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March 30, 2015

Investors have backed the second-generation chief executive of Otsuka Kagu in a feud with her father, who wanted her ousted from the family business.

Investors have backed the second-generation chief executive of Otsuka Kagu in a feud with her father, who wanted her ousted from the family business.

Kumiko Otsuka, 47, succeeded her father to the helm of the Japanese furniture retailer in 2009, and has been attempting to give the company more mass market appeal in order to compete with brands like Ikea.

However, her father, company founder Katsuhisa Otsuka, has accused her of taking the firm down market.

June 20, 2014

Multi-billion dollar family-controlled shopping mall chain Westfields has only just gained enough shareholder votes to split the group into two independent companies.

Multi-billion dollar family-controlled shopping mall chain Westfields has only just gained enough shareholder votes to split the group into two independent companies.

Westfield Group currently has 87 properties across Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom, but under the restructure the business’s Australasian assets will merge with the Westfield Retail Trust (WRT) to form the Scentre Group.

The split leaves Westfield Group, controlled by the Lowy family, to focus on its international business.

October 21, 2013

Rupert Murdoch has been reelected as chairman of the board for entertainment company 21st Century Fox, despite opposition from several shareholder groups and a top proxy advisory firm.

Rupert Murdoch has been reelected as chairman of the board for entertainment company 21st Century Fox, despite opposition from several shareholder groups and a top proxy advisory firm.

His sons, Lachlan and James, were also reelected to the 12-person board.

The vote was made last Friday at the first shareholder meeting of the company, which was separated from the publishing arm of Murdoch's News Corp in June this year.

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