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RSM adds correspondent firm in Myanmar
27 November, 2014 RSM International has added correspondent firm MAT Audit and Professional Services in Myanmar to its network.
  • Merger spree boosts BDO revenue
    27 November, 2014 BDO registered an annual total fee income increase of 8.81% to US$ 7.02bn in the year ended 30 September 2014, growth it attributed in part to the 28 mergers it completed over the past 12 months.
  • DFK adds ex-Nexia office in South Africa
    26 November, 2014 DFK International has added Johannesburg-based firm Levitt Kirson to its association, marking a return to South Africa after losing its only member in the country in 2010.
  • Fee pressure still a top challenge in South Africa
    25 November, 2014 A sluggish economy and cash-poor clients have kept fee pressure at the top of the agenda for South Africa's professional service firms, according to the International Accounting Bulletin's upcoming South Africa survey.
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Latest Features

A Latin American perspective
25 November, 2014 In September UC&CS Global held its 20th anniversary annual conference which focused on future strategy of this mainly Latin American organisation and its ambition to become a global network with a strong emerging markets focus. Ana Gyorkos...
  • Innovation is the name of the game
    25 November, 2014 The financial performance of international networks so far this year shows that growth in assurance is hard to come by, especially in light of more lucrative advisory fees. Ana Gyorkos speaks to EY’s global head of assurance Felice Persico as the...
  • Q&A: Building an ‘elitist’ network
    25 November, 2014 Oussama Tabbara founded UTC in Beirut, Lebanon, in the early 1960s before joining Nexia International. The international network and the Lebanese member firm had a fall out a few decades later and parted ways in 2011. Now Tabbara decided to launch...
  • Cybersecurity and the threat landscape
    28 October, 2014 New technologies have become an increasingly central part of business. With them have surfaced not only a wide range of nascent opportunities, but also an entirely new set of challenges and threats. Isabella Grotto reports
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Country Surveys

Australia survey: Evolution down under
25 November, 2014 Legislative delays following last year's inconclusive general election, a sluggish economy and increasingly price-sensitive clients are making life difficult for Australia's accounting profession. Paul Golden reports
  • South Africa survey: Hurdles and competition at every turn
    25 November, 2014 As South Africa's economy continues to struggle, the country's professional services industry is straining to keep up with the pace of change in a dynamic continent. If the battleground is set by competition for talent and fee pressure, strategy...
  • Profession hopes to heal scars of the past
    25 November, 2014 While firms try to keep up with the strong economic growth and numerous opportunities in Nigeria, accountants express alarm at the corruption and political instabilities that have blighted the country for decades, Vincent Huck reports
  • Russia survey: Shifting landscape as tensions mount
    27 October, 2014 As tensions between Russia and the West persist, weakened currency and tough sanctions take their toll on the Great Bear’s economy and the professional services industry is no exception. As rumours circulate of a crackdown on foreign auditors,...
  • Japan survey: Brighter days dawn in the Land of the Rising Sun
    27 October, 2014 The past year has been a busy period for Japanese accounting firms as growth-orientated government policies, known as Abenomics after prime minister Shinzo Abe, have been implemented and the recovering economy has begun to boost business...
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