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Mazars UK and partner admit to "significant" conduct shortcomings in disciplinary case
02 September, 2014 A disciplinary case against Mazars UK (Mazars) and Richard Karmel, a partner of the firm, has resulted in both defendants admitting their conduct "fell significantly short" of standards reasonably expected of a member firm and member, according to...
  • GGI grows in Japan
    02 September, 2014 Geneva Group International (GGI) has added Japanese firms Tokyo Consulting Group and Kyowa Accounting Group to its network.
  • Baker Tilly expands in Scotland regardless of referendum outcome
    29 August, 2014 In the lead-up to Scotland's independence referendum, Baker Tilly UK has merged with Simpson Forsyth, an Aberdeen-based accountancy firm, in a deal the network said would provide it with "a quality platform from which to grow" in the market.
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Latest Features

Cuba: Accountancy profession could be key
26 August, 2014 A new law aimed at luring foreign investment into Cuba may bring unprecedented opportunities for the accountancy profession, but pose further questions about how a communist economy can coexist with the rules of the free market. Carlos Martin...
  • Fair corporate tax regime faces uphill task
    26 August, 2014 At the eve of the first deadline for action from the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Action Plan, hesitation in the business world and scepticism among critics are calling the mission into question. How the plan performs in this first test...
  • Profile: Global leader and a role model for women
    25 July, 2014 EY global vice-chair and markets leader Uschi Schreiber tells Ana Gyorkos how EY’s tagline of building a better working world is far from just a branding exercise. She talks of a values and beliefs-driven business looking to make a change while...
  • Profile: Ward takes on the association challenge
    25 July, 2014 Former Grant Thornton International Asia-Pacific regional leader Malcolm Ward has swapped the large and fast-growing mid-tier network for running the fifth-largest global association, AGN International. He tells Ana Gyorkos about his career, the...
  • Standards converge after mass consultation
    27 June, 2014 The new standard on the recognition of revenue from contracts with customers has been generally well received, although it might represent the beginning of the end rather than the end of the beginning of the wider convergence project. Paul Golden...
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Country Surveys

India: An era of fundamental transformation
26 August, 2014 A newly elected government, extensive regulatory changes planned for the next four years and the economy picking up are the ingredients fuelling the return of optimism in the Indian market. Vincent Huck reports.
  • Mexico: Profession finds growth in adversity
    26 August, 2014 Despite pressure from a new tax regime, expected reforms in the energy and telecoms sectors offer hope for domestic and international investment, reports Gundi Jeffrey.
  • Smart Korea moves
    25 July, 2014 Despite a blocked audit market the South Korean profession is looking to increase advisory services for international businesses keen to expand into this market. Vincent Huck reports.
  • Asia-Pacific survey: Beware the flirtatious lady of many lovers
    25 July, 2014 In the fast-paced Asia-Pacific region, there are still good opportunity for accounting firms, but the rise of a new generation and local competition may carry long-term implications for the established market participants. Vincent Huck reports.
  • Germany survey: Profession prospers in Europe’s powerhouse
    27 June, 2014 While the rest of Europe looks enviously at the German economy hoping to emulate its economic success, changes in regulation and an ageing profession are sources of concern for the country’s accounting firms. Vincent Huck reports
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