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Economics, Policy & Regulation

Pharma Prices Raise Eyebrows

<strong>US: </strong>Heather Bresch, the CEO of Mylan, an American pharmaceuticals company, finds herself at the center of one of the biggest pharma controversies in recent years: price-gouging.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Corruption: Offer Jokes Instead Of Bribes

<strong>Management | Corruption</strong><br /> At the anticorruption summit held in London last month, world leaders pledged to fight tax dodging, boost transparency and redouble efforts to confiscate and repatriate stolen assets to many of the world’s poorest countries.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Multinationals Need A Culture Shock

<strong>Management | Corporate Culture</strong><br /> Several recent financial and corruption scandals have forced multinationals to develop comprehensive corporate conduct and compliance programs.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Shamed Panama Sees Its Flourishing Economy At Risk

<strong>Panama</strong><br /> The country has been a stellar performer in Latin America, but now a worldwide scandal about its massive offshore financial industry is putting Panama’s economic growth at risk.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Taking The Long View: Crises Demand Attention, But So Do Long-Term Trends.

Corporate leaders can be forgiven for not thinking too far ahead. The length of time that investors hold stock has fallen. Share-holders want fast rewards—and quick fixes when performance flags. Moreover, given the upheavals and macroeconomic uncertainties of the past decade, many CEOs and CFOs have been preoccupied with firefighting.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Slavery Act Puts Company Reputations On The Line

Management | Corporate Governance With the enactment of the Modern Slavery Act in October, the United Kingdom has made a new addition to the growing body of compliance regulations sprouting up globally.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Building Consensus With The Private Sector

Thomas Gass, assistant secretary-general for policy coordination and interagency affairs in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations, talked with Global Finance about the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals and how the private sector can help.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Family And Board Divisions At Heart Of Volkswagens Problems

Management | Auto Manufacturers The Volkswagen emissions scandal, which saw the company fudge emissions tests to make its cars appear less polluting, has resulted in a new CEO appointment, the suspension of key executives and a proposed group restructure.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Shareholder Activism Is Coming To A Boardroom Near You

Management | Corporate Boards Led by investors such as Carl Icahn, Bill Ackman and Jeff Smith, and targeting companies from DuPont to PepsiCo, campaigns by activist investors have become a common occurrence in the United States in the past few decades.
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