Wal-Mart improves lobbying disclosure after shareholder push

Wal-Mart Stores said it will start disclosing directly to investors what it spends on lobbying on a state-by-state basis, responding to shareholder pressure to improve transparency on how the retailing giant seeks to influence public policy.

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Google lobbying spending reached new high in early 2015

Google Inc, already one of Washington`s biggest spenders, set a company record for its lobbying activity in the first quarter of 2015 when it spent $5.5 million, according to a government database.

Lobbying exposes EU to corruption risk says watchdog

EU governments and institutions must adopt robust rules for powerful lobbies seeking to shape laws and policy or face the risk of corruption, anti-graft watchdog Transparency International warned Wednesday.

Discrimination in conferring Bharat Ratna: Are they entirely fair?

While choosing the recipient for the prestigious Bharat Ratna, are the selectors entirely fair? Are their decisions just a matter of convenience or are they politically motivated?

Italian players hound referees, says Nemanja Vidic
Italian players hound referees, says Nemanja Vidic

Inter Milan defender Nemanja Vidic has admitted he is still getting used to the nuances of the Italian game, including seeing fellow players lobbying match officials for favourable decisions.

Walmart: Govt discloses file notings on Mudgal panel

The government has disclosed confidential file notings related to setting up of Justice Mukul Mudgal panel that probed alleged lobbying activities by retail major Walmart in India.

Amazon steps up US lobbying for Indian FDI; Walmart on halt

After supermarket giant Walmart, it is online retail major Amazon which appears to be lobbying hard with the US lawmakers to seek their support for facilitating its "foreign direct investment in India".

Sri Lanka lobbying in US ahead of key rights resolution

Sri Lanka has intensified lobbying in the US Congress ahead of a resolution that the country is expected to face in the UN rights body next month over alleged war crimes during the military campaign against LTTE rebels.

Google tops ten US tech firms in spending $61mn lobbying Washington

Google has yet again topped amongst the ten largest US technology companies in collectively spending more than 61 million dollars lobbying Washington in 2013, a report revealed.

Niira Radia questioned by CBI

Former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia has been questioned by CBI in connection with the ongoing probe related to her tapped telephone conversation with industrialists and others.

At last, BBMP has standing committees

The much-delayed election for the various standing committees of the BBMP was finally completed on Monday, amid intense lobbying by corporators for plum posts and much give-and-take by political leaders.

Lobbying through illegal means can't be permitted: Pilot

Advocating a transparent system for stakeholders to put across their viewpoint on policy matters, Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot says lobbying needs to be defined to differentiate it from influencing the policymakers through illegal means.

US Immigration Bill: Nasscom hires lobbyist, PR and law firms

With the USD 87 billion software export industry being hit by the new US immigration law, IT services industry body Nasscom has hired influential lobbyist, public relation and law firms to plead the case of Indian firms with Congressmen.

Lobbying should be done in public, not behind doors: Pilot

"I think, there should be a very clear definition of what constitutes corporate lobbying in India, given the arrival of large number of foreign companies on Indian landscape.

MCA examining reports on Walmart lobbying

Government is examining reports on Walmart's lobbying activities with American lawmakers so as to enter the Indian market, Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot said Monday.

Probe panel on Walmart lobbying to meet Monday

The government-appointed panel looking into Walmart's lobbying with American lawmakers for its entry into the Indian market is likely to meet Monday and deliberate on information provided by the retail giant.

Boeing, Pfizer, Dow among US entities lobbying on India issues

At least a dozen US-based entities, including giants like Boeing, Pfizer, Dow Chemicals and Morgan Stanley, have indulged in lobbying among the American lawmakers here regarding India-related trade issues since the beginning of this year.

The Lobby Against Lobbying

One should not think that lobbying is restricted to organized groups. Even individuals try to influence others in their favour.