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YuuZoo Corporation – a governance nightmare

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Besides losing key people, it has repeatedly delayed AGM, faced SGX queries.

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Governance Index For Trusts 2017

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Please visit the new website dedicated to the new index at http://trustranking.asia/ Source: Business Times, June 30, 2017

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New governance index for Reits and trusts gives the big picture

Friday, June 30th, 2017

GIFT – Governance Index For Trusts – rates 43 Reits and business trusts on governance and key fundamentals

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Be open to ideas on addressing AGM clustering

Friday, April 28th, 2017
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One can’t simply walk away from the problem if the aim is to encourage greater retail participation in our markets and raise the role that shareholders play in holding boards to account.

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Culture and corporate governance

Friday, April 21st, 2017
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Corporate culture, like ethics, may seem like something soft and fluffy that you would hug, but it is critical for good governance.

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RESPONSE TO CONSULTATION PAPER “POSSIBLE LISTING FRAMEWORK FOR DUAL CLASS SHARE STRUCTURES”

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
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This is my response to the consultation paper on introducing dual class shares for listed companies in Singapore

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Black holes in corporate governance ecosystem

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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“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
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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
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All emoluments paid to non-executive directors should also require shareholder approval.

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