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Latest News

PwC UK appoints financial services risk and regulation leader
22 July, 2014 PwC UK has appointed George Stylianides as leader of its Financial Services Risk and Regulation practice.
  • PCAOB “win-win” agreement with China imminent: Doty
    22 July, 2014 PCAOB chairman tells The Accountant he hopes the inspections agreement with China is imminent and announces further progress in international negotiations to conduct inspections in Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg and Portugal
  • PwC looks to double the size of its African practice
    22 July, 2014 PwC announced it will strengthen the ties between its UK and African practices and is ultimately looking at doubling the size of its practice in Africa as the result of increasing business relations between the UK and Africa.
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Latest Features

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
  • Audit musical chairs in the Netherlands
    16 May, 2014 As European reform of the audit sector makes its way from Brussels to EU member states, EGIAN chairman Jos van Huut tells Vincent Huck about the impact on the Dutch market of similar measures adopted two years ago in the Netherlands
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Country Surveys

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...
  • Spain survey: Darwinism in action for siege economy
    16 May, 2014 After five years of recession the beleaguered Spanish profession is seeing the first signs of optimism. Not all firms survived the economic crisis, but those that did came out stronger and are eager to make the most of the emerging opportunities....
  • The African renaissance
    24 April, 2014 As the terms “renaissance” and “rising” are more and more associated with the African continent, Vincent Huck explains why there is renewed optimism in the region and its impact for accountancy firms.
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