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Scandal-hit Petrobras publishes audited multi-billion losses
27 April, 2015 Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras has accepted a $17bn impairment charge in the latest development of a bribery scandal that has sparked investigations into a number of senior government officials as well as the company's external...
  • EY second Big Four to partner with Microsoft
    23 April, 2015 EY has become the second Big Four network to announce an alliance with Microsoft, following a similar partnership between the tech provider and KPMG last month.
  • PwC Russia replaces managing partner
    22 April, 2015 PwC Russia has appointed a new managing partner, Igor Lotakov, replacing David Gray who served in the role for the past four years.
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Latest Features

Employee choice is key to stronger firms
22 April, 2015 While staff attrition rates in the industry remain stagnant, incentives for staff grow in importance as demand increases for choice, flexibility and purpose. Ana Gyorkos analyses the findings of the latest International Accounting Bulletin...
  • EY feels the Turkish heat
    20 April, 2015 Caught in a regulatory battle between the banking regulator and Turkey’s largest Islamic bank, EY Turkey and the global firm are hit by threats of litigation from bank’s founding shareholders. Vincent Huck reports
  • Audit reform: Deconstructing Europe?
    13 April, 2015 Is there coordination between member states to implement uniformly the EU audit reform? Are the transposition workshops hosted by the European Commission enough for that purpose? To what extent the complex, and sometimes ambiguous, EU audit rules...
  • Iran special report: Clean slate after the embargo
    24 March, 2015 International sanctions eroding business activity, the exodus of international firms, and lobby groups calling for sanctions to be stepped up a notch. Despite the adverse conditions, the Iranian profession is proving to be resilient – while...
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Country Surveys

China survey: Big Two square up
22 April, 2015 International regulatory stand-offs, reforms, and economic slowdown are the ingredients of a challenging and dynamic Chinese market where firms have to tread with care, as Vincent Huck reports
  • Singapore survey: Firms venture into the lion’s den
    24 March, 2015 Tough competition for clients and talent, and high operational costs, combined with ample opportunities in the market make Singapore a key but tricky jurisdiction for accounting firms, as Vincent Huck reports.
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