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    1. Queen Bees: Do Women Hinder the Progress of Other Women?

      Queen Bees: Do Women Hinder the Progress of Other Women?

      Image copyright Getty Images "Women leaders are role models and mentors to other women and girls." That was the claim made in a recent Deloitte study looking at the number of women in leadership roles around the world. But what if the opposite was true? Instead of acting as mentors could successful female bosses be pulling up the ladder behind them because they perceive other women as a threat? This is the theory known as queen bee syndrome.

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    2. Akzo Nobel Faces Elliott Legal Bid to Oust Chairman

      Akzo Nobel Faces Elliott Legal Bid to Oust Chairman

      An activist investor in Akzo Nobel is making a legal bid to force the removal of the Dulux paint owner's chairman. Elliott Advisors says Antony Burgmans should be ousted because of the Dutch firm's refusal to enter takeover talks with US rival PPG Industries. In a petition filed with the Dutch Enterprise Chamber, Elliott said Mr Burgmans had not discharged his duties. Akzo has rejected three offers from PPG, but some shareholders - including Elliott - back the bid...

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    3. Elliott Management: The Hedge Fund Not Afraid of a Fight

      Elliott Management: The Hedge Fund Not Afraid of a Fight

      Paul Singer, founder of Elliott Management, warned of the 2008 financial crash Amid a spate of high-profile fights in the business world, one New York hedge fund has thrown a lot of punches. Elliott Management, which oversees about $30bn (£23.5bn) worth of assets, has earned a reputation over 40 years as a no-holds-barred activist investor, with an unusually large appetite for public face-offs...

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