Robert Mugabe wants blacks to own 100 per cent of Zimbabwe firms

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe. Photo: AFP

President Robert Mugabe yesterday demanded Zimbabwe companies be 100 per cent black owned, in a pre-election gambit that looks sure to spook foreign investors.

Saturday, 8 December, 2012, 6:00am

Corporate governance reforms just baby steps

While the Hong Kong stock exchange is heading in the right direction with its corporate governance reform proposals, and there are surely practical considerations of how much can be done, it is hard to be impressed.

14 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Period piece

You may know that period eight, or baht wan, started in February 2004, but be unsure as to its meaning and significance. In Chinese metaphysics, time is not seen in a linear sense but rather as something that runs in cycles of 180 years. These periods, known as dai wan (big period), repeat themselves.

6 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Fatherhood helps with leadership

In his role as chief executive officer of AsiaWorld-Expo Management, Allen Ha Wing-on can draw on extensive experience in developing major real estate projects and the exhibition and convention industry. During his career, he has held senior management positions with Hong Kong's Airport Authority, Macau International Airport and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre among others.

10 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Talent hunt for state-owned firms an exercise in futility

'Beijing is planning a big global drive for corporate talent, seeking new chief executives for some of the top 50 state-owned enterprises.'

SCMP, June 18

19 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Boards rise to challenge

If Hong Kong is to maintain its position as a leading financial centre and a conduit for international trade, it is vital for companies in every sector to set ever higher standards of management practice and corporate governance.

28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing takes hard line on environment, social issues

Beijing may force listed companies to publish mandatory sustainability reports and discourage portfolio investors from buying shares in companies with poor social and environmental records under sweeping plans to bring corporate governance up to international standards.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Supervisory boards must have bite and expertise

Corporate governance needs people with strong views who want to interfere in a business, writes Bruce Bannister

1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Reactions mixed as HKEx pushes GEM firms to move to main board

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing's proposal to encourage companies listed on the Growth Enterprise Market to shift to the main board has received mixed reactions from issuers.

6 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Jury out on impact of shareholder activism

Shareholder activism and Hong Kong are rarely used in the same sentence and experts differ on the question of whether investors can play a role in improving CSR.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Major rethink

The KCRC will reduce the size of its projects at its West Rail line, because of the outcry over the wall effect of large buildings. Is this a sign of corporations paying heed to environmental concerns? Write to us.

16 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Law firm claims ICAC officers seized privileged documents

Updated at 7.19pm: A foreign law firm registered in Hong Kong and its corporate services arm on Thursday continued its bid for a court order declaring a raid of its offices by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) be declared unlawful.

3 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Competition raises the standard

The improvement in reporting over the years has been driven by the interests of listed companies and their investors

19 May 2006 - 12:00am

H shares eye more placements

Driven by popular demand, firms are looking at tapping additional funds from the market

H-share companies hope to take advantage of the recent bullish market sentiment with plans for additional placements, but industry players say secondary offerings are rare and would likely encounter red tape.

20 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Panda appoints takeover adviser

Growth Enterprise Market-listed job recruitment advertiser Panda-Recruit has appointed Chateron Corporate Finance to advise shareholders on takeover bids, despite several substantial shareholders having already made up their minds.

11 Oct 2002 - 12:00am