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Will this lead to better corporate governance in 2014? - Views on News from Equitymaster
 
 
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  • Dec 26, 2013

    Will this lead to better corporate governance in 2014?

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    Do these points feature in your financial resolution for 2014?
    Financial planning is all about discipline. Ineffective planning can render your finances haywire and result in unnecessary spending. So, having a effective plan in place is of utmost importance. With 2013 coming to an end most people take new year resolutions. And if you too do plan to take one, and it is on the financial side make sure that these five points happen to be on your resolution list. It will help you manage your finances better. Read on to find out more about it.(Schwab)

    Will this lead to better corporate governance in 2014?
    We can call this one of the biggest triumphs for investors in 2013. Some of the biggest PSUs in India, like Coal India were subject to investor activism in 2013. Elsewhere in the world, activist investors made it very difficult for company management to take minority shareholders for granted. As this article in Financial Times, activist hedge fund managers are sitting on a record amount of money to deploy against underperforming companies. Some of them are even slated to fetch a board seat. But will this mean that attitude towards corporate governance and minority shareholders will change for good? Read on to find out. (Financial Times)

    Is inflation about to return in US?
    It is the great dread. Right now, inflationary pressures are weak in the Eurozone, and deflation is seriously looking like it is back on the agenda. But suppose, just suppose, that from out of nowhere inflation starts to rise, and central banks find that, in order to keep it in check, not only must the rate of interest rise, but the real rate of interest - that is to say relative to inflation - must rise too. Then what? Read on to find out.(Bloomberg)

    How PE firms assess potential investments?
    A PE investor must evaluate several factors in order to determine whether any given investment opportunity is a good one (and is appropriate for the PE firm). Research is needed in order to understand a company's financials, market position, industry trends, and debt financing available. So what are the essential required to assess an investment opportunity and conduct due diligence for all types of investments. Read on to find out.(Cfaw)

    Should your business accept bitcoins?
    More merchants are beginning to accept bitcoins in exchange for goods and services. Although bitcoin is well-suited to purchasing services online, that doesn't mean it can't be used for physical goods too. So should your business start accepting bitcoins? (Bitcoinwarrior)

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