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GGI adds member firm in Germany
30 July, 2014 Geneva Group International (GGI) has added German firm FACT Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (FACT) to its association.
  • BDO US revenues grow by 22%
    30 July, 2014 BDO US has reported a 22% increase in its annual revenues to $833m in the year to 30 June 2014.
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Latest Features

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...
  • New democracy releases the pressure
    02 June, 2014 After five decades of isolation and military rule, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has launched a political transition to civilian democracy and freer trade, whetting businesses’ and the accounting profession’s appetite to enter the country,...
  • Big Four merry-go-round or real change?
    16 May, 2014 While it will be some time before the full impact of changes to audit regulations become clear, there’s a clear indication that companies have more to gain than lose from more regular tendering, as Paul Golden reports
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Country Surveys

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
  • Italy survey: Mid-tier poised to challenge the Titans
    27 June, 2014 Battered and bruised, Italy still bears the marks of its prolonged recession. And as the first signs of optimism appear, professional services firms in the country are gearing up to fight for whatever new business the recovery may bring, Isabella...
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