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September 14, 2012
Jean M Stephens
The World Economic Forum (the organisers of Davos) has issued its latest Global Competitiveness Report. This is a fascinating insight into the health of economies beyond simply GDP, and the largest study of its kind. You can read the full report...
September 3, 2012
Jean M Stephens
Following the incredible events of the Arab Spring, a wave of change continues to sweep through Africa. Reading this article in the Wall Street Journal I was reminded of how dynamic the socio-political situation is across this continent.
September 1, 2012
Private equity acquired an unfavourable public reputation during the years preceding the 2008 financial crash. Critics indicted private equity houses for overleveraging distressed companies, stripping their assets and generating huge returns at the...
September 1, 2012
This thirteenth edition features:
August 22, 2012
Below is a thought-provoking guest post on auditors role in fighting fraud and corruption from Morne Pienaar, Internal Audit Manager at RSM Betty & Dickson in South Africa. In South Africa it is nearly impossible to read the news without seeing...
August 8, 2012
Jean M Stephens
I am delighted to see that UK member firm, RSM Tenon, are involved in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100, alongside other sponsors; Barclays and Virgin.
July 26, 2012
I am delighted to share with you this touching and inspiring story from a group of trainees from the Johannesburg Office of RSM Member Firm in South Africa, RSM Betty & Dickson.
July 12, 2012
Jean M Stephens
The 2010 World Cup revived South Africa's image, Euro 2012 recently showcased Poland and Ukraine and the 2016 Games are expected to mark Brazil’s arrival as a major world player. ‘Mega events’ clearly offer benefits to developing economies, from...
July 6, 2012
Jean M Stephens
You may have seen the media interest around recent reports regarding a former female employee of KPMG US who is filing a $350m class action lawsuit against the firm.
June 29, 2012
Jean M Stephens
RSM International - RSM Reporting: Reducing the clutter in corporate reports and accounts

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