Corporate Governance


SOEs often manage huge budgets and control valuable national assets. When accountability is lacking, they tend to deliver a poor financial return on these investments. Analyzing SOE performance is complicated by the multiple missions that SOEs often pursue, which is why there can be no one-size-fits all approach. But a good starting point is assessing whether the SOE has achieved the goals laid out by the government and the company’s own leadership.


The OBS 2017 results suggest that whatever factors contributed to improvements in transparency in the region between 2012 and 2015 were insufficient in maintaining these gains in 2017. Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa that increased their OBI score by more than five points between 2012 and 2015 declined by more on average between 2015 and 2017 than the countries that were not substantial improvers between 2012 and 2015.

Big demand for debt restructuring services in emerging markets-adviser

May 17 Debt restructuring advisers are being kept busy by emerging markets and demand for their services is likely to increase as weak commodities and tougher capital markets batter the sector, a top restructuring executive told Reuters.

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Big companies disclose too little on operations abroad: watchdog

The world's biggest companies disclose little or no financial details about their operations abroad, according to a report by Transparency International, which singled out Chinese companies but pointed to U.S. tech giants like Amazon (...

South-East Asian capital market leaders pursue sustainable business agenda as new exchanges join SSE

The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative held its first Regional Dialogue for South East Asia in the heart of Bangkok 18 May. Hosted by the Stock Exchange of Thailand, the event convened capital market leaders to tackle the most relevant and pressing...