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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sweden survey: A year of 'jantelagen'

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 10 May 2012

The Swedish accounting market has proven resilient despite regulation changes that exempt some SMEsfrom audit. Opportunities are arising from.... read more

Swiss survey: Testing times ahead

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 10 Apr 2012

The Swiss accounting market has done relatively well in the past fiscal with 4% market growth. However, pending audit requirement changes and.... read more

UK survey: Keep calm and carry on

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 19 Dec 2011

Economic hardship, increasing regulatory demands and unprecedented scrutiny of the audit professionare some of the main challenges facing UK firms..... read more

Russia survey: A numbers game

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 31 Oct 2011

A resurgence in non-audit related services has seen firms battle to win clients in a market where growth ishard to achieve. International.... read more

Deloitte revenue grows 8% to $28.8 billion

  • Author: Arvind Hickman
  • Published: 22 Sep 2011

Deloitte, the worlds largest accounting network, has increased global revenues by 8.4 percent to a record $28.8bn laying down a marker to its Big.... read more

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