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  1. Transparency key to success

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... compliant and transparent by adopting international financial reporting standards. 'Doing so means that some of the mistakes of the past won't be repeated,' he said. 'With more ... to be overestimated] when it doesn't,' Petty said. Conversely, when companies voluntarily disclosed more information, they increased transparency and lowered their perceived risk. 'There ...

  2. Travel watchdog adds 4 independent directors

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak The Travel Industry Council has decided to add four more independent directors to its board in a bid to address public concerns and improve transparency. The move, announced ... director Joseph Tung Yao-chung said the board had decided a year ago to improve transparency and monitoring. Since then possible changes had been studied carefully, but he added pressures from ...

  3. Crisis is a form of market discipline, says professor

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There needs to be more transparency including clear guidelines. Are financial firms now more aware of reputational risk, and do you expect them to pay more attention to this in future? Yes, they are, ... society's interest. My feeling is that these amalgamated firms may adversely affect global operations in terms of transparency. Have different goverments co-operated enough on improving governance ...

  4. Training up the wealth managers

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Manager (CIWM) programme will provide a strong platform from which private wealth management professionals can embrace knowledge and values such as trust, transparency and fairness. HKSI chief ...

  5. Winners' thoughts

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... transparency at board level to ensure that the directors were fully informed of all the latest developments and, wherever possible, to aim for unanimity at the conclusion of any decision-making ... transparency, responsibility and accountability. In his opinion, a successful board required a balanced blend of skills and experience, allowing the directors to offer guidance in core areas ...

  6. Nothing wrong with stellar pay rates as long as targets are met

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be clearly regulated and within tight limits of interpretation. And such regulations should be publicly available for scrutiny. These are the simple basics of truly transparent good government. ... high bonuses based on transparently defined targets and publicised target achievement evaluations. To bring the evaluation process even more in line with the administration's claim ...

  7. Corporate governance reforms just baby steps

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a progressive regulator. Given the complexity of modern business and the risks to shareholders of bad governance and corporate fraud, there is a demonstrated need for accountability, transparency ... to go beyond the ceiling. Its citizens are ready for transparent, accountable and responsible companies. Sushma Sharma teaches law at City University's School of Law and is the leader ...

  8. Enormous ambitions

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'so they can interact with each other in a more efficient and transparent way'. 'People are looking more and more into sustainability. If someone wants to buy a shirt they may look ...

  9. New stock-option rule to affect 67pc of HK firms

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... regulators to change the accounting rules on share options to increase transparency. Some corporate governance advocates said share-option schemes helped fuel the spate of corporate scandals during ... Herbert Hui Ho-ming said the change would enhance the transparency of the market and help curb abuses. 'Hong Kong regulators should issue new guidelines to help company directors understand ...

  10. Expats' long march in China

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... contacts. Executives also complained of a lack of regulatory transparency, corruption, policy ambiguity and a strong shortage of domestic talent, which is reflected in rising pay premiums. A recent ...




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