By Richard Ketchen on February 17, 2011
“A DECENT annual report is becoming like a hygiene factor—it’s like washing your teeth on a daily basis.” That was the observation of Mikus Janvars, Director of Corporate Finance at Evli Securities, one of several analysts featured recently in the video embedded below.
By Dominic Jones on April 8, 2010
SEVERAL months ago, I stumbled across information in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing that raises important questions about the integrity of information posted on the popular Wikinvest website.
By Dominic Jones on October 19, 2006
WARREN BUFFETT wrote recently in a memo to his managers that just because everyone else is doing something shady, doesn’t make it acceptable. He could have been writing about the Web today, where deception and dishonesty are rife. Of course, this is nothing new. The Web has been a hunting ground for scammers, spammers, spies [...]
By Dominic Jones on October 17, 2006
AS THE Internet increasingly becomes a major influencer of public perceptions, corporations are under pressure to manage their reputations online. But sometimes companies’ efforts to influence public perceptions can lead them into gray areas where poor judgments can have serious consequences for their reputations. In other cases, seemingly inconsequential decisions can be interpreted negatively. Even [...]
By Dominic Jones on August 10, 2006
By IR Web Report Staff DAIWA Securities Analyst James Enck has publicly criticized German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom on his blog for issuing a late-night profit warning that surprised analysts for its severity and caused a sharp sell-off in the firm’s stock. “I arrived at work this morning at 6:45 to find that Deutsche Telekom [...]
By Dominic Jones on July 6, 2006
A CEO lobby group has attacked the media’s portrayal of their compensation with a report claiming the pay is fair — but the group’s research is being called into question. On Wednesday, the Business Roundtable issued a news release saying that growth in CEO pay has trailed shareholder returns. It also attacked media coverage of [...]
By Dominic Jones on January 26, 2005
AT A RECENT roundtable discussion for Chief Executive magazine, several CEOs got together to brainstorm about how to win back the public’s faith in them. After talking about better governance, team building, customer relations and adopting good causes, these CEOs still couldn’t come up with an answer to their dilemma. To be fair, a lot [...]