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QPIC wins ‘Excellence in Governance’ award

Kuwait-based Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC) has won second place in the ‘Excellence Award in Governance’  as part of the annual GCC Governance Conference recently. The firm outperformed a number of

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Corporate governance ‘is playing key growth role’

Bahrain has paid great attention to the concepts of corporate governance to increase investor confidence and boost economic growth, a top minister said. Industry and Commerce Dr Hassan Fakhro was speaking after opening the first A

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Family businesses 'must professionalise governance'

Arab family businesses face the risk of destruction of value if they fail to professionalise the governance structures of their businesses, an expert has warned. Global statistics show that less than 10 per cent of family business

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Global Internet governance talks in jeopardy

A landmark attempt to set global rules for overseeing the Internet is threatening to fall apart as a rift pitting the US and some Western countries against the rest of the world widened, participants in the talks said. A 12-day co

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Strong controls urged for unified GCC currency

Strong governance and a solid framework for budget and fiscal policies will be required for a future GCC unified currency, said former European Central Bank president Jean Claude Trichet. Trichet was speaking at an annual international sym

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Confidence 'lacking in global economy'

There is very little confidence worldwide in the state of the global economy and in global governance over the next 12 months, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Confidence Index. Less than 10 per cent of the over 1,000 global

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Dr Saidi appointed to global advisory body

Dr Nasser Saidi, executive director of Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance, was appointed to the Private Sector Advisory Group of the Global Corporate Governance Forum, an institution of the World Bank driving global corporate governance r

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Dubai SME, Hawkamah to develop corporate code

Dubai SME, an agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED), has joined hands with Hawkamah – the Regional Institute for Corporate Governance – to develop a code for SMEs on corporate governance. The first-ever code with key prin

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Cass Business School, Hawkamah in tie-up

Cass Business School Dubai, part of City University London, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hawkamah, the Institute for Corporate Governance, which will advance the implementation of corporate governance best practice in the Mi

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Bahrain launches transparency drive

Bahrain has launched an initiative to increase transparency and accountability in the public sector. A capacity development facility is being set up to aid the venture, which hopefully will eventually benefit the entire Gulf. It wi

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