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    1. Panel of Experts to Discuss Corporate Governance and Proxy Disclosure Trends

      for 2013 LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NIRI Los Angeles, in conjunction with the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals Southern California Chapter, are pleased to offer an educational program for investor relations professionals and corporate secretaries on Monday, January 7^th. A panel of governance experts will be discussing trends in corporate governance and disclosure for the upcoming 2013

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    2. Half FTSE350 firms fail to comply with governance code

      Half FTSE350 firms fail to comply with governance code

      Half of FTSE350 firms fail to comply with the UK corporate governance code, but more companies actively seek engagement with investors on governance issues than last year, Grant Thornton says. Other factors pointing to improving governance were cited. The report found that 5% of chairmen now "go out of their way" to emphasise the importance of value within companies to establish effective governance environments. Almost three quarters of firms actively seek engagement from investors on governanc

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    3. MTR Wins Triple Recognition for Excellence in

      MTR Corporation Limited : Corporate Management Practices 12/17/2012| 03:07am US/Eastern PR106/12 17 December 2012 Corporate Management Practices MTR Corporation's commitment to pursuing the highest standards in risk management and corporate governance has been recognised through a number of local awards and an international commendation. Following a recent benchmarking of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

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    4. Regulation necessary, but not enough for corp governance: JN Gupta

      Regulation necessary, but not enough for corp governance: JN Gupta

      Q&A with founder and managing director of Stakeholders Empowerment Services N Sundaresha Subramanian / New Delhi Dec 15, 2012, 12:36 IST Stakeholders Empowerment Services (SES) is the newest entrant in the Indian corporate governance space. But within a short period, it has been able to create a significant impact. The most notable achievement of SES was that it was able to get an overwhelming institutional investor response in a

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    5. Commission plans to modernise European company law and corporate

      Commission plans to modernise European company law and corporate

      governance The European Commission has today adopted an Action Plan outlining future initiatives in the areas of company law and corporate governance. European company law and corporate governance should make sure that companies are competitive and sustainable. The Commission's analysis and consultations over the last two years clearly indicate that further improvements can be made, by encouraging and facilitating long-ter

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    6. Infosys is number one for corporate governance: IR Global Rankings

      Infosys is number one for corporate governance: IR Global Rankings

      BANGALORE: Infosys today said it has been awarded the number one spot globally for its corporate governance practices by IR Global Rankings (IRGR). IRGR is the most comprehensive technical ranking system for investor relations websites, corporate governance practices and financial disclosure procedures, according to the Bangalore-headquartered company. The 14th annual edition of the IRGR saw participation from more than 280 companies from 45 countries this year. In the global technology sector,

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    7. European Commission - Directorate-General for Ente : Commission plans to

      modernise European company law and corporate governance 12/13/2012| 05:35am US/Eastern Commission plans to modernise European company law and corporate governanceThe European Commission has today adopted an Action Plan outlining future initiatives in the areas of company law and corporate governance. The Commission's analysis and consultations over the last two years clearly indicate that further improvements can

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    8. Digital China Named as Gold Award

      Digital China Holdings Limited : Winner of The Asset’s Corporate Awards 2012 12/13/2012| 04:41am US/Eastern (For immediate release) Winner of The Asset's Corporate Awards 2012 (13 December 2012, Hong Kong) Digital China Holdings Limited ("Digital China" or the "Group"; Stock Code: 00861.HK), China's largest integrated IT services provider, announced that it won the Gold Award of the Corporate Awards 2012 from The Asset magazine

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    9. EC unveils corporate governance action plan

      The European Commission has announced its radical plans to encourage shareholder engagement and to make cross-border business easier Proposals published today are designed to increasing transparency on corporate governance issues, encouraging shareholder engagement and supporting growth. The plans follow the so-called "shareholder spring" where shareholder activism challenged executives remuneration at a number of top companies including Barcays and Citigroup. The EC suggests further improvement

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    10. Corporations pay a heavy price for secrecy and opaqueness in operations

      Corporations pay a heavy price for secrecy and opaqueness in operations

      Shourya Mandal / Dec 13, 2012, 00:29 IST There are quite a number of corporations in India and abroad that have excelled in incorporating the values of good governance. It is equally true that there are many companies across the world, which have “trust deficit” in complying with the norms of governance. And yet, there is an awareness to permeate good business practices in the global space. Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 of the US

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    11. Action Plan

      European Commission - Directorate-General for Inte : on European company law and corporate governance: Frequently Asked Questions 12/12/2012| 11:53am US/Eastern European Commission MEMO Brussels, 12 December 2012 on European company law and corporate governance: Frequently Asked Questions What type of initiative does the include? The Action Plan announces 16 different actions to be taken by the Commission. Some of these will be proposals for new legislati

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    12. PhosAgro Wins “Russian Leaders in Corporate Governance

      PhosAgro Wins "Russian Leaders in Corporate Governance 2012" Award for Best Progress in Developing Corporate Governance Moscow - PhosAgro (or "the Company") (Moscow Exchange, LSE: PHOR), a leading global vertically integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producer, announces that it has been awarded for Best Progress in Developing Corporate Governance in the annual "Russian Leaders in Corporate Governance" competition. The competition is organised by the Investor Protection Association (IPA), which

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    13. Saipem adopts the new corporate governance code

      Saipem San Donato Milanese (Milan), 14 December 2006 - The Directors of Saipem met today to discuss the company's compliance with the guidelines and recommendations set out in the new version of the corporate governance code for listed companies, issued on 14 March 2006. The Board of Directors resolved to comply with the new version of the Code and agreed that any measures necessary to comply with any of its recommendations, which are not currently met by Saipem, will be taken in early 2007. The

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    14. Social Media And The Boardroom

      [author: Tim Banks] The Conference Board and the Stanford University’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance recently published its 2012 Social Media Survey, entitled “What Do Corporate Directors and Senior Managers Know about Social Media?” What is the bottom line from the survey of 180 senior executives and corporate directors of North American public and private companies? Senior executives and directors appreciate the power and the risk of social media. But they are not engaged from a governa

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    15. Boardroom Diversity Is Good Corporate Governance

      Since 2009, board diversity in U.S. public companies has not moved, with women holding approximately 16% of board seats of Fortune 500 companies, an increase of less than 1%. In other words, there has been no change. Among the lessons of the financial crisis is that entrenched boards may have contributed to the problem. According to a number of studies, board diversity can help guard against "groupthink" which is more likely to occur among cohesive groups lacking social, cultural and ideological

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