- Activist urges ‘fix’ for Silicon ValleySilicon Valley’s approach to pay and shareholder rights puts it out of line with governance practices elsewhere in corporate .
- Citi 2013 pay awards backed by investorsSupport comes after shareholder rebuke two years ago but follows Federal Reserve’s decision to block the bank’s plans to .
- Cable warns FTSE 100 groups over payCabinet minister sharpens opposition to ‘excessive and disproportionate pay’ in the corporate sector ahead of Barclays’ annual .
- Russian bank launches post-
Crimea bondThe bond issue could indicate a thawing in Russia’s debt capital markets, largely put on hold as global political discord over . . .
- US judges review insider trading lawAppeals court considers whether government’s position on key points of law varied depending on which judge they were talking to
- Tencent $2.
5bn bond sale defies tech gloomOnline gaming group’s deal is part of medium- term notes programme established earlier this month, and is split into three- year . . .
- French ‘time-
bomb’ can be safely defusedBreathing space offered by France’s favourable sovereign funding environment creates scope for a gradual restructuring process
- Goldman finds it’s hard to restore a shineInvestors are no longer paying for Goldman as if it is exceptional.
Restoring the brilliance premium is going to be a tough ask . . .
- Fund managers adopt smart approachSome active management groups have developed the smart beta strategy as it becomes harder to produce so-
called alpha returns . . .
- Italy’s big banks in US link on bad loansUniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo are expected to announce they have signed a preliminary agreement with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts .