Leadership

Rio exec named for OECD anti-bribery advisory group

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Former Rio executive Neville Tiffen named to all-star panel to fight bribery.

Petrobras nominates Vale CEO as its next chairman

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State-run oil firm looks for stability as corruption scandal continues to unfold.

One in 4 ASX300 boards have no women

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Federal government-owned corporations backtrack on female representation, study shows.

No pressure Joe, but you are back in the spotlight

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The Intergenerational Report is set to frame the story for the Treasurer's second budget, and he can't afford a misstep.

Public policy reforms will control our destiny

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Forget mainstream monetary and fiscal policies. What we need are productivity-enhancing policies.

It’s not easy being Warren

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Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders is full of useful advice for every chairman, CEO and fund manager out there -- if only they'd listen.

Profits up, animal spirits down

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Business leaders are complaining about political instability undermining confidence, but the real problem is the cost of doing business in Australia.

Energy investors are spooked by political uncertainty

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Investing in energy has always been a tricky business, but the added uncertainty created by political upheaval further damages investor confidence.

BHP's IR lessons for Australian companies

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While Tony Abbott will struggle to reform industrial relations, BHP is showing that companies can make the existing system work to their advantage.

Tackling intergenerational theft? Abbott doesn't have a clue

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Tony Abbott talking about putting a stop to intergenerational theft rings pretty hollow, considering this is the government that has axed the carbon tax, tried to increase university fees and hopes to cut youth welfare.

Chinese innovation and the Haier model

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The man who helped turn a Chinese state-owned fridge maker into a global white goods giant plans to transform the company into a platform for innovation.

Westpac’s Hartzer may cull old job

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New Westpac boss is preparing for a shake-up of bank's management structure: report.

Gyngell tops salary charts: report

Nine boss enjoys $19.6m salary, leads way from little-known head of investment firm.

Shareholder value maximisation is a dumb idea

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Rather than maximising shareholder value, the dominant corporate strategy since the 1980s has led to short-term thinking and a blow-out in CEO pay.

Treasury's Parkinson confident of outlook

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Outgoing Treasury boss Martin Parkinson says Australia will seize future opportunities.

What lies beneath the Vic election: tax

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The big tax squeeze is the key to the Victorian election results.

Class action risk has boards on edge

A fear of shareholder activism is deterring boards from offering earnings guidance.

Business heads lobby G20 leaders

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Business leaders to lobby G20 leaders with policy initiatives they believe will help exceed global growth targets.

The G20 will put Abbott's political management to the test

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The Abbott government wants to keep the G20 focused on economic issues, but climate change and Ebola have muscled their way on to the agenda.

From Green Army to national service

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Australia scrapped conscription in 1972 but with a new generation of young under-employed with few prospects for work, perhaps it’s time to revisit the merits of national service.

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