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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

China survey: Walls coming down in vibrant China

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 20 Mar 2014

Despite downward pressure on audit fees following mandatory rotation, the accountancy market in China continues to open up and offer growth.... read more

US survey: Uptick in US cause for optimism

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 21 Feb 2014

The fragile nature of the US economic recovery is being mirrored in the sentiment of accountancy firm leaders as they feel the impact of regulatory.... read more

World Survey 2014: Who dares wins...

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 30 Jan 2014

The coming year promises to be fiercely competitive for the profession as networks and associations battle for survival and growth against a.... read more

UK survey: Retendering edicts herald the ‘new normal

  • Author: IAB editiorial
  • Published: 13 Dec 2013

This year the so-called ‘new normal’ went beyond simply adjusting to changed business conditions and now includes adhering to new audit retendering.... read more

South Africa: Face of the profession twenty years on

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 22 Nov 2013

As opportunities open up for South African firms across the continent, regulation and fee pressure are slowing domestic growth. Vincent Huck and.... read more

Australia: New measures and mergers down under

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 22 Nov 2013

A change of government, industry consolidation and regulatory developments have made for an interesting 12 months in the Australian accounting.... read more

Japan: On the long path back to growth

  • Author: David Hayes
  • Published: 24 Oct 2013

Japan’s accounting market has faced strong downward pressure on audit and tax fees during the past year as companies and other organisations look.... read more

Russia: Between innovation and old practices

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 24 Oct 2013

As Russia’s accounting industry finds itself between regulatory changes enhancing the quality of the profession and old practices harming its.... read more

Signs of recovery but little euphoria for French firms

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 24 Sep 2013

Cramped between tight regulations and a stagnant economy, French firms try to make the most of a difficult market. Vincent Huck reports. read more

Mixed fortunes for Latin American profession

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 23 Sep 2013

Uneven economic development and uncertainty around local regulation are just two of the challenges facing the accounting profession in Latin.... read more

Dutch prepare for market changes

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 23 Aug 2013

Regulatory changes have heralded a fresh wind of change in a slow economic climate for the Dutch accountancy profession. Vincent Huck reports. read more

Contrasting fortunes in Asia-Pacific

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 23 Aug 2013

Another year of double-digit growth marks the vast opportunities across Asia-Pacific for accounting firms despite the slowing economy. Paul Golden.... read more

Mexico: A year of optimism and growth

  • Published: 24 Jul 2013

Accounting firm leaders speak positively about the past fiscal year and demonstrate optimism about the future as strong organic growth is backed by.... read more


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