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The 3 Cs of defending a siege from short-sellers

Failing to address allegations efficiently and effectively in a 24/7 world can lead to a massive loss of investors' confidence.

When a company is under siege, its board of directors has a clear legal duty to do everything it can to defend the company.

IN RECENT months, commodities supply chain manager Noble Group Limited has found itself the target of short-selling research firms. Noble's woes began in February this year with anonymous blogger Iceberg Research publishing a three-part report alleging, among other things, that Noble had "