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Time (August 23)

2018/ 08/ 26 by jd in Global News

It is shocking “that more than 65% of Japanese medical doctors who responded to a survey said reducing the entrance exam scores for women is unavoidable, since the extreme working hours make it impossible for female doctors to work full time while taking care of their children. Japanese society still sees household chores and childcare as the main responsibility of women, whether or not they are in paid employment.”

 

Reuters (August 16)

2018/ 08/ 19 by jd in Global News

“Banks still have to work to rebuild public trust, despite years of restructuring and paying fines and compensation for misbehaviour.” A YouGov survey found that “66 percent of adults in Britain do not trust banks to work in the best interests of society.”

 

Institutional Investor (October 5)

2017/ 10/ 08 by jd in Global News

In a recent survey “of 101 investors managing more than $1 trillion combined, 87 percent said they would support the activist campaign of a well-regarded investor if they believed change was necessary at the company in question…. Many of the investors view themselves as change makers, with roughly half saying their firms can meaningfully influence a company’s corporate governance.”

 

Reuters (August 22)

2017/ 08/ 24 by jd in Global News

Deflation “has hobbled Japan’s economy for nearly two decades, bedevilling policymakers despite drastic measures aimed at engineering a sustainable recovery.” For the sixth time, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) has delayed its 2% inflation target. This time until March 2020. Still, two-thirds of respondents in an August 1-16 Reuters Corporate Survey “saw the inflation goal as unrealistic,” with many of their responses further illustrating the complexities involved in overcoming deflation.

 

LA Times (June 27)

2017/ 06/ 29 by jd in Global News

“Slightly more Europeans now view the United States unfavorably under President Donald Trump than favorably, according to a survey of public attitudes.” Though Europeans consider Trump a strong leader, 75% think he is arrogant, 65% think he’s intolerant, and 62% believe he is dangerous. Looking beyond Europe, only “a median of 22% across all 37 countries surveyed expressed confidence that Trump will do the right thing when it comes to international affairs.”

 

Bloomberg (September 23)

2016/ 09/ 25 by jd in Global News

“Singapore has done it again. The city-state beat New Zealand to rank first in a survey of expat destinations for the second year running…. Singapore is the best place to live, work and raise a family abroad.”

 

Financial Times (September 8)

2016/ 09/ 09 by jd in Global News

“Dealmakers salivate over Japan Inc succession survey,” reads the headline. A survey on corporate succession by Japan’s Ministry for Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is being conducted on all first and second section TSE listed companies. The survey “is primarily an attempt to establish just how seriously Japan’s chief executives are taking the country’s corporate governance code a year after it was laid down,” but it may also reveal firms that, lacking a suitable successor, are open to acquisition by foreign companies.

 

Financial Times (September 10)

2014/ 09/ 11 by jd in Global News

“China and Japan are heading towards military conflict, according to a majority of Chinese surveyed on ties between the Asian powers in a Sino-Japanese poll.” According to the poll by Genron/China Daily, 87% of Chinese respondents view the Japanese unfavorably and 53% think the two countries will go to war. The same survey found 93% of Japanese view the Chinese unfavorably, but only 29% expect war to break out.

 

CFO.com (September Issue)

2012/ 09/ 28 by jd in Global News

“For the second straight year, corporate directors view reputational
risk as their chief concern, aside from financial risk.” The results are based on a survey by EisnerAmper LLP, which found “66% of 193 directors see reputational risk as their top concern, compared with 59% who named regulatory risk.”

“For the second straight year, corporate directors view reputational
risk as their chief concern, aside from financial risk.” The results are based on a survey by EisnerAmper LLP, which found “66% of 193 directors see reputational risk as their top concern, compared with 59% who named regulatory risk.”

 

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