Hong Kong skyline

10 June, 2020

Investors signal unease with banks’ support for Hong Kong security law

China’s efforts to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong has proved controversial with pro-democracy campaigners, but companies that initially supported Beijing are now seeing pressure fro...
Coronavirus risk

18 February, 2020

FRC issues advice on coronavirus risk disclosures

Concern about the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on business has reached such an extent that regulators have revealed companies will have to consider whether it is a disclosable risk, while there is...
British and EU flags, Brexit

16 January, 2019

Brexit, cybersecurity and climate change lead risk concerns for 2019

Even as prime minister Theresa May this week failed to gain parliamentary support for a Brexit deal, the country was being warned that the UK’s departure from the EU could “blind” corporate lead...
people together, corporate culture, trust, responsible business

23 July, 2018

The cultural attributes of the most innovative companies

Innovation is the number-one priority of today’s CEOs. They correctly perceive that the fast-turning treadmill of disruption topples organisations that stand still. The only sure-fire way to stay on...
Hong Kong Stock Exchange, HKEX

28 February, 2018

Hong Kong Stock Exchange proposes allowing dual class shares

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has proposed allowing IPOs with "weighted voting rights", including dual class shares, in a package to reform corporate governance for the territory. The move is widely...
China, Chinese business

27 October, 2017

Overcoming difference as Chinese investment in Europe grows

Five years ago if European companies—irrespective of the industry sector—were seeking new investors, they could count on direct foreign investment from China. Indeed...
China flag, Chinese governance

8 September, 2017

China’s Communist Party occupies central governance role

The Communist Party in China has been disclosed as being at the core of governance in more than 30 state-owned companies registered on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, rather than the Chinese state, acco...
China, Chinese business

14 August, 2017

Chinese firms need stronger governance to attract British investors

If Chinese publicly listed firms are to attract British investors, they will have to improve various aspects of their corporate governance structure, according to a new report by the China City Group,...
Richard Howitt, IIRC

31 July, 2017

IIRC marks advances in integrated reporting, but ‘work to be done’ in US

The reach of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) increased by more than half during 2016, according to the body's annual report. The IIRC also celebrated bringing on board China's...
China flag, Chinese governance

26 July, 2017

China reveals state-owned enterprise reform plan

China is set to further reform the governance of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) by ordering that they all become either limited companies or joint stock companies by the end of 2017. The reform wil...