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    1. BP's Corporate Governance Beats Rosneft's

      The media is buzzing about the possible sale of a stake in the Russian government-owned oil company OAO Rosneft to BP p.l.c. (BP). The U.K. oil giant might appoint a Russian director to its board, some reported in recent days. If the two companies do integrate, BP goes into the deal with better supervision of its senior management than Rosneft. BP has already had some headaches from its joint venture TNK-BP. Last spring, for example, Russia's natural resources and ecology minister Yuri Trutnev s

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    2. GMI Ratings Governance Issue | Foxconn Technology Group

      After around 2,000 workers brawled at a Foxconn Technology Group dormitory, the Taiwanese electronics maker said it would close a plant in China on Monday, according to Reuters. Although the Apple product supplier continues coming under fire, the international disclosure about its corporate governance remains relatively murky, signaling that its global clients don’t require much information in order to strike a deal. The Foxconn facility involved is in the Chinese city of Taiyuan and employs abo

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    3. Study finds peer group evaluations linked to executive pay to be flawed

      September 25, 2012 An over-reliance on peer group compensation benchmarking is central to the persistent issue of rising executive pay in the United States, new research in a study co-authored by a University of Delaware professor and a corporate governance fellow, finds. While other research examines flawed peer group methodology, this new study makes it clear that peer grouping with minimal board discretion is a seriousl

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    4. Dana Gas Co Pjs : Dana Gas Emphasises Leadership In Corporate

      Dana Gas Co Pjs : Dana Gas Emphasises Leadership In Corporate

      Majid Jafar, a Board Member of Dana Gas PJSC, addressing the "Board of Directors 2012" conference yesterday, emphasised the importance of best practice corporate governance at the company, as he described the journey taken by the Board of Directors since the formation of Dana Gas in 2005, which has led to the company being recognised as a leader in this area by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group. Mr. Jafar, who is also CEO of Crescent Petroleum and Vice-Chairman

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    5. UD corporate governance professor, fellow issue study on executive pay

      UD corporate governance professor, fellow issue study on executive pay

      12:35 p.m., Sept. 24, 2012--An over-reliance on peer group compensation benchmarking is central to the persistent issue of rising executive pay in the United States, new research in a study co-authored by a University of Delaware professor and a corporate governance fellow, finds. While other research examines flawed peer group methodology, this new study makes it clear that peer grouping with minimal board discretion is a seriously flawed methodology even when the peer groups are fairly constru

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    6. Mason Capital Files Dissident Proxy Circular for TELUS General Meeting

      NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mason Capital Management LLC ("Mason") today announced that it has filed and is sending its dissident proxy circular to voting shareholders of TELUS Corporation (TSX:T; TSX:T.A; NYSE: TU) ("TELUS") for the general meeting of TELUS scheduled for October 17, 2012. Michael Martino, Principal and Co-Founder of Mason Capital, said, “TELUS’ actions stand to set a very ...

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    7. CEOs and the Pay-'Em-or-Lose-'Em Myth

      CEOs and the Pay-'Em-or-Lose-'Em Myth

      Corporations are forever defending big executive paydays. If we don't pay up, the argument goes, our sharpest minds will jump to our rivals. Now, there are good reasons for rewarding top executives. The decisions they make are so crucial to their companies that the priority should be to hire competent people rather than scrimp on pay. But a study released last week pretty much drives a stake through that old "pay 'em or lose 'em" line — what you might call the brain-drain defense. It also debunk

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    8. Shareholder activism: James Copland on 'This Week in the Boardroom'

      James Copland, director of Manhattan Institute's Center for Legal Policy discussed the release of Proxy Monitor 2012: A Report on Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism on NYSE-Euronext's This Week in the Boardroom, a weekly on-demand webcast program "designed to educate board members and C-suite executives on topics/issues that impact their operational and strategic decisions." Reviewing the recently expanded ProxyMonitor.org database of shareholder proposals from Fortune 200 companies,

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