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Indian financial regulator sets up corporate governance committee

India corporate governance committee

The Indian financial regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has set up a committee to advise on issues relating to the corporate governance of listed companies. SEBI wants the committee to recommend improvements within the next four months.… Read the rest

Ukraine adopts law to improve the governance of joint stock companies

Ukraine governance joint stock companies

Ukraine has adopted a long-awaited law which will improve the corporate governance of its joint stock companies (JSC) as well as the shareholder rights. Legal experts said that the changes will boost the prospects of foreign investment in Ukrainian companies as it will bring its corporate law more in line with the rest of Europe.… Read the rest

ICGN voices concern over proposed Dutch law on takeovers

Dutch takeover law

The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), has written to the Dutch Economic Ministry and to the Dutch House of Representative’s economic affairs committee to express its significant concerns relating to the new legislation regarding takeover bids in the Netherlands. This was outlined in a letter of Minister Kamp to the Chair of the House of Representatives on 20 May 2017.… Read the rest

Equilar: Highest paid US chief executives earn more than ever

Equilar highest paid US chief executives

The median pay of the 200 highest earning US chief executives (CEOs) rose to $16.9m in fiscal year 2016 according to the  annual study of US CEO pay by advisory firm Equilar and those included on this list saw a median 9% pay increase over what they earned the previous year.… Read the rest

Trump confirms US withdrawal from Paris climate change agreement

American companies, responsible investment campaigners and city mayors have voiced their support for the Paris climate change agreement after President Donald Trump confirmed he would withdraw the US from the accord. During his election campaign last year Trump had suggested scepticism about climate change and efforts made by the Obama administration to move the US to generating more of its energy from renewables.… Read the rest