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    1. Gulf Keystone's boardroom capitulation | Nils Pratley

      Gulf Keystone's boardroom capitulation | Nils Pratley

      M&G getting four non-exec director nominations accepted is a small but important triumph for shareholder activism Boardroom capitulations don't come much more complete. A week ago, Gulf Keystone was screaming that 5% shareholder M&G's four nominations as non-executive directors were not up to scratch and that one, Jeremy Asher, had been a "disruptive" presence during a past stint on the board ...

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    2. Arm's chips are not down but growth is slow

      Arm's chips are not down but growth is slow

      Departure of chief executive Warren East, a slow second quarter and expected poor figures from Apple are prompting concern One key point of an investor day is for companies to see a share price reaction after attendees have pored over the presentations. On that basis, Arm's visit to the City in May was a success, since its shares certainly reacted. Sadly for the Cambridge-based chip designer ...

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    3. M&G's frustration with Gulf Keystone makes sense

      M&G's frustration with Gulf Keystone makes sense

      Who should shareholders support at the annual meeting on 25 July? On current information they should back M&G There are still 10 days to run until Gulf Keystone Petroleum's annual meeting but already we're witnessing a mini-classic of corporate governance battles. In one corner stands 5.6% shareholder M&G, not an institution normally found in the front line on these occasions: it is proposing ...

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    4. Well-trained directors are key to keeping stakeholders happy

      Well-trained directors are key to keeping stakeholders happy

      Better corporate governance requires a strong understanding of the nuances of law and its application in practice Another month, another global company. Google, in this case , called up on alleged measures to minimise their UK tax bill. Avoiding tax in this way is not illegal, of course, since as far as we know, the mechanisms employed were entirely legal. But the question remains as to whether ...

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    5. ENRC chairman quits amid internal inquiry into corruption allegations

      ENRC chairman quits amid internal inquiry into corruption allegations
      Mehmet Dalman's exit, with two other directors, follows series of executive departures from the troubled mining conglomerate Mehmet Dalman, the chairman of Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, has resigned from the troubled FTSE-100 mining group where he had been leading an i nternal investigation into a string of corruption allegations . The company immediately unveiled his replacement, non ...
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    6. Executive pay: problems that could spark a second shareholder spring

      Executive pay: problems that could spark a second shareholder spring

      With the annual meeting season about to start, we look at the ongoing causes for investor anger, and new flashpoints for 2013 Hundreds of small investors will troop into the ExCel centre in east London on Thursday for an annual spectacle. The 14 members of the board of BP will present themselves to an audience of shareholders large and small. This will mark the start of the annual general ...

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    7. Nat Rothschild reveals plan to buy out Bumi board members

      Nat Rothschild reveals plan to buy out Bumi board members

      Nat Rothschild said he had raised £213m to buy out the rival board members, chairman Samin Tan and Rosan Roeslani The saga of mining firm Bumi took another twist on Monday night as the banking scion Nat Rothschild said he has persuaded the five largest institutional investors to back his plan to save the business. Rothschild is attempting to oust influential Indonesian family the Bakries from ...

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    8. Electrical retailer Darty faces shareholder rebellion

      Electrical retailer Darty faces shareholder rebellion

      Company faces showdown with investors after admitting mistake over way it disclosed bonus for chief executive One of the year's biggest shareholder rebellions over boardroom pay could be on the cards at the electrical retailer Darty, which has admitted to a mistake over the way it disclosed a bonus for its chief executive. Darty faces a showdown with investors after its acknowledgement that an ...

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    9. Barclays shares welcome news City grandee David Walker will become chairman

      Analysts say Walker is best man to restore Barclays' reputation after libor scandal The City has welcomed news that one of its own it to become the new chairman of Barclays in the wake of the bank's involvement in the libor scandal. Sir David Walker, a former Morgan Stanley executive, Bank of England and Treasury official and the author of a key report on the banking system, was named on ...

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    10. Record number of women in UK boardrooms

      Record number of women in UK boardrooms

      Some analysts believe attitudes in the City have changed * + Tweet this + + reddit this * Graeme Wearden * guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 10 January 2012 15.51 EST * Article history About this article Close This article was published on guardian.co.uk at 15.51 EST on Tuesday 10 January 2012. A version appeared on p19 of the Main section section of the Guardian on Tuesday 10 January 2012. It was last modified at 04.09 EST o

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