Category Archives: Corporate governance

An outlaw story

We all like a good outlaw story, whether a western bandit, a gangster or a spy.  Fortunately, in finance, we also have outlaws.  One guise of them is insider traders. Unfortunately, most of them are neither very likeable, neither very … Continue reading

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What’s in a name ?

You probably all know EasyJet, the British low-cost airline.  What you probably don’t know, is that it doesn’t own its brand name.  Its founder, the young Greek-Cypriot businessman Stelios Haji-Ioannou (in the meantime Sir Stelios), has kept the name for … Continue reading

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What do you do with $ 30 bn cash ?

On October 10th, it was revealed that Google is developing a self-driving car and that it had already tested it over 140,000 miles of public roads. I also learned, reading  that article, that Google is sponsoring a prize for landing … Continue reading

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