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Korean profession faces uphill struggle

  • Author: David Hayes
  • Published: 24 Jul 2013

Pressure on audit fees and declining appetite for advisory services are the main reasons behind slower growth of South Korea’s accounting firms..... read more

German SMEs play the leitmotif of growth

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 24 Jun 2013

The German accounting profession appears to have maintained the growth momentum that it recaptured following uncertainty at the height of the.... read more

Italy survey: Tough times for Italian profession

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 24 Jun 2013

Although its economy continues to struggle alongside those of other southern European nations, the positive attitude often exhibited by Italy’s.... read more

Profession benefits from Spain’s quixotic struggle

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 21 May 2013

Spain’s economic turmoil has gone a long way in shaking up the Spanish profession and while firms return to growth, the struggle is not over yet as.... read more

Not so prosperous on the Bosphorus

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 21 May 2013

A boom in audit services was anticipated in Turkey just 12 months ago, but the thresholds determined by the recently-introduced Commercial Code.... read more

Canada survey: Steady under pressure

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 23 Apr 2013

It’s been another year of growth for most Canadian firms despite regulation on auditors and firms stiffening and fee pressure persisting. Gundi.... read more

Africa: On the move

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 22 Apr 2013

Rapid infrastructure developments, diminishing opportunities in mature economies and vast natural resources are just some of the reasons for.... read more

Brazil Survey: Going for goal

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 22 Mar 2013

Despite economic slowdown Brazil’s accounting firms report strong growth and emerging opportunities from upcoming sporting events such as the FIFA.... read more

Polish audit in crisis

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 22 Mar 2013

Heavy fee discounting, little quality oversight, a fragmented market and frequent retendering are pushing audit services in Poland near to.... read more

US market gets fast and furious

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 25 Feb 2013

There’s a hive of headhunting and M&A activity in the US as firms seek to bring in the talent and expertise to capitalise on the opportunities to.... read more

China survey: Profession continues to strengthen in China

  • Published: 25 Feb 2013

In common with those in charge of economic policy, the accounting profession in China is confident future growth can be sustained by increased.... read more

IAB World Survey 2013: A profession adapting to a changing world

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 31 Jan 2013

Struggling clients, slow business growth, increased regulatory compliance and fee pressure have become the conditions accounting firms have had to.... read more

UK Survey: Steady UK holds it nerve

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 17 Dec 2012

Despite recent growth in the UK accountancy market, UK professional services firms are bracing themselves for slowing growth and other hurdles. Ana.... read more

South Africa survey: Challenges ahead for the Rainbow nation

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 19 Nov 2012

Despite mild impacts of the Companies Act, South African firms are in a difficult situation as growth stalls, regulatory compliance demands.... read more

Australia survey: A Time for Execution

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 19 Nov 2012

A flurry of M&A activity is seeing a power shift under way in Australia. As clients become more cost-conscious and undergo significant strategic.... read more

Japan survey: Firms attempt to surmount Olympus

  • Author: David Hayes
  • Published: 22 Oct 2012

With past accounting fraud scandals and business shock waves following last year’s earthquake starting to fade, Japan’s auditors are again being.... read more

Russia survey: A cold front in Russia

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 22 Oct 2012

These are worrying times for the profession in Russia. A number of firms are battling hard to win new business due to a ‘loss leading’ approach to.... read more

France survey: Solid performance despite lack of optimism

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 26 Sep 2012

Most French firms have reported in the black however good results are being overshadowed by concerns about the continuing economic downturn, the.... read more

South America picks up the Latin beat

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 25 Sep 2012

Gundi Jeffrey reports on the health of four key South American economies and the challenges and opportunities faced by the accountancy firms.... read more

India survey: Surrounded by obstacles

  • Author: Swati Prasad
  • Published: 30 Aug 2012

Today, India is producing more accountants and the market is offering them more opportunities But uncertainty around key regulations is hurting the.... read more


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