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UK Survey: EU membership issue creeps closer to centre stage

  • Published: 22 Dec 2014

With the possibility of a vote on EU membership seeming more likely, and the first signs of economic recovery taking hold, this year has seen the.... read more

Australia survey: Evolution down under

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 25 Nov 2014

Legislative delays following last year's inconclusive general election, a sluggish economy and increasingly price-sensitive clients are making life.... read more

South Africa survey: Hurdles and competition at every turn

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 25 Nov 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.... read more

Profession hopes to heal scars of the past

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 25 Nov 2014

While firms try to keep up with the strong economic growth and numerous opportunities in Nigeria, accountants express alarm at the corruption and.... read more

Russia survey: Shifting landscape as tensions mount

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 27 Oct 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.... read more

Japan survey: Brighter days dawn in the Land of the Rising Sun

  • Author: David Hayes
  • Published: 27 Oct 2014

The past year has been a busy period for Japanese accounting firms as growth-orientated government policies, known as Abenomics after prime.... read more

Unsettled times continue for Dutch profession

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 23 Sep 2014

Despite high-profile developments on audit reform, the shakeout of the Dutch accounting profession is far from complete. Paul Golden reports. read more

Latin American leaders predict modern day gold rush

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 23 Sep 2014

Positive economic indicators, SMEs going international, and accelerated regional economic integration are sources of optimism for accounting firms.... read more

France survey: Signs of resilience in a tough economy

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 23 Sep 2014

After another year of economic inertia in France, opinion is divided on whether anticipated modest growth in 2014 and 2015 will translate into.... read more

India: An era of fundamental transformation

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 26 Aug 2014

A newly elected government, extensive regulatory changes planned for the next four years and the economy picking up are the ingredients fuelling.... read more

Mexico: Profession finds growth in adversity

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 26 Aug 2014

Despite pressure from a new tax regime, expected reforms in the energy and telecoms sectors offer hope for domestic and international investment,.... read more

Smart Korea moves

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 25 Jul 2014

Despite a blocked audit market the South Korean profession is looking to increase advisory services for international businesses keen to expand.... read more

Asia-Pacific survey: Beware the flirtatious lady of many lovers

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 25 Jul 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.... read more

Germany survey: Profession prospers in Europe’s powerhouse

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 27 Jun 2014

While the rest of Europe looks enviously at the German economy hoping to emulate its economic success, changes in regulation and an ageing.... read more

Italy survey: Mid-tier poised to challenge the Titans

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 27 Jun 2014

Battered and bruised, Italy still bears the marks of its prolonged recession. And as the first signs of optimism appear, professional services.... read more

Spain survey: Darwinism in action for siege economy

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 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,.... read more

Turkey survey: Strong progress towards international standards

  • Author: IAB
  • Published: 16 May 2014

Accounting firms in Turkey are pinning their hopes for growth on a combination of lower mandatory audit thresholds and more proactive clients as.... read more

The African renaissance

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 24 Apr 2014

As the terms “renaissance” and “rising” are more and more associated with the African continent, Vincent Huck explains why there is renewed.... read more

Canada Survey: The true north strong and free

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 24 Apr 2014

Despite continuing economic uncertainty, unwelcome proposals on audit reform and ever-increasing competitive pressures, Canada’s accounting firms.... read more

Brazil survey: Accounting market grows

  • Author: Jonathan Minter
  • Published: 20 Mar 2014

As the country prepares for the 2014 FIFA World Cup under the watchful eye of the global community, the accounting profession has continued its.... read more


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