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Can New Zealand be world leading on disclosure?

NBR - OPINION Penny Nelson
A group of businesses wants to see New Zealand take the lead in the way we report and share our financial, social and environmental plans and performance. The NZX’s review of its corporate governance reporting requirements within the NZX Main Board Listing Rules is an important step along that path.

Firms Don't Supply Enough Long-Term Data: Report

Companies should scrap quarterly earnings forecasts and instead provide more information helpful to long-term investors, a new report suggests.

VW Scandal May Give Investors 'Kick Up the Backside' When Evaluating Governance

The scandal at Volkswagen AG impacted the portfolios of many investors in European equities this week and raised questions about the carmaker's inclusion in sustainable stock market indexes. Allianz Global Investors, part of the asset management division of Europe's largest insurer, does not hold Volkswagen in its Global Sustainability fund, according to its portfolio manager Paul Schofield. He explains why to Bloomberg Brief Editor Siobhan Wagner and talks about the lessons sustainable investors can learn from this week's events. The interview has been edited for space and clarity.

Why investors should support corporate governance Forum

Thirty years ago New Zealand’s markets were quite rightly regarded as the Wild West of the financial world. Insider trading was rife, boards and management teams often focused more on how they could make money for themselves than for their shareholders and investing money into the equity market was like swimming through a shark-infested pool.

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