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    1. German Board Gender Quotas Get Go-Ahead

      German Board Gender Quotas Get Go-Ahead

      Germany's cabinet yesterday approved federal legislation to force larger listed companies to have at least one woman on their management boards, following years of debate over the issue. O f the largest roughly 100 listed companies in Germany, women accounted for only 11.5pc of board seats. The German legislation also sets out stricter gender equality rules for government-controlled companies, where boards with more than two members will have to have at least one woman on them...

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    2. Aryzta Sells North American Pizza Business, Board Considering Elliott Offer

      Aryzta Sells North American Pizza Business, Board Considering Elliott Offer

      The board of Aryzta says it is considering the binding offer for the company made by US hedge fund Elliott over the weekend. On Saturday Elliott made a binding offer to buy the business at CHF0.80 per share, valuing the company at €734m. In a statement today the Swiss-Irish food group said the board “will carefully consider the offer in accordance with its fiduciary duties and processes in due time.” The company also announced the disposal of its North American take and bake pizza to Private Equity group Brynwood Partners. Terms and conditions of the deal are not being...

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    3. Nissan’s Civil Court Case Against Former Chairman Ghosn Opens in Japan

      Nissan’s Civil Court Case Against Former Chairman Ghosn Opens in Japan

      A civil court trial has begun in Japan over Nissan’s demand for 10 billion yen (£73 million) in damages from its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. T he automaker has sued Ghosn over what it says is harm suffered from various types of alleged financial misconduct. Ghosn jumped bail late last year while awaiting a separate criminal trial in Japan. Nissan carried out a robust and thorough internal investigation that included external lawyers...

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    4. Good governance starts at the board room table

      Good governance starts at the board room table

      * Print * Email Also in Irish * Big boost as Moody's and Fitch upbeat on economy * Ryanair bullish over Aer Lingus buyout * No pension cuts for 'public interest' directors at banks * State to raise €500m in 'bills' auction * Bank melts into cyberspace as branches shut Irish Home Thursday November 15 2012 As we continue to rumble through the aftermath of the global financial crisis and the ever-changing set of uncertainties in the markets, the euroz

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