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The tiny but mighty shareholder

WHO says minority shareholders are a helpless lot? How can that be true when a person with a minuscule number of shares in a listed company became the only one to nominate the new external auditors for the company? And he didn’t even have to explain why he did so.


Peculiar stories for a peculiar year

Optimistically Cautious - By Errol Oh
Corporate Malaysia continues to produce baffling episodes and painful lessons.


War against insider trading goes to court

HAS the war against insider trading escalated to a new level? The enforcement numbers over the last five years (see table) suggest that the Securities Commission is hardening its approach to dealing with those who profit illegally by using privileged information.


Seeking trust in new agreement

GUESS what this is. To the Japanese, it’s a key pillar of the national growth strategy. Canberra believes it has great potential to drive job-creating growth across the Australian economy.


A way to weed out the undesirables

If FIFA does integrity checks on candidates for key posts, shouldn’t listed companies do the same for directors and top managers?


The mystery of the called-off EGM

Hytex Integrated shareholders quickly reconsidered removing key directors


The Cadbury legacy

Corporate governance reforms must continue, but probably without long-time advocate Sir Adrian Cadbury.


Unit trust's CG challenge

THE Malaysian unit trust industry quietly recorded a milestone at the start of the year when the total net asset value (NAV) of its funds climbed above the RM300bil mark in January. That figure matters because it shows just how fast the industry has been growing in recent years.


World Bank looks at our vices

A report on risky behaviours highlights their impact on development


Time to end the SPAC-ulation?

We’re still waiting for SPACs to become capital market catalysts