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Slow but steady developments in Senegal’s accounting reforms 25 April, 2017
Progress on implementing accounting reforms in Senegal over the last decade could be said to mirror wider economic progress, with recent advances tempered by awareness that much work remains to be done. Paul Golden reports
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Dublin looks to take giant step in post-Brexit
Friday, December 16, 2016 by Paul Golden Despite its limitations, Dublin is promoting itself vigorously as a post-Brexit haven for UK financial services entities seeking unfettered access to EU markets with minimal disruption to existing operations. Paul Golden writes
Country survey: Tanzania
Monday, October 24, 2016 by Paul Golden Exclusive access to the World Bank’s latest overview of accounting and auditing practices in Tanzania reveals a shortfall in the implementation of recommendations made in the previous report in 2005. Paul Golden reports
Botswana survey: a sophisticated profession for a thriving economy in need of diversification
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 by Paul Golden The accounting profession in Botswana is confident that it is well placed support the government’s efforts to diversify the economy of one of Africa’s most prosperous nations. Paul Golden reports
Myanmar survey: Taming one of the world’s last economic frontiers
Friday, July 15, 2016 As democracy emerges in Myanmar, stakeholders of the national and global accountancy industries will have to support reforms and provide a solid financial infrastructure that also guarantees accountability at all levels of society. Sara Perria reports from Myanmar
Panama snapshot
Thursday, June 09, 2016 by Vincent Huck ROSC 2009 – extent to which Panama has acted on the World Bank’s recommendations [Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes initiative, Accounting and Auditing Program]
Belgium survey: Beyond the Brussels bubble
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 by Carlos Martin Tornero 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 profession seems to know the best-kept secrets of the continent’s political capital. Carlos Martin Tornero reports
Non-audit services monitor: USA and Canada
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 by Vincent Huck A test on the balance between services that will shape the future of the profession by International Accounting Bulletin and sister publication The Accountant
Zimbabwe survey 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016 by Paul Golden While the World Bank and the body that oversees the regulation of accounting in Zimbabwe make positive noises about advances made by the profession, further progress will be necessary if the fragile economy is to benefit. Paul Golden reports
Angola survey: diamond in the rough
Thursday, March 24, 2016 by Franchesca Hashemi Could the jewel in Africa’s crown be Angola? However unlikely this idiom seems, given the poor economic situation, a spectacular white diamond worth AUS$20million ($15m) was found in the country only in February. Franchesca Hashemi reports
The World Bank’s stress test on standards
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 by Carlos Martin Tornero 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 Bank

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