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November 26, 2013
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CIRI Announces the Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) Graduates

The Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) congratulates the Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) graduates.

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IIRC Pilot Programme Yearbook 2013

The IIRC Pilot Programme Yearbook 2013 has been released this month, detailing the journeys of the IIRC Pilot Programme businesses and investors as they work towards . It describes how businesses are connecting departments, and developing their strategies for longer term value creation.

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Global Gold Mine and Deposit Rankings 2013

A meticulous examination of existing and future gold supply.

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Has the TSX Raised the Bar on Listing Criteria for Mineral Exploration and Development-Stage Companies?

Mining companies looking to access the capital markets to finance project development list their shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) more than on any other stock exchange.

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ISS Releases 2014 Proxy Voting Policies

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), a leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community, today released 2014 updates to its benchmark proxy voting policies for the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific region.

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Canadian Securities Regulators Propose New Exemption for Distributions to Security Holders

The securities regulatory authorities in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Prince Edward Island today published for comment a proposed prospectus exemption that would, subject to certain conditions, allow issuers listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) to raise money by distributing securities to their existing security holders.

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Keeping Activist Investors Away

Ways to keep activist investors away include boosting performance, improving capital allocation and strengthening your competitive edge.

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Securities Regulators Propose Amendments to Oil and Gas Disclosure Standards

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have published for comment proposed amendments to National Instrument 51-101 Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities (NI 51-101) and Companion Policy 51-101CP Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities (51-101CP). NI 51-101 and 51-101CP set forth the disclosure standards applicable to reporting issuers engaged in oil and gas activities. In the proposed amendments, the CSA target several aspects of the disclosure regime applicable to oil and gas reporting issuers.

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Activist Investors Get More Respect Amid Strong Returns

There was a time when corporate executives immediately turned defensive when an activist investor demanded a management shakeup or stock buyback, but those times are changing.

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ANALYSIS-Investors Take Aim at 'Male, Pale and Stale' U.S. Boards

American boardrooms are looking grayer than ever. More retired executives are being offered directorships, mandatory retirement ages are rising, and directors are staying on longer.

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When Facing Activist Investors, Fight Has Gone 24/7

When Carl C. Icahn sought to oppose a buyout of Dell this year, he turned to his classic playbook, issuing impassioned proclamations to shareholders. But his preferred method of delivering these dispatches was new: Twitter.

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