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UK CMA and European Commission take hard stand on new rotation rules
16 September, 2014 UK FTSE 350 companies which have recently retendered or changed their auditor in the UK are most likely going to have to do so again as early as 2016 under the new audit rules introduced in the UK and the European Union (EU).
  • Rising expectations on internal auditors
    08 September, 2014 Internal auditors in the financial services sector have seen their role and responsibilities strengthened in the past year, according to a report by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
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Fair corporate tax regime faces uphill task
05 September, 2014 On the eve of the first deadline for the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting action plan, hesitation in the business world and scepticism among critics are calling the mission into question, Isabella Grotto reports
  • The virtue of transparency
    29 August, 2014 Huguette Labelle, chair of Transparency International, tells Vincent Huck why transparency should be at the core of corporate reporting and describes the benefits for a company to be transparent
  • Cuba: Accountancy profession key to opening up economy
    31 July, 2014 A new law aimed at luring foreign investment into Cuba may bring unprecedented opportunities for the accountancy profession, but pose further questions about how a communist economy can coexist with the rules of the free market. Carlos Martin...
  • Countdown to PCAOB’s inspections of Chinese audit firms
    31 July, 2014 James Doty, chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Body (PCAOB) shares his own views with Carlos Martin Tornero on recent developments of the US audit regulator, after his meeting in Beijing with Chinese counterparts
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Hoaxes, stock exchanges and real-time reporting
19 August, 2014 CPA Australia chief executive Alex Malley reflects on environmental activist Jonathan Moylan's landmark case, whose hoax press release made drop $300m the market value of mining company Whitehaven Coal
  • Markets demand collaboration on audit quality
    25 July, 2014 By Alex Malley | Investors and businesses in today’s capital markets operate on the basis of a profound trust. That the wheels of “gatekeepers”, chiefly the market regulator, turn as one with core contributors on market integrity – such as...
  • Sustainable audit practice: Prepare to make fundamental changes
    04 July, 2014 By Fann Kor | In the current environment of increased fee pressure, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) assistant director quality assurance Fann Kor, shares some strategies to efficiently manage audit engagements without...
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