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Australian government launches mining probe

Australia’s securities regulator is set to launch a probe of the country’s biggest mining companies in a bid to crack down on selective briefings

Fed Res enhances internal auditing standards

The US Federal Reserve is strongly encouraging banks to consider their internal auditing strategies to avoid regulatory intervention

Barclay’s share sale to plug capital hole

Barclay’s must raise £12.8bn to cover new regulatory demands

Commission propose fundamental changes to German Corporate Governance

The Government Commission for the German Corporate Code has, in February of this year, proposed a series of changes it believes will greatly improve the current upholding of corporate governance

Boards under threat as shareholders demand more power

Activist shareholders demand right to action by written consent, but risk undermining board authority

NSE establishes Corporate Governance Index

The NSE has partnered with the CBi in an attempt to offset perceptions of Nigerian capital markets being riddled with corruption

Reducing annual report clutter

The presence of clutter in an annual report actively detracts from its usefulness to both shareholder and investor alike

Michael Woodford, king of whistleblowers

The former Olympus CEO exposed a $1.7bn fraud at the heart of one of Japan’s most important corporations, and became a symbol for whistle-blowers everywhere

IASB chairman defends stance on prudence

Despite criticism, accountancy regulator’s chairman says the downgrading of prudence from a fundamental concept is justified

Attitudes shift towards sustainability reporting

Increased scrutiny from investors and social media means companies are starting to take sustainability reporting more seriously

‘Lack of clarity’ in UAE corporate governance

Report raises concerns over listed companies failing to provide clear corporate governance policies

Pay ratio disclosure leaves directors unconvinced

The SEC’s recent pay ratio proposal has given rise to criticism and suggestions that it is an ineffective way of curbing excessive executive pay

Norway appoints corporate governance board

In a bid to become a more active investor, Norway has appointed a corporate governance advisory board to help oversee its $760bn sovereign wealth fund