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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

Australia survey: Aussie firms bounce back

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 25 Nov 2011

Accounting firms are in the middle of a two-paced economy, servicing the booming mining sector ofWestern Australia while helping many struggling.... 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

India survey: Impressive growth masks uncertain future

  • Author: Swati Prasad
  • Published: 5 Oct 2011

Today, the going may be good with both opportunities and growth, but the risk of under-capacity looms large over the profession in India. With a.... read more

India survey: A time of change

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos and Chris Kader
  • Published: 5 Oct 2011

Despite strong results, it is regulation that has most firm leaders talking as the nation still recovers from the aftermath of the Satyam scandal. read more

Japan survey: Earthquake, IFRS shockwaves strike

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos and David Hayes
  • Published: 5 Oct 2011

As Japan rebuilds following the March earthquake, accounting firms are under immense fee pressureand IFRS adoption is in limbo. David Hayes and Ana.... 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

South Korea survey: Welcome to the K-IFRS era

  • Author: David Hayes and Paul Golden
  • Published: 30 Aug 2011

Korean accounting firms have suffered fee pressure and cautious client spending as the nations economyslowly climbs out of the global financial.... read more

China survey: Profession matures

  • Author: Nicola Maher and David Hayes
  • Published: 4 Apr 2011

Chinese accounting firms have enjoyed another year of revenue growth due to a surge in transactionrelatedwork, set to continue into this year.. read more

Japan survey: Residual bruising

  • Author: Nicola Maher and David Hayes
  • Published: 26 Nov 2010

Firms have had to deal with the fallout from the financial crisis through increasing fee pressure anda shrinking audit market. But Nicola Maher and.... read more

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

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

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

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

South Korea survey: Recession

  • Author: David Hayes and Arvind Hickman
  • Published: 30 Sep 2009

SOUTH KOREA SURVEYSouth Korean accounting firms face a challenging period over the next year as the impact of the global recession overshadows.... read more


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