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January 1, 2013
The previous edition of RSM Talking Points ‘Prospects for the World Economy’ in September 2011 noted the following trajectory of the global economy: Weak GDP growth in the advanced industrialised countries burdened by the overhang of public and...
December 28, 2012
Jean M Stephens
Can there be anywhere in the world less confident about its business prospects than Europe right now? Most people would answer that question with an emphatic ‘no’. But, during our recent annual conference in London, we polled the 280 delegates –...
December 21, 2012
Jean M Stephens
Accountants are normally quite unassuming people, not given to self-congratulation. It is pleasing, therefore, when other people recognise our strengths.
December 19, 2012
Jean M Stephens
Tax avoidance and evasion have become hotly debated topics during the global financial crisis as governments have sought to maximise tax revenues as part of their deficit reduction drives.
December 13, 2012
Jean M Stephens
Among the highlights of this year’s RSM annual conference was the inspirational presentation by Duncan Goose, founder and Managing Director of Global Ethics, owner of the One brand. Duncan shared his story as to how he took a business idea for...
December 1, 2012
This fourteenth edition features:
November 30, 2012
Jean M Stephens
I read with interest an article in the recent edition of A Plus , the journal of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, about female accountants working for firms in Hong Kong and discussing the constraints on making it to the top...
November 20, 2012
Jean M Stephens
Has there ever been a more challenging time to be an accountant? Or, to put it another way, is the accounting profession now so turbulent that many of us would rather be actuaries?
November 13, 2012
Jean M Stephens
RSM International - Do the unemployment statistics really stack up?
November 1, 2012
The Republic of Ireland is experiencing a slow recovery from the global credit crisis. Following a 10 percent GDP contraction in 2008-10, Ireland’s economy grew by 1.4 percent in 2011. Amid the global economic slowdown and the ongoing Euro crisis,...