Posts Tagged ‘The Week That Was’

October 12th, 2009

The Week That Was (October 12th 2009)

One company that has been in the news a lot lately is Bank of America.The Board announced plans to appoint an emergency CEO. Of course, everyone has heard of Sallie Krawcheck’s ‘don’t-want it-but-behind -the- scenes-working-to-get- it’ bid for the CEO position at BOA.

The Justice department is getting personal in its fight against corruption. Employees and not just corporations are now being charged with corruption. 2 employees of KBR Inc.(formerly Halliburton Co.) as well as 6 employees of Control Components were charged under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The Indian Offshore services provider Satyam, a disastrous example of India’s corporate governance oversight, is on the market once again.
L&T is looking to sell its stake in Satyam that it purchased early this year.

Last week also recorded the basement price at which Phibro LLC (a part of Citigroup) was sold to Occidental. Citigroup was rumoured to have been arm twisted into selling Phibro to rid itself of the highly compensated energy trader Andrew Hall. His compensation for 2008 was around $98 million and a huge source of aggravation for Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit who had to face more than usual flak over Citi’s pay practices.

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October 5th, 2009

The Week That Was (October 4th 2009)

As part of our effort to make the InvesGuard blog more effective and impactful, each week we will try to summarize and present the past week’s most exciting news.


The big shocker for last week of course, was the big question mark that remained after Kenneth Lewis’ sudden (but not unexpected) resignation announcement. Read the rest of this entry »

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