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    1. Subbarao asks govt to show exemplary corporate governance in banks

      Subbarao asks govt to show ‘exemplary corporate governance’ in banks Ads by Google Share | Print ENS Economic Bureau : Mumbai, Fri Jul 13 2012, 00:56 hrs The Reserve Bank of India has expressed concern over the government “occasionally exercising” its ownership rights in banks and financial institutions (FIs) through channels outside of their boards, and asked it to show “exemplary behaviour of corporate governance and exercise the ownership rights through the board”. “There are questio

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    2. RIM's failure at good governance continues

      RIM's failure at good governance continues

      It took RIM until 2012 to accede to having an independent board chair, a practice recommended almost 20  years ago. At this week’s annual general meeting, the minimalist shuffle toward corporate governance continued. Chair Barbara Stymiest, a former banker and regulator, acknowledged there were gaps in board skills. “Gaps” is an understatement. This board does not have the industry track record, or clout to push back against management. And it also lacks the shareholder mindset and respect to ha

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    3. Report: Corporate Boards Must Take Long-Term Steps to Manage Risk, Restore Investor Confidence

      NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The string of recent news concerning global companies such as Barclays, JPMorgan Chase, Olympus, Sino-Forest, and Duke Energy, underscores the immediate need to change the corporate culture perpetuated by some corporate boards. One way to accomplish this is to build visionary boards and leaders, according to a newly-released report from CFA Institute, Visionary Board ...

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    4. IIRA upgrades corporate governance rating of Banque Islamique Du Senegal

      The Islamic International Rating Agency (IIRA) has upgraded the corporate governance rating of Banque Islamique Du Senegal to CGR 4 from CGR 3, which denotes “Moderately low level of Corporate Governance processes and practices overall; weaknesses have been identified in a number of governance related areas.” Corporate governance ratings are based on an evaluation of key governance areas of the rated institution, which include regulatory compliance; board oversight; management profile; self-regu

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    5. Corporate govenance key to investment

      Newly-elected president of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe (ICSAZ), Pious Manamike, says corporate governance is the key driver of business performance and a major factor when it comes to attracting investors. Manamike, AICO Africa group company secretary and previously one of the institute’s two vice-presidents, was elected president at the ICSAZ annual general meeting recently, replacing Avilla Goba, whose term of office had come to an end. “In my interact

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    6. The Future of Boards

      The Future of Boards

      Bill George's chapter ["Board Governance Depends on Where You Sit"] offers the perspectives of different board positions on the work of corporate governance. Bill is on our faculty now, but serves or has served on numerous boards and is the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic. Reading his contribution to this book gets to the crux of the issue. Yes, a board seems like a relatively simple institution with 10 people sitting around a table, but it's a lot more complex than it appears. A: When it c

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    7. At ten year anniversary of Sarbanes-Oxley corporate governance is stronger

      At ten year anniversary of Sarbanes-Oxley corporate governance is stronger

      NEW YORK, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The passage of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) ten years ago dramatically transformed US financial reporting by improving audit quality and strengthening corporate governance. Ernst & Young LLP today released a report - The Sarbanes-Oxley Act at 10 - that considers the legislation, discusses what it was designed to do, and analyzes its impact. SOX ended more than 100 years of self-regulation and established the independent oversight of public compa

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