The European Parliament (EP) has announced that, under a draft European Union (EU) Directive recently voted by the EP, stock exchange listed companies in the EU must improve on the "open, transparent procedure for appointing non-executive board members to listed companies" and ensure that by 2020 at least 40% of their non-executive directors are women.
The Isle of Man Department of Economic Development (DED) has announced that the Isle of Man recently hosted delegates from the European Business Register and the company registries of a number of jurisdictions, including the United Kingdom (UK) and Crown dependencies, at the recent Common Law Companies Registry Workshop that was themed "Transparency and Trust".
The European Commission (EC) has announced that it has fined eight international financial institutions a total of €1,712,468,000 after finding that the banks participated in "illegal cartels in markets for financial derivatives covering the European Economic Area (EEA)", thereby breaching the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and the EEA Agreement.
The United Kingdom (UK) Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has made available Ensuring the UK remains open for business - requirements for foreign-owned firms (13 November 2013), a speech delivered by FCA supervision director Clive Adamson at the Association of Foreign Banks, London.
The United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has made available the following recent speeches by FCA chief executive Martin Wheatley that examine the investment regulation landscape with reference to ethics, conduct and culture:
France's financial markets regulator the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has announced the findings of its latest "mystery shopping" campaigns through which financial product retailers are covertly evaluated through the deployment of constructed customer profiles.
The United Kingdom National Audit Office (NAO) has released its memorandum The Ministry of Justice's electronic monitoring contracts (19 November 2013), which sets out the UK Ministry of Justice's (MoJ) decision to commission an independent forensic audit of its electronic monitoring contracts with the firms G4S and Serco.
The United Kingdom (UK) Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that Carillion AM Government Ltd (Carillion) has been fined £180,000 and ordered to pay £28,551 in costs for breaching the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 c. 37 (UK) after a motorist sustained serious injuries from colliding with traffic signs at a road closure near Saxmundham.
United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister David Cameron has made available his speech delivered at the Open Government Partnership Summit 2013 on 31 October 2013, in which he states that the UK government intends to create a publicly accessible central registry of information on beneficial ownership.
The European Parliament (EP) Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (the LIBE Committee) has announced that the EP, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) and EU member nation national governments have reached provisional agreement on the text of a draft law that would provide non-EU-citizen seasonal workers with improved working and living conditions.
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