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Botswana survey: a sophisticated profession for a thriving economy in need of diversification

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 10 Aug 2016

The accounting profession in Botswana is confident that it is well placed support the government’s efforts to diversify the economy of one of.... read more

Myanmar survey: Taming one of the world’s last economic frontiers

  • Published: 15 Jul 2016

As democracy emerges in Myanmar, stakeholders of the national and global accountancy industries will have to support reforms and provide a solid.... read more

Panama snapshot

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 9 Jun 2016

ROSC 2009 – extent to which Panama has acted on the World Bank’s recommendations [Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes initiative,.... read more

Belgium survey: Beyond the Brussels bubble

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 7 Jun 2016

Belgium might be a small country but at the heart of Europe, close to the corridors of power where key decisions are taken, its skilful audit.... read more

Non-audit services monitor: USA and Canada

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 3 May 2016

A test on the balance between services that will shape the future of the profession by International Accounting Bulletin and sister publication The.... read more

Zimbabwe survey 2016

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 29 Apr 2016

While the World Bank and the body that oversees the regulation of accounting in Zimbabwe make positive noises about advances made by the.... read more

Angola survey: diamond in the rough

  • Author: Franchesca Hashemi
  • Published: 24 Mar 2016

Could the jewel in Africa’s crown be Angola? However unlikely this idiom seems, given the poor economic situation, a spectacular white diamond.... read more

The World Bank’s stress test on standards

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 1 Mar 2016

Carlos Martin Tornero takes a look at the development of the accountancy industry in Sri Lanka, in light of the latest ROSC published by the World.... read more

Mongolia’s moment

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 21 Dec 2015

More than seven years after the World Bank outlined the challenges facing its accounting profession, Mongolia has finally started to make progress.... read more

Region debate: Blank slate for SMEs standards

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 16 Nov 2015

In light of the European Commission’s green paper on the Capital Markets Union, the debate about having a common language of accounting for SMEs is.... read more

Debt under IPSAS: Greece’s cathartic hope

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 13 Oct 2015

Under International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) Greece’s debt burden as a percentage of GDP would be lower than Germany’s. After a.... read more

US survey: The quest for growth continues overseas

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 9 Sep 2015

Carlos Martin Tornero talks to members of the US profession about their response to the challenges of increasing globalisation. read more

Africa round table: Hear the roar of the African women’s silence

  • Published: 23 Jul 2015

African leader and feminist Thomas Sankara once said in the eighties that he could hear the roar of women’s silence. Nearly 30 years later, African.... read more

Africa round table: Tackling corruption and IFFs

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 3 Jul 2015

Following ACOA15’s plenary session on illicit financial flows, four heads of three Southern African professional bodies tell Vincent Huck how they.... read more

Country survey: Modest movement in Malaysia

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 18 Jun 2015

Proposals for a new regulatory body in Malaysia are broadly supported across the profession, although advocates of change may have to exercise.... read more

Africa round table: Regulatory hurdles for a continent’s growing profession

  • Author: The Accountant
  • Published: 5 Jun 2015

At the African Congress of Accountants (ACOA15) four heads of African regulatory bodies from four countries tell Carlos Martin Tornero and Vincent.... read more

Cyprus: Treasure Island

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 2 May 2015

In recent history Cyprus has resisted a military invasion and a major financial crisis, to rise has one of the most important financial services.... read more

West Africa survey: Hearing the roar of the African youth’s silence

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 31 Mar 2015

French speaking West African aspiring accountants face a lack of professional curses, foreign qualifications which are too expensive, and an.... read more

Afghanistan survey: Bleak prospects ahead for the graveyard of empires

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 6 Mar 2015

International donors and private investors may well be pouring money down the drain if the reconstruction of Afghanistan doesn’t include a robust.... read more

Iran: Clean slate after the embargo

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 4 Feb 2015

International sanctions eroding business activity, the exodus of international firms, and lobby groups calling for sanctions to be stepped up a.... read more


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