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    1. Latifa al Bimany to speak at Arab women's forum

      MUSCAT — Omani corporate governance expert Latifa al Bimany will be delivering her speech on the ‘Role of Women in Boardroom’ at the two-day 3rd Arab Women Leadership Forum, which begins on November 19. Latifa will be one of the speakers in the second panel discussion on the first day of the Forum, according to a press note from the organisers, Dubai Women Establishment (DWE). Al Bimany is a Corporate Governance specialist for the Oman Centre for Corporate Governance and is a frequent speaker on

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    2. GMI Ratings Governance Issue | SandRidge Energy, Inc.

      A shareholder in SandRidge Energy, Inc. (SD) said the Oklahoma oil and natural gas company should find new management, making complaints about various issues including “appalling” corporate governance. We have warned for more than a year about SandRidge’s high risk in this area, and its financial statements continue to reflect problematic accounting and board composition, among other things. TPG-Axon, which holds a 4.5% stake in SandRidge, sent a letter on Nov. 8 to the board outlining offenses

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    3. Thomson Reuters Brings Enhanced

      Thomson Reuters Brings Enhanced

      LONDON - Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced further strategic enhancements to its BoardLink service, a secure board workflow solution designed to serve companies as they operate across borders and involve increasingly mobile, global boards. Thomson Reuters BoardLink has enhanced and adapted its functionality to include strategic business insight for directors, new corporate governance features like online votin

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    4. Anwar for developing, implementing good governance practices

      Anwar for developing, implementing good governance practices

      KARACHI: Yaseen Anwar, governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), has stressed the need to develop and implement good governance practices in order to provide impetus to the economic growth, according to a statement on Thursday. Speaking at the fourth International CEO Summit titled “Growth in testing times: challenges and opportunities” and book launching ceremony of “100 Business Leaders of Pakistan” held at a local hotel, he said that good corporate governance regimes cannot be und

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    5. What Strategic Advisers Can Do For You

      What Strategic Advisers Can Do For You

      Advisers have a stake in your business's success and take on the responsibility of corporate governance. When you start a business, you rarely do it alone. Even if you don't have a partner, you seek outside advice from legal, financial, and industry experts and from the people who have been in your shoes before. Some of these people, especially those who advise you early on, will end up on your ...

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    6. Struggle In The Boardroom

      Struggle In The Boardroom

      The prospect of mandatory quotas for women on European company boards seems to have receded, but European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding’s campaign for quotas has pushed the issue of gender diversity firmly to the forefront of public debate. What happens next will depend as much on corporate leaders as on politicians. “There is indeed a glass ceiling for women in business,” says Ludo Van der Heyden, INSEAD’s Mubadala Chaired Professor in Corporate Governance and Strategy,” and the main

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    7. Corporate Raiders Beware: A Short History of the “Poison Pill” Takeover Defense

      Corporate Raiders Beware: A Short History of the “Poison Pill” Takeover Defense

      On Halloween, infamous corporate raider Carl Icahn showed up on Netflix’ doorstep with something designed to truly frighten those in charge of the troubled DVD-and-streaming-video giant: an announcement that he’d taken a nearly 10% share in the company, the opening move in a possible hostile takeover — or at least some sort of big shakeup — that would likely leave a lot of the current execs ...

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    8. GMI Ratings Governance Issue | The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

      The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) announced the appointment of another independent director, Mark Edward Tucker, effective Nov. 5. But Goldman has much further to go on improving its corporate governance. Mr. Tucker isn’t the ideal candidate. As the CEO of AIA Group Ltd., the insurance company that American International Group Inc. (AIG) spun-off in Asia, he is unlikely to have sufficient time to fulfill his duties for Goldman. This makes it challenging for the bank’s supervisors to tap into hi

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    9. Lack of attendance of independent dir worry corporate India

      Lack of attendance of independent dir worry corporate India

      India Inc's general corporate governance standards have improved in 2012 but the business community has miles to go before it can sleep especially when it comes to independent directors. That's the word from shareholder advisory firm InGovern Research. India Inc's general corporate governance standards have improved in 2012 but the business community has miles to go before it can sleep especially when it comes to independent directors. That's the word from shareholder advisory firm InGovern Rese

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    10. Average board size of top firms rises to 11 directors

      In order to maintain high corporate governance standard, an analysis done by a leading independent proxy research and analysis firm showed that Indian companies are beginning to take step in the right direction, with 100 companies forming part of Nifty and Nifty Junior indices having average board size of about 11 directors. Out of 100 companies analysed, 60 companies had a board size of 10-15 directors in 2011-12, a study conducted by InGovern Research Services showed. While more than 15 direct

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