London Stock Exchange, LSE

8 June, 2018

UK listings rules for sovereign companies to change

UK company listings are to be reformed to allow a new premium category for companies controlled by sovereign shareholders. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced the change following a con...
Doha, Qatar, Gulf

20 November, 2017

Governance in the Gulf still lags behind global peers, says S&P

The risks of intervention by family owners or the state in the running of Gulf-based businesses means governance is still a “critical weakness” in the region, according to S&P Global Ratings. ...
Andrew Bailey, FCA

30 October, 2017

FCA faces questions over sovereign-owned companies’ listing rule

A consultation that would see sovereign-owned companies allowed a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange is set to face further scrutiny from members of the House of Commons who have already exp...
Oil refinery

16 October, 2017

Opposition to listing rule changes continue to build

The UK's financial regulator is has come under further pressure to halt proposed changes that would allow sovereign owned companies to list on the London Stock Exchange. The changes are widely view...
London Stock Exchange

26 September, 2017

Financial watchdog defends change to listing rules

The UK's financial watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has defended its decision to create a new listing category for companies owned by sovereign states. The change has been widely inte...
House of Parliament, Westminster

8 September, 2017

MPs seek assurance over reputation of UK governance

Two UK MPs have insisted that the reputation of UK corporate governance must be safeguarded as regulators consider a new listing category for companies with a sovereign owner. Nicky Morgan, chair o...