Case studies Archive

Jan 24, 2020
The week in investor relations: Climate change, sustainable funds and ‘diverse’ IPOs
– Questions are being asked over the voting record of Australian asset managers on climate change issues, reported the Financial Times (paywall). Data provided to the FT by Proxy Insight showed that some major investors had not supported any climate change resolutions during the 2018-2019 proxy season. The deadly wildfires during Australia’s 2019-2020 summer have raised the ...
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Jan 17, 2020
Nearly half of US and UK companies expect recession this year
US and UK executives are feeling pessimistic about the economic prospects for 2020 after a year of economic turbulence and geopolitical turmoil, according to a new study. About 46 percent of UK firms and 45 percent of US firms expect their economies to slide into recession during 2020, according to trade finance provider Stenn International. In fact, 33 percent of UK businesses and 15 percent of US businesses expect economic contraction of between 1 percent and 3 pe...
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Jan 17, 2020
The week in IR: Trade deals, $1 tn valuations and AI
- The US has signed an initial trade deal with China following two years of economic tussling that saw tariffs placed on goods worth hundreds of billions of dollars, reported the New York Times. The deal aims to open up China to more US companies and provide greater intellectual property protection. China has also said it will spend an addition $200 bn on US goods and services ...
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Jan 10, 2020
The week in investor relations: Investor pressure, reporting practices and cannabis ETFs
– Major institutional investors have called on British executives to buy more shares in their own companies to better align the interests of senior management and shareholders, reported the Financial Times (paywall). The investors, including Aviva Investors and Allianz Global Investors, think better alignment could help reduce corporate scandals. The topic is expected to be a key talki...
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Jan 03, 2020
The week in investor relations: Geopolitical risk, trade wars and arrest warrants
- Oil prices and safe haven assets have jumped in value after the US killed a senior Iranian military officer in Baghdad, reported the Financial Times (paywall). Brent crude and gold climbed on the news, which has severely escalated tensions between the US and Iran. Iran has said it will respond with retaliatory measures.  - US President Donald Trump said he will sign ‘phase on...
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Dec 17, 2019
Winning bids, new regulation and IR chatbots: Inside IR at PTT Exploration and Production
When asked to name the biggest challenge of the last 12 months, Nuchanong Sangkeaw, head of IR and capital markets at PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP), finds it hard to pick just one.  The company, a subsidiary of Thailand’s state-owned oil and gas giant PTT, has been through a series of highs and lows over the last year, ranging from a record gas discovery to fighting market perceptions over a major new contract.  Despite these events, the IR team...
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Dec 06, 2019
Winners of the IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2019 announced
China Resources Beer and Far East Consortium International led the pack at the IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2019, taking home four awards each. China Resources Beer won awards for best overall investor relations (large cap), best in region (China), best in sector (consumer), and Vincent Tse took home the best investor relations officer (large cap) award.   Far East Consortium International won for best overall investor relations (small to mid-cap), b...
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Dec 06, 2019
The week in investor relations: Trade-deal jitters, record ETF assets and world's largest IPO
– US President Donald Trump worried investors by suggesting a trade deal with China may not be imminent, the BBC reported. The president said at a NATO summit this week that he may wait ‘until after the election’ to strike a deal. The comments led US shares to fall sharply. Investors are still waiting to see whether a round of tariffs on consumer goods planned for December 15 will come into effect. – T...
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Dec 04, 2019
Winners announced for the IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2019
Century Pacific Food was the biggest winner at the IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2019, walking away with three prizes in all. The Philippine food company picked up awards for best overall investor relations (small cap), best annual report (small cap) and rising star for Giovanna Vera, Century Pacific’s head of IR and treasury. Following closely behind, CapitaLand, Manulife US REIT and Thai Union Group picked up two awards each. The awards we...
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