Bobbie Phillips to perform oral sex on him in 1995.
      • Moonves acknowledged that encounter but told The Times and CBS investigators that the oral sex was consensual...
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