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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

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


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