PERHAPS the most controversial rule in the recent corporate governance changes has been the strengthening of the "nine-year rule" for independent directors.

MUCH of the corporate headlines today on fraud, business impropriety, undisclosed interested party transactions and lapses in accounting judgment can be traced to the issue of governance. For an...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

WE refer to our article headlined "The things independent directors do for shareholders" (BT, Sept 19, 2018) and would like to reply to the two companies that have responded it....