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Carillion audit chief faces ISS pressure at Victrex

The former chair of Carillion’s audit committee faces a battle to keep his role at another listed company after an influential advisor withdrew its backing for his re-election. Sky News has learnt that Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has recommended that investors in Victrex, a polymer manufacturer, abstain on the …

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Fitness tracker Strava lights up military base

Military personnel around the world have been publicly sharing their exercise routes online – including those inside or near military bases.Online fitness tracker Strava has published a “heatmap” showing the paths its users log as they run or cycle.It appears to show the structure of foreign military bases in …

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Carillion tried to 'wriggle out' of pension contributions

Carillion “wriggled out” of payments into its company pension schemes as its troubles grew, while it carried on paying shareholder dividends and bosses’ bonuses, say MPs.The Work and Pensions Committee is questioning the way pension investments were managed at the collapsed outsourcing giant.The schemes overall are in deficit.But last …

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Auditor KPMG faces Carillion investigation

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) says it is investigating KPMG’s audit of financial statements by Carillion ahead of the company’s collapse. The accounting watchdog said its inquiry would cover 2014, 2015 and 2016, and additional audit work carried out last year to determine if any relevant requirements had been …

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Carillion 'tried to wriggle out' of pension demands

Carillion has been accused of attempting to “wriggle out” of pensions obligations while paying out tens of millions in shareholder dividends and pay for bosses. The Commons Work and Pensions Committee has said the firm’s pensions deficit could stand at £990m – far higher than the £590m previously reported …

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Taiwan's techies battle its 'play safe' culture

Taiwan is stepping up efforts to turn itself into Asia’s Silicon Valley. One major challenge impeding its start-ups is a culture that shies away from taking risks. This is something industry and government is working hard to change. Producer, Pamela Parker; Cameraman, Sean Chang; Reporter, Cindy Sui Source: BBC …

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