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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

Russia survey: The honeymoon is over

  • Author: Nicholas Moody
  • Published: 28 Oct 2009

Following a period of unprecedented and high revenue growth, Russian firms have come back down to earth with a thud in the past financial year.... read more

France survey: A year of stabilisation beckons

  • Author: IAB Editoral
  • Published: 28 Oct 2009

Although the demand for some core services like audit and tax should remain steady, fee pressure, the result of added competition and tightening.... read more

Netherlands survey: Firms' resilience to be tested

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 3 Aug 2009

NETHERLANDS SURVEYChallenging has been a common description of the Dutch market from firm leaders this year and 2009 is shaping up as an even.... read more

Turkey survey: Firms optimistic despite sliding economy

  • Author: Arvind Hickman
  • Published: 9 Jun 2009

A stalling economy and declining foreign direct investment has tempered strong 2008 results for mid-tier accounting firms. Audit demand is strong.... read more

Germany survey: Lean times ahead

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 1 Jun 2009

Audit fee pressure and competition is growing as revenue drops, forcing larger firms to compete in medium-sized markets they have not had to target.... read more

Poland survey: Bucking the trend

  • Author: Nicholas Moody
  • Published: 20 Apr 2009

POLAND SURVEYA relatively strong domestic economy in 2008 helped Polands profession post growth figures that make them the envy of more developed.... read more

Spain survey: Firms prepare for challenges ahead

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 31 Mar 2009

The same is true for the results in this years survey of the Spanish profession. The figures look strong 8 a robust average growth rate of 15.... read more

Battening down the hatches

  • Author: Nicholas Moody
  • Published: 20 Nov 2008

Liquidity levels, business confidence and property prices are plunging in the UK as the wider economy farewells a sustained period of growth..... read more

Spanish firms report strong growth as regulation clouds loom

  • Author: Arvind Hickman and Jorge Alvarez
  • Published: 31 Oct 2008

Partners speaking to this publication predict growth will slow down from buoyant levels in 2007 as the credit crisis changes the behaviour of clients.. read more

Spain survey: Spanish firms report strong growth as regulation clouds loom

  • Author: Arvind Hickman and Jorge Alvarez
  • Published: 31 Oct 2008

The economic slowdown and new regulations are creating uncertainty among Spanish firms. Partners speaking to this publication predict growth will.... read more

Russian Bear makes giant leaps

  • Author: Nicholas Moody
  • Published: 30 Sep 2008

Russias profession recorded another strong year of near 40 percent growth Firms are expanding their services while trying to retain staff to keep.... read more

Swiss firms steady as market evolves

  • Author: Melanie White
  • Published: 19 Aug 2008

New regulations and consolidation have been two key themes for the Swiss accounting profession this year Melanie White discovers steady growth.... read more

Weathering the storm

  • Author: Carolyn Canham
  • Published: 19 Aug 2008

IRELAND SURVEYThe global credit crisis combined with a dramatic shift in Irelands housing market has hit the Irish economy hard. Carolyn Canham.... read more

Consolidation follows licensing shake-up

  • Author: Nicholas Moody
  • Published: 16 Jul 2008

Tough standards required by the Netherlands audit licensing system have triggered a wave of mergers among small- and medium-sized audit firms that.... read more

Rewriting the audit landscape

  • Author: Nicholas Moody
  • Published: 16 Jul 2008

THE NETHERLANDS SURVEYConsolidation between firms at the middle and lower end of the market is gathering pace in the Dutch profession as regulatory.... read more

Core service line fuels growth

  • Author: Melanie White
  • Published: 1 Jul 2008

FRANCE SURVEYThe French accounting profession grew by a respectable 11 percent over the past year. However, the recent economic turmoil in the.... read more


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