City of London, investment, risk

24 November, 2017

Investors seek more ‘comprehensive information’ on risks

More improvements could be made to the reporting of risk, according to a UK watchdog, though investors say they have seen progress in both reporting and engagement since the financial crisis. A new...
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...

13 October, 2017

Debt and riskier punts push takeover values close to European IPOs

The availability of debt has pushed the total value of company takeovers close to that of IPOs on European stock markets. Some $30.8bn (£23.2bn)-worth of companies were bought out in the last year...
Brexit, EU, Union Jack, flags

21 September, 2017

Brexit uncertainty affecting investment decisions, says Bank of England

Brexit is an “important source of uncertainty” for many UK companies, and is impacting on investment decisions, according to a new Bank of England report. The quarterly
Samsung, Malaysia

25 August, 2017

Samsung heir jailed as South Korea clamps down on corruption

A five-year jail term has been passed for Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, 49—also known as Jay Y Lee—on a number of corruption charges. Lee was convicted of bribery, embezzlement, perjury, hiding as...
European Union, EU

22 August, 2017

Amended Shareholder Rights Directive implemented

A new EU directive, which aims to encourage effective and sustainable shareholder engagement in listed companies, was given the green light this summer, after
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,...
Sports Direct, Keith Hellawell

4 August, 2017

Major investors ditch Sports Direct holdings as governance concerns continue

Major investors have divested their holdings in Sports Direct, as the retailer continues to battle to convince the markets that it has improved its governance. Standard Life has sold its 5.8% holdi...

1 August, 2017

S&P bars companies from indices over voting rights concern

Companies with multiple share class structures will be barred from inclusion in major stock indices, over concern that they treat shareholders "unequally". The US-based S&P Composite 1500 and i...
Whole Foods, Amazon, M&A

26 July, 2017

Global M&A deals holding firm, EY figures show

Global mergers and acquisitions remain buoyant, according to latest figures which reveal that while values may be slightly down, deal numbers have modestly risen.