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Australia survey: Firms feel the squeeze

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 28 Sep 2010

It has been a year in the red for the Australian accounting industry Severe fee pressure and a lack of transactions work have affected the bottom.... read more

Mexico survey: Firms resilient in a year to forget

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 16 Aug 2010

Mexican firms are battling one of the most difficult trading environments in the world A dire economy, swine flu and drug cartels provide external.... read more

France survey: Winning the battle

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 28 Jul 2010

Intense fee pressure and increased competition have played a big part in slowing down revenue growth of the French accounting industry. Despite.... read more

South Korea survey: Up to the challenge

  • Author: David Hayes and Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 28 Jul 2010

South Koreas accounting market is entering a challenging period in the quest to develop new service lines, retain staff and battle fee pressure..... read more

Germany: Half empty or half full?

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 28 Jun 2010

A severe lack of transactions-related work has impacted heavily on accounting firm revenue with the majority recording a drop. Rising fee pressure.... read more

The Netherlands: Turning defence into attack

  • Author: Arvind Hickman
  • Published: 28 Jun 2010

The Dutch accounting market has contracted as firms roll out cost-cutting and efficiency measures to battlefee pressure, competition and a.... read more

Turkey survey: The worst is over

  • Author: Arvind Hickman
  • Published: 2 Jun 2010

Political instability and recession have slowed the development of firms, but it has been a case of taking thefoot off the revenue pedal rather.... read more

Italy survey: Survival of the fittest

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 27 May 2010

Italys accounting profession has recently fought through one of the hardest years in its history due tothe impact of the global financial downturn..... read more

Poland survey: Green shoots emerge

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 26 Apr 2010

Polands accounting firms maintained marginal growth last year despite the nations economic struggles Nicola Maher discovers that, despite increased.... read more

China survey: A year of consolidation

  • Author: David Hayes, Nicola Maher and Arvind Hickman
  • Published: 26 Apr 2010

Chinas accounting market is consolidating and rapidly growing at a time when most other accounting markets are suffering David Hayes, Nicola Maher.... read more

Spain survey: Downturn affects firms

  • Author: Arvind Hickman
  • Published: 26 Apr 2010

Intense fee pressure, high unemployment and a floundering economy have firm leaders worried, but there are still opportunities for growth in Spain. read more

US survey: Recession batters revenue

  • Author: Nicola Maher and Arvind Hickman
  • Published: 6 Apr 2010

The majority of US accounting firms posted their worst revnue declines in the noughties as the financial crisis swept through the accounting.... read more

Canada survey: Firms battle recession chill

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 1 Apr 2010

The fragile state of Canadas economy, a lack of transactions in the capital markets and corporate cost containment efforts made fiscal 2009 one of.... read more

IFRS uncertainty provides headaches

  • Author: Arvind Hickman
  • Published: 8 Mar 2010

US accountants are losing patience with the wait and see approach decision makers are taking when it comes to IFRS. US audit firms and their.... read more

World survey: Down but not out

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 4 Mar 2010

Intense fee pressure and a lack of transactions activity is having a negative impact on the global revenues of accounting networks and.... read more

Bucking the trend

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 14 Jan 2010

Brazilian accounting firms post strong results as demand for services related to IFRS and other new regulation shows little sign of abating..... read more

Business as usual

  • Author: David Hayes and Elena Torrijos
  • Published: 14 Jan 2010

As Indonesias economy remained largely unscathed during the global financial crisis, demand for accounting services has been stable over the past.... read more

Luck of the Irish runs out

  • Author: Nicholas Moody
  • Published: 13 Jan 2010

Irelands formerly buzzing economy has been one of the worst casualties of the global financial crisis Firms are trying to maintain a positive.... read more

A slow grind

  • Author: Nicholas Moody
  • Published: 23 Dec 2009

In 2008, the UK profession enjoyed the last of the afterglow of the boom years, but in 2009 reality hit hard. read more

Sweden survey: Northern chill

  • Author: Nicholas Moody
  • Published: 30 Oct 2009

Nicholas Moody reports on flat audit and tax revenues, corporate finance surprises and the uncertainty swirling around audit thresholds and.... read more


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