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Japan: Profession faces adaptability test

  • Author: Franchesca Hashemi
  • Published: 23 Oct 2015

Accounting scandals and profound economic reforms are testing Japanese firms’ resilience. Franchesca Hashemi reports.. read more

India’s winding road ahead

  • Author: IAB
  • Published: 21 Sep 2015

Change may be inevitable, but the sheer pace of reform in India over the past 12 months presents the accounting profession with significant.... read more

South Korea: Slow improvement in a sluggish environment

  • Author: IAB
  • Published: 21 Aug 2015

South Korea’s accounting market continues to experience fierce audit fee competition as mid-tier firms increase efforts to expand their market.... read more

Asia Pacific survey: Islands of growth

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 20 Jul 2015

No matter how large and wide Asia Pacific is as a region, in today’s business world, the region is dominated by several economic hubs, for firms.... read more

Singapore survey: Firms venture into the lion’s den

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 24 Mar 2015

Tough competition for clients and talent, and high operational costs, combined with ample opportunities in the market make Singapore a key but.... read more

Australia survey: Evolution down under

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 25 Nov 2014

Legislative delays following last year's inconclusive general election, a sluggish economy and increasingly price-sensitive clients are making life.... read more

Japan survey: Brighter days dawn in the Land of the Rising Sun

  • Author: David Hayes
  • Published: 27 Oct 2014

The past year has been a busy period for Japanese accounting firms as growth-orientated government policies, known as Abenomics after prime.... 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

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

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

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

Contrasting fortunes in Asia-Pacific

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 23 Aug 2013

Another year of double-digit growth marks the vast opportunities across Asia-Pacific for accounting firms despite the slowing economy. Paul Golden.... read more

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

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

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

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

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

China survey: An Eastern Powerhouse

  • Author: David Hayes and Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 11 May 2012

Double-digit market growth signals another strong year for Chinese firms. In spite of regulatory challenges, David Hayes and Ana Gyorkos find.... read more


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