Stories by Gaurav Sharma

Zurich Insurance rocked by CFO’s suicide

The CFO of Zurich Insurance, Pierre Wauthier, who committed suicide last week, wrote about his relationship with chairman, Josef Ackermann, in a suicide note, the company confirmed on Friday.

Written by Gaurav Sharma02 Sept. 13 09:59

G8 2013 Summit: Leaders agree to curb tax evasion

The leaders of the G8 group of industrialised nations have agreed to clamp down on tax evasion, money laundering and corporate tax avoidance schemes, following the conclusion of their 2013 summit in Lough Erne, Enniskillen in Northern Ireland on Tuesday.

Written by Gaurav Sharma19 June 13 17:04

G8 2013 Summit: UK PM calls for fairer taxes & transparency

UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who will be chairing the G8 2013 summit as part of the UK’s presidency of the industrialised group of nations, said fairer taxes, greater transparency and more trade would be the key themes of the meeting.

Written by Gaurav Sharma18 June 13 10:33

Amy Hood named Microsoft CFO

Microsoft has named Amy Hood as its group CFO in an internal promotion, announced late on Thursday.

Written by Gaurav Sharma13 May 13 09:58

Google’s Schmidt defends UK tax record

Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt defended his company's payment of a mere £6.09 million (A$9.06m) in UK corporation tax for 2011 on a turnover of £395 million and said his firm's management of its tax bill was not very different from British firms in the US market.

Written by Gaurav Sharma23 April 13 11:07

WTO lowers trade growth forecast for 2013

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has lowered its trade growth forecast for 2013 from 4.5 percent to 3.3 percent.

Written by Gaurav Sharma11 April 13 10:47

Genpact SVP tackles evolving client needs

In the nascent but highly promising world of business process management, the competition is stiff and rewards for success are aplenty. Genpact, which began life as a GE company, has certainly made its presence felt in little over a decade.

Written by Gaurav Sharma26 March 13 10:38

Enterprising solutions: SAP CFO Elena Shishkina

Enterprise application, analytics and efficiency solutions provider SAP has some of the biggest names in the corporate world as its clients with a number of FTSE 100 finance chiefs relying on it for customised software platforms.

Written by Gaurav Sharma04 March 13 12:14

OECD demands tax clampdown on multinationals

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has called for an urgent overhaul of international corporate tax regulations to curb multinationals corporations’ employment of loopholes, in various jurisdictions.

Written by Gaurav Sharma13 Feb. 13 09:57