Olympus scandal culminates in $520m fine
Six former executives of Japanese manufacturer Olympus have been charged with $520m in damages for their role in a multimillion-dollar cover-up
Bernault Arnault’s LVMH to take over Christian Dior for $13bn
By purchasing the remaining shares of the iconic fashion house, the Arnault family’s LVMH luxury empire will once again unite the Christian Dior brand under one roof
Leaked emails reveal Shell’s ties to convicted money launderer
The Anglo-Dutch oil company has been rocked by corruption allegations related to its 2011 purchase of the OPL 245 oilfield
Restaurant Brands International to buy Popeyes for $1.8bn
Owner of Burger King and Tim Hortons is set to add Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen to its roster for $1.8bn
Kraft Heinz abandons its $143bn Unilever takeover plan
Shares in Unilever fell by eight percent after Kraft Heinz dramatically dropped its takeover bid
Israeli innovation drives foreign investment
Israel has established itself as a global innovation hub, offering profitable business opportunities for international investors
The advantage of private equity governance
How did a class discussion lead to an uncanny comparison between private equity governance and political governance?
Delaware: the home of business
Delaware, despite being a fairly unassuming state, is home to a huge number of Fortune 500 companies. A unique corporate tax system is one of the reasons behind this, writes Tom Bailey
What investors can do to crack down on corruption
Investors are forcing the hand of companies in combatting corruption for fear that the issue, if left unchecked, could come back to haunt them
Does a higher minimum wage squeeze profits?
Employers that rely on a low wage workforce are resisting the pressure to raise pay, fearing that it could squeeze profits
Why factory farming is no longer sustainable
Factory farming should raise a red flag for any mainstream investor. More than any other group, investors have the influence and motivation to instigate reform
Are shareholders adequately informed about the future of fossil fuels?
The fossil fuel industry’s refusal to accept anything other than a business-as-usual outlook could cost investors
Corporate transparency and disclosure needn’t be a burden
As the pressure for greater transparency and disclosure increases, some companies see the increased regulation as a burden. Successes show, however, that T&D can actually boost profitability and growth
Grupo Aval builds on a strong reputation in South America
Colombia has huge economic potential, and its financial sector is well positioned to help ensure investment gets to where it is needed most to secure its long-term goals
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