knowledge@Australian School of Business: Boardroom Positions Vacant - What's the Real Cost of Appointing a Foreign Director? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 October 2010 21:48

When a foreign independent director is on the board the results may be weaker governance and higher costs – because missed meetings and an offshore director's inability to observe management and glean crucial information have a tangible impact. Companies with foreign directors are more likely to misreport their financial positions and overpay their chief executives, according to research by Ron Masulis, a professor at the Australian School of Business. So, when considering candidates for that next board vacancy, perhaps the emphasis should be less on who you know and more about where they're based.

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Welt am Sonntag: Punte sammeln für das neue Land PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 17 October 2010 06:38

Wer nach Australien auswandern will, muss einiges vorzuweisen haben. Passt solch ein Migranten-Check auch zu Deutschland?

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Süddeutsche Zeitung: So viel Glück für so wenig Geld PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 09 October 2010 00:00

In einer Welt, in der Bankiers vielen wie Zocker vorkommen, wirkt Muhamad Yunus, der einen Friedensnobelpreis für die Gründung seiner Grameen-Bank in Bangladesch bekam, wie der letzte Gerechte.

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Welt am Sonntag: Die Perle am Pazifik PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 17 October 2010 00:00

Der spanische Baukonzern ACS kämpft um die Übernahme von Hochtief. Interessieren sich die Angreifer in Wirklichkeit eher für die australische Tochter Leighton?

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Last Updated on Sunday, 17 October 2010 06:38
 
FCA Briefing: Is the pristine Kimberley the next Pilbara? PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 October 2010 06:45
On 2 September 2010 the WA Premier Colin Barnett proposed that traditional Indigenous land at James Price Point be compulsorily acquired by his Government to facilitate a $30 billion gas project for Woodside. The Premier's action has galvanised opposition from environment, community and indigenous groups - and now Geoffrey Cousins in Sydney, who has become publicly involved in this issue.
FCA members representing media from Spain, Germany, France, Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland and New Zealand learned a lot more about this emerging issue at a briefing with Geoffrey Cousins in Sydney on 20 September 2010.
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