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  1. Business - Companies

    Women directors move up in numbers at biggest British companies

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 11:57am by Reuters

    ... Reuters The number of women directors who now sit on the boards of Britain’s biggest companies has risen, a government report by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills showed. The latest figures for “Women on Boards” showed the number of female directors at FTSE-100 companies had risen to 19 per cent from 12.5 per cent since its inception in 2011, when the study by former ...

  2. Business - Companies - THE VIEW

    Binders of Bozos – a database of directors

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:47am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... as dissipated as this poor fellow, I'm likely just as bad at reading a balance sheet. Plus, I understand that women make up only 11 per cent of board directors in Hong Kong, ... be a better world if more women were on boards. Then I got a better idea. Clearly there is a certain kind of Hong Kong company that would prefer directors whose grasp of financial details is a little ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Asian Games: Hong Kong women cricketers lose to China

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:36pm by ALVIN

    ... Alvin Sallay Poor fielding lets HK women down The Hong Kong women's cricket team will have to take the harder path if they are to jockey into medal contention after China edged past ... today, we would have faced Japan which would have been an easier game. Now we have to do it the tough way," said Charlie Burke, Hong Kong Cricket Association's director of cricket. ...

  4. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Swedish director Roy Andersson takes top honour at Venice Film Festival

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:30am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Venice Eccentric look at humanity edges out lauded film on Indonesian genocide Surrealist comedy takes top prize in Venice Swedish director Roy Andersson's ... film, which features salesmen flogging novelty items, singing bar women and a sex-mad flamenco dancer, was hailed by critics in Venice for its distinctive look and moving exploration of being ...

  5. Business - Companies - GENDER

    Women advance as boards hire non-CEOs

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... directors did not have a chief executive job, up from 6 per cent in 2008, said Julie Daum, a recruiter at Spencer Stuart and an advocate for more women on boards. Opening up spots is key because it helps break the gender gap. If boards focus on chief executive directors, they will leave out many women since fewer have the background. "You can't just have a knee-jerk reaction ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan names five women to new cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 07:23pm by AP

    ... for Women, with participants including IMF managing director Christine Lagarde. Additional reporting by Agence France-Presse ... Associated Press in Tokyo A main plank in the government's economic plans, know as 'Abenomics', is a far greater involvement of women at all business levels Five women were ...

  7. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Moves to bring more women on board as company directors

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com New, welcome efforts in Hong Kong to break up all-boys-club culture in corporate boardrooms Moves to bring more women on board as company directors ... time. They will also help train candidates to become directors. HKEx will be among the companies needing the help of the headhunters to find more women directors because it is among the 40 per ...

  8. Business - Companies

    EU Parliament backs quota for women on boards

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 02:44pm by Associated Press in Brussels

    ... Associated Press in Brussels The European Parliament has backed a proposal calling for a 40 per cent quota of women on company boards by 2020. The EU parliament approved the proposal ... Reding called the resolution a “historic moment for gender equality in Europe”. The Commission says that last year less than 15 per cent of board members at Europe’s biggest companies were women. ...

  9. Business - Companies - MANAGEMENT

    Women still struggling to get into HK boardrooms

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... than the 20 to 40 per cent seen in the Western world. In fact, 40 per cent of Hong Kong-listed companies, including Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing itself, have no women directors at all, ... in making it legally binding for companies to have a certain percentage of female directors. "Women are less entrepreneurial than men in general, so we see less women running their own ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Come on, IRB, bring the Women’s World Series back to China

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 07:57pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... The irony will hopefully not be lost on the International Rugby Board. Here we have China qualifying as a new core team on the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series, while Guangzhou loses its ... thought the Canada and US legs would also have been held back-to-back. There is a strong possibility the world governing body will look at scheduling the women’s series like the men’s and have ...




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