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World survey: regional breakdown

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 14 Feb 2017

Volatility is a fact of life for those who operate in the accounting profession, but the sheer scale of events in North America, Europe, the Middle.... read more

World survey predictions: Emerging Asian and African economies still on the rise

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 14 Feb 2017

Professionals share their expectations on opportunities and challenges coming out of Asia and Africa.Compiled by Stephanie Wix. read more

2017 Asia Pacific rankings

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 14 Feb 2017

International Accounting Bulletin 2017 rankings of Networks and Associations in Asia Pacific. read more

2016 Hong Kong survey: rankings

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 6 Sep 2016

International Accounting Bulletin 2016 rankings of Networks and Associations in Hong Kong. read more

Hong Kong: Turf wars and opportunities

  • Author: Heather Jimaa
  • Published: 6 Sep 2016

Heather Jimaa reports on the unique position of China’s special administrative region Hong Kong. read more

2016 New Zealand survey: rankings

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 6 Sep 2016

International Accounting Bulletin 2016 rankings of Networks and Associations in New Zealand. read more

2016 Australia survey: rankings

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 6 Sep 2016

International Accounting Bulletin 2016 rankings of Networks and Associations in Australia. read more

Dragon opens its wallet with 13th plan

  • Author: Heather Jimaa
  • Published: 6 Sep 2016

China, this year, is focusing on China. The country seems to be investing in its own infrastructure, reforms and domestic growth from local and.... read more

Welcome to Australia’s Ideas Boom

  • Author: Franchesca Hashemi
  • Published: 17 Dec 2015

An ambitious new prime minister, the countries fourth in two years, is set to implement a series of changes to the Australian business and economic.... read more

Australia survey: rankings

  • Author: Franchesca Hashemi
  • Published: 26 Nov 2015

International Accounting Bulletin 2015 rankings of Networks and Associations in Australia. read more

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


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