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UPDATE 2-European shares slide on rise in coronavirus cases, weak U.S. data   
February 22, 2020
Source: CNBC - *Coronavirus cases rie in China, Japan, South Korea. Feb 21- European shares fell on Friday after data showing stalling business activity in the United States exacerbated a fall spurred by a spike in the number of coronavirus...
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Ethical investing: The first-time investor's guide to trying out stocks without compromising your values   
February 22, 2020
Source: i - MoneyBox’s socially responsible fund tracks the MSCI World ESG Leaders Index, which considers environmental ... Oval offers different pots depending on what factor is most important to you, be it women on the board,...
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Berlin: 1st European Film Politics Seminar – Protecting Independent Film Production   
February 22, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Leading industry reps gathered on the opening day of Berlin’s European Film Market for what is certain to be a continuing discussion about leveling the playing field for independent producers across Europe and demanding...
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Corporate Governance Needs to Go Beyond Gender Pay   
February 22, 2020
Source: TMCnet - While some companies voluntarily disclosed the difference in pay between the CEO and the wider workforce in their 2018 annual report, all listed companies with more than 250 UK employees will need to make that disclosure this...
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Governance must be left to lawmakers and delivering verdicts to judges: Ravi Shankar Prasad   
February 22, 2020
Source: Scroll - Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said governance must be left to elected representatives and delivering judgements should be left to judges, PTI reported. Speaking at the International Judicial Conference 2020...
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Developer donates $100M for innovation center in Detroit   
February 22, 2020
Source: SFGate - DETROIT (AP) — A wealthy real estate developer announced in a Friday statement that he is donating $100 million to help kickstart a fundraising campaign for construction of the University of Michigan's Detroit Center for...
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Boris Johnson Gets Early Vote of Economic Confidence From U.K. Data   
February 22, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson sailed through his new government’s first major economic health check as he prepares to lead the nation through a potentially bumpy Brexit transition. A raft of indicators this week from...
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U.S. Stocks Fall, Gold Rallies on Bid for Safety: Markets Wrap   
February 22, 2020
Source: MSN - U.S. stocks sank, gold surged and Treasury yields tumbled as investors took a defensive stance amid renewed concern about the economic impact of the coronavirus as it spreads outside of China. Chipmakers led losses as the S&P...
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Capital Center Names Governance Fellow   
February 22, 2020
Source: University of California, Davis - Former state legislator Fran Pavley has been named by UC Center Sacramento as its governance fellow for 2020, to work with undergraduates from around the university system who are enrolled in the center’s quarterlong...
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Stocks head for worst week in four as coronavirus spreads   
February 22, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Shares across the world fell on Friday and were set for their worst week in four as investors dumped riskier assets for the safety of bonds and gold, with coronavirus cases in China and elsewhere spreading.
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