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Tougher penalties for disqualified directors proposed as part of UK government plans to increase corporate 'transparency and trust'

Company directors convicted of offences overseas could be banned from serving on the boards of UK companies, while courts could also be given the power to force disqualified directors to pay compensation to those who have lost money as a result of their actions,... 22 Apr 2014

"Homogenised" new EU non-financial reporting requirements will create hefty burdens for mid-tier businesses, says expert

New rules requiring EU companies with over 500 employees to report on measures including environmental impact, workforce diversity and anti-bribery and corruption controls will "widen the gulf" between large-scale multinational businesses and their mid-tier... 17 Apr 2014

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Criminal sanctions for market abuse on the way as European member states' representatives approve Commission proposals

Market abuse rules in Europe will be broadened to include abuse on electronic trading platforms and offences related to the manipulation of benchmarks, such as LIBOR or EURIBOR following the approval of new rules by EU member states' representatives. 16 Apr 2014

UK-based Tullow Oil becomes first to include country-by-country global tax payments in annual reports

A major oil company listed on the FTSE 100 has become the first energy and natural resources firm to include a breakdown of the taxes it paid to national governments on each project as part of its annual reporting requirements - one year before new legal requirements... 26 Mar 2014

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