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.

US firms like Microsoft, Google lead EU lobbying league

US companies, including tech rivals Microsoft and Google , were among leading spenders on corporate lobbying in Brussels last year, a Reuters review of new data showed.

Legalise corporate lobbying, advocacy in India: Assocham

Assocham said making lobbying legal would lead to a clean way of approaching policymakers.

Radia tapes: Ratan Tata, Cyrus Mistry to be examined

Ratan Tata and Cyrus Mistry will be examined by CBI in connection with Radia tapes.

Niira Radia's firms to be prosecuted: SFIO tells SC

The Serious Fraud Investigating Office (SFIO) has told the Supreme Court that it is all set to prosecute various Vaishnavi group companies owned by controversial former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia for alleged violation of the Companies Act.

No tax evasion angle to probe in Radia tapes: I-T to SC

The Income Tax department, on directions of the Supreme Court in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation case, has found no instance of tax evasion after going through the entire range of intercepted conversations of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia.

Radia tapes: CBI to examine more journalists, business honchos

CBI sources said the agency would give details of examinations carried out by it in connection with 14 preliminary enquiries arising out of tapped conversations.

Radia tapes: CBI to examine more journalists, business honchos

CBI will approach Supreme Court soon seeking more time to probe intercepted communications of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia as it has lined up examination of some prominent journalists and business honchos whose conversations have come under scrutiny of the agency.

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.

2G case: Did not know if Radia was lobbying for Tatas, says Chief IO

The Chief Investigating Officer (CIO) in the 2G spectrum allocation case Tuesday told a Delhi court that he was not aware whether former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia used to do "lobbying" with Department of Telecom and other departments for the Tatas.

SC bench recuses from hearing Niira Radia tape case

The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice G.S. Singhvi Wednesday recused itself from hearing the matter.

Radia Tapes: CBI registers four enquiries, 10 more soon

CBI Tuesday commenced its probe into four issues in connection with the tapped conversations of lobbyist Niira Radia with various high-profile individuals as part of its separate preliminary enquiries (PE) in 14 related cases.

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.

'Rules do not require Indian cos to disclose lobbying details'

Indian companies are not required to make any disclosures regarding their lobbying activities and the country's regulations have no provision as yet in this regard, the government said Monday.

Govt mulls regulating corporate lobbying

Amid the raging storm over the
Niira Radia tapes, Corporate Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid
today said his ministry would hold discussions with other
ministries to regulate corporate lobbying.