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China survey: Big Two square up

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 22 Apr 2015

International regulatory stand-offs, reforms, and economic slowdown are the ingredients of a challenging and dynamic Chinese market where firms.... read more

Canada survey: Musical chairs for the profession

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 22 Apr 2015

A tricky economic environment and an expectation to provide more for less is proving challenging for Canada's accountants, reports Isabella Grotto. read more

Singapore survey: Firms venture into the lion’s den

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 24 Mar 2015

Tough competition for clients and talent, and high operational costs, combined with ample opportunities in the market make Singapore a key but.... read more

Brazil survey: Profession upbeat despite the downturn

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 20 Mar 2015

As Brazil battens down the hatches for a second year of choppy economic performance and recession, the country’s professionals remain optimistic,.... read more

US Survey: On a more solid footing Stateside

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 26 Feb 2015

Regulatory developments, political upheaval and M&A activity have made for an eventful 12 months for the world's largest economy. Paul Golden reports. read more

Colombia survey: A new reality for an embattled nation

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 26 Feb 2015

After decades of armed conflicts, Colombia has embarked on a new kind of fight, one for its reputation, which if successful could see it become one.... read more

World Survey 2015: Trading places

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 29 Jan 2015

At the International Accounting Bulletin we titled last year's World Survey report Who dares wins, and how true that has proved to be as the.... read more

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


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