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September 9, 2016 Europe stocks continue slide after ECB disappoints; oil prices retreat - text/video

Source: CNBC

European stocks were lower in morning trade Friday after North Korea claimed its fifth nuclear test and investors continued to digest the European Central Bank's policy decision.

September 8, 2016 It’s back to square one: pay CEOs with short-term incentives?

Source: Lexology

How to structure executive pay to drive performance over the long term—while avoiding pay levels that would be considered excessive—is a conundrum for compensation committees, consultants, proxy advisory firms and others involved...

September 8, 2016 Norway’s Sovereign-Wealth Fund to No Longer Invest in Duke Energy

Source: Wall Street Journal

OSLO—Norway’s sovereign-wealth fund, the world’s largest, said it would no longer invest in Duke Energy Corp. over the Charlotte, N.C.-based utility’s environmental record, a rare move against a specific company to penalize...

September 7, 2016 The Era Of Shareholder Engagement -- The Best Or Worst Of Times'

Source: Forbes

Many companies have adopted enlightened (at least in my view) governance practices, and shareholder engagement is increasingly becoming the norm—including engagement by board members.

September 7, 2016 To Fight Tax Dodging, Denmark Will Buy Leaked Panama Papers

Source: NY Times

COPENHAGEN— Denmark's taxation minister says authorities will buy leaked data from a Panamanian law firm that helped customers open offshore companies to avoid paying taxes.

September 7, 2016 Only 16% Women Get A Pay Raise When They Push For It - Last year, on average women earned about half as much as men did, according to the World Economic Forum's 2015 Global Gender Gap report. It said at about $11,000 per year, women's annual earnings in 2015...

September 7, 2016 European NGOs Set Out European Post-Brexit Aims

CleanTechnica - The group, calling themselves Green 10, is unsurprisingly made up of 10 environmental NGOs including Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace, and WWF. The group's open letter (PDF) is intended to provide attendees...

September 7, 2016 World stocks hit one-year highs as Fed hike prospects fade

Source: Reuters

World stocks hit their highest in more than a year and the dollar fell sharply against the yen on Wednesday as expectations of a rise in Federal Reserve interest rates receded after weak U.S. economic data.

September 7, 2016 This Will Tax Your Mind: $406 billion!

Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator

That’s what the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates the “tax gap,” namely the amount of taxes owed that went uncollected between 2008 and 2010 to be—per year[more]

September 6, 2016 G-20 Study Urges Finance Firms to Better Assess Environment Risk

Source: Bloomberg

Financial institutions should improve the way they assess risks to their operations from environmental threats, according to a paper presented to the Group of 20 meeting which concluded on Monday.

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