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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

Netherlands survey: Dutch may jump the gun on audit reform

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 30 Aug 2012

A slow economy, relentless fee pressure and a struggle to gain new clients have become perennial problems for the Dutch accountancyprofession..... read more

South Korea: Korean auditors seek clarity and vision

  • Author: David Hayes and Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 31 Jul 2012

South Korea has implemented IFRS but the transition has brought teething problems. David Hayes and Ana Gyorkos find firm leadersfocused on growth.... read more

Mexico: the new American star rises

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 31 Jul 2012

With growing optimism, a prosperous manufacturing sector and littleexposure to problems elsewhere in the world, Mexicos accountingprofession have.... read more

Germany survey: Firms rebuild

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 5 Jul 2012

Although in the middle of the eurozone storm, Germany has found calmer waters close to home as its economy and accounting firms posted solid.... read more

Survey: Italian resilience

  • Author: Sara Perria
  • Published: 5 Jul 2012

Italys austerity measures may be impacting the wider popoulation, but the countrys accountants are yet to fully feel their effects.. read more

Spain survey: It's crunch time

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 11 Jun 2012

With an economy on the brink, Spains accounting fi rms are staying a float by providing countercyclical services and growing via M&A.Ana Gyorkos.... read more

Turkey survey: Commercial code calling

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 11 Jun 2012

For those firms that adopt the right strategy in Turkey, the rewards will be enormous as the CommercialCode is undoubtedly going to herald a.... read more


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