Black holes in corporate governance ecosystem

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

“Best practices” are often adopted without sufficiently considering whether they’ll work or add value in the environment where they are to be implemented.

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Bunching up of AGMs in April getting worse, says report

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Nearly 100 held on each of the last two business days of April last year, worse than in 2015; this will worsen in 2017 as new requirements kick in

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Discipline needed when applying to delay AGMs

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Poor disclosure of waivers is part of a bigger problem – a lackadaisical attitude towards compliance with listing and regulatory requirements on the part of some issuers.

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Shining more light on non-ED remuneration

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

All emoluments paid to non-executive directors should also require shareholder approval.

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When corporate governance reaches a dead end

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Now is the time to be more prescriptive and include less contentious criteria for determining independence in listing rules.

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Poking fun at corporate governance yet again

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

A book of cartoons that spares no one in its lampooning – not even the regulators of capital markets

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Dual class shares – myopia or opportunism?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

I have written extensively on the subject of dual class shares (DCS) and would have preferred to wait until the public consultation before saying any more. However, in recent days, I have seen the lobbying continue for DCS, with one describing those opposed to it as myopic. To be fair, the word “opportunistic” has also been used […]

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Investors need to play their part

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

It is a concern that many retail investors do not read the corporate governance report.

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SBIO: corporate governance at the edge

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

The case raises wider issues as to whether sponsors are really equipped to fulfil their responsibilities.

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Stand taken by SBI Offshore sponsor highly disappointing

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

THIS Friday’s EGM at SBI Offshore (SBIO), requisitioned by three substantial shareholders, will consider the following resolutions: the proposed removal of current CEO Chan Lai Thong as a director, and the proposed appointment of Hui Choon Ho, Lau Yoke Mun, Ong Nai Pew and Geoffrey Yeoh Seng Huat as directors.

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