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Latest News

News briefs: FAF appointment
24 October, 2014 Mary Crotty has been appointed chief operating officer of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF), the oversight organisation of the US accounting standard-setting body the Financial Accounting Standards Board or FASB
  • India envisages auditors as whistleblowers
    24 April, 2014 The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is to issue guidance about the implementation of the auditor’s duty to report on fraud to the authorities, in accordance with the recently enacted Companies Act 2013
  • ICAI to bar Satyam auditors
    23 April, 2014 India’s accounting regulator, the Institute of Chartered Accountants India (ICAI), is to bar three of its members as a result of their role in the Satyam scandal.
  • Trans-Tasman profession raises global profile
    14 April, 2014 Interviewed for The Accountant’s World Survey, Lee White, chief executive of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) tells Carlos Martin Tornero how the first cross-border merger between professional bodies in Australia and New...
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Latest Features

MINTs economies need accountants to flourish
17 March, 2014 Could the MINTs economies dethrone the BRICS as next economic giants? The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) executive director of markets Stephen Heathcote tackles their potential in an interview with Carlos Martin Tornero and...
  • Man on a mission to create an Asian hub
    30 October, 2013 In just seven years’ time, Uantchern Loh and his team should make Singapore the accounting hub of Asia-Pacific. Vincent Huck and Carlos Martin Tornero talk to him in the heat of his fight against the clock
  • Malaysia: Breaching the skill gap
    02 September, 2013 Malaysia’s economic growth is proving something of a double-edged sword for the accounting profession as efforts continue to persuade ambitious accountants that their future lies in their native land. Paul Golden reports
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Country Surveys

India prepares for growth and change
27 September, 2013 Despite a significant slowdown the Indian economy continues to grow and the accountancy profession is growing with it. With important legislative change in the pipeline Jonathan Minter talks to industry insiders
  • Contrasting fortunes in Asia-Pacific
    23 August, 2013 Another year of double-digit growth marks the vast opportunities across Asia-Pacific for accounting firms despite the slowing economy. Paul Golden finds contrasts between countries emerging and a mixed bag of challenges ahead
  • Australia survey: A Time for Execution
    19 November, 2012 A flurry of M&A activity is seeing a power shift under way in Australia. As clients become more cost-conscious and undergo significant strategic and operational changes, firms need to adapt quickly and smartly or face the consequences.
  • Japan survey: Firms attempt to surmount Olympus
    22 October, 2012 With past accounting fraud scandals and business shock waves following last year’s earthquake starting to fade, Japan’s auditors are again being scrutinised and corporate laws being revised following yet another major corporate fraud case....
  • Russia survey: A cold front in Russia
    22 October, 2012 These are worrying times for the profession in Russia. A number of firms are battling hard to win new business due to a ‘loss leading’ approach to audit services which has reached a stage where partners are genuinely concerned about both the...
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