Monthly Archives: June 2015

Civilisation will collapse in 2040, apparently

Scientists predict a global catastrophe in the next 30 years if we don’t change our ways now — and Australia won’t be spared. With the world’s population set to hit nine billion by 2050, demands on the Earth to meet

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The Gambia’s external and fiscal sustainability are at a grave risk

A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Bhaswar Mukhopadhyay, visited Banjul from June 9-22, 2015 to conduct discussions for the 2015 Article IV consultations and to take stock of performance under the Staff Monitored Program (SMP) approved

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FRC Nigeria Sets New Dates for Public Hearing on National Code of Corporate Governance

The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC Nigeria) has set new dates for public hearing on the proposed uniform code of corporate governance in Nigeria. The new dates disclosed by FRC Nigeria’s spokesman, Mr. Mack Ogbamosa, in a statement are

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The Corporate Prof. Television berths here soon. Watch out!

The Corporate Prof. website is about to undertake a minor, but noteworthy extension of its offerings. With effect from July 1, 2015 videos would feature prominently as a mode of delivering the values the website has been known for over

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Organic farmers see green both in sustainability and profits

Organic farming is more profitable than conventional farming, according to a new report that analyzes dozens of studies. The analysis, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that the premium organic farmers can charge for their

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Most Japan firms reluctant to unwind cross-shareholdings: poll

Nearly 80 percent of Japanese firms with cross-shareholdings do not plan to sell them this year, arguing they are important for business ties, a Reuters poll showed, which suggests a long haul for government efforts to improve corporate governance by

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Drilling deeper in corporate pay

Asset owners and other institutional shareholders face a new corporate governance issue to wrestle with as a result of a proposed Securities and Exchange Commission rule dealing with corporate compensation. The proposal will focus attention on the compensation of all

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Nigeria’s integration with global economy increase need for regulatory compliance

A growing focus on promoting sound corporate governance and enforcing regulatory compliance from the Nigerian government, paired with growing foreign investor interest in the country, is driving interest in enterprise business applications in Nigeria. That’s according to Magnus Nmonwu, Regional

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Head of Japan’s stock exchange ‘ashamed’ over Toshiba accounting scandal

The longtime head of Japan’sSTOCK EXCHANGE says he is “ashamed” over a recent accounting scandal at electronics and industrial conglomerate Toshiba Corp. Atsushi Saito, CEO of Japan Exchange Group Inc., said Friday he was puzzled by Toshiba’s apparent laxity over

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More of corporate Japan dismantling takeover defenses

A small but growing number of Japanese companies are doing away with measures to ward off potential takeovers. Toshiba, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha and 17 others have made that choice so far this fiscal year — up seven from fiscal 2014 and

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UAE rolls out biojet plan for green fuel movement

A joint industry roadmap for the sustainable production of aviation biofuels in the United Arab Emirates has been rolled out and culminates in a 20 point action plan covering four development areas: feedstock supply; biorefinery; distribution and overall supply chain.

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6 Key Findings on the Rising Role of Corporate Social Responsibility

Across the globe, consumers have come a long way in what they value and can do to make the world a better place through the different roles they play in society. On the one hand, in their primary role as

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