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Commentary on Corporate Governance Issues

October 28, 2016

Tata Sons, while not listed, sits at the apex of the largest business group in India. It enjoys a stellar reputation and is considered the epitome of all that is good and ethical. It sets the tone and tenor that all other Indian companies try follow. And it is in this...

October 27, 2016

How often does the board discuss company culture? The Wells Fargo and the Volkswagen incidents highlight the importance of – or rather, the lack of – a corporate culture that put ethical behavior ahead of performance targets.

It took a seemingly long time for the board...

October 24, 2016

The State Bank of India (SBI) is modernizing itself. It is leveraging technology, improving the quality of disclosures in its annual report, and behaving as any market leader should. But, its ability to become a beacon of good corporate governance is being scuttled by...

October 20, 2016

The Aditya Birla group contends that housing the Aditya Birla group’s financial services business within Grasim will help it leverage a stronger balance sheet. But, without any explicit support from Grasim, it is unlikely to benefit from Grasim’s stronger credit qualit...

October 19, 2016

On 8 July 2016, SEBI amended the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2016, to make it mandatory for the top 500 listed companies to formulate and disclose a dividend distribution policy. In order to help companies through this transition...

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