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EU drops planned board gender quota for softer pressure

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission has dropped a plan to force firms to give 40 percent of non-executive board positions to women in favour of a less drastic obligation to favour female candidates where they are equally qualified, an EU source said on Tuesday.

EU wants direct action to get women into boardrooms

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission wants to make companies favour female non-executive board candidates where they are equally qualified so as to raise the proportion of women in boardrooms to 40 percent, EU sources said on Tuesday.

Companies with women directors tend to improve in performance

Shireen Muhiudeen comments on the importance of having women directors in your companies.

Women needed on boards and research shows mix teams are more innovative, effective

I HAVE been following the Barclays scandal in the United Kingdom and the Parliamentary cross examination of Bob Diamond, the ex-CEO, and Marcus Agius, the chairman.

Your 10 questions with Datuk Jaffar Indot

Datuk Jaffar Indot answers your 10 questions.

Corporate Governance Blueprint 2011

Lin See-Yan looks at some of the rules the Malaysian Securities Commission has outlined in the corporate governance Blueprint 2011 and discusses why these are neither practical nor healthy.

Your 10 questions with Rita Benoy Bushon

Rita Benoy Bushon answers your 10 questions.

Govt to train pool of women to fill top posts in companies

IPOH: The Government will soon start a training programme to create a pool of qualified women to fill the top 30% of decision-making positions in the private sector.

It’s a milestone for women

KUALA LUMPUR: The policy to get women to hold 30% of decision-making posts in the private sector is a milestone, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said.

Knowledge of industry vital for company board

KUALA LUMPUR: Board members must have adequate knowledge of the industry that their company is involved in, said Securities Commission (SC) chairman Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar.