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28 January 2012

Planning for an interesting 2012

If 2011 was anything to go by we are in for a very interesting year. From The Arab Spring to hard hitting government austerity measures, the call for radical changes to banking practices and, closer to home, the long awaited debate on audit...
18 January 2012

RSM International reports double-digit growth in Asia Pacific and Latin America

RSM International, one of the world’s largest global accountancy networks, has recorded 24% growth in fee income in Asia Pacific and 17% growth in Latin America. The results represent the growing importance of these regions to international business...
1 January 2012

The Shale Gas Revolution

Recent advances in hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) are spurring development of shale gas reserves in the United States, Canada, Poland, Australia, and other countries. The shale gas boom has strengthened energy security in these countries by...

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1 January 2012

Australia: Removal of FBT Concessions for Foreign Executives

The Australian Government’s latest revenue raising measures are again targeting international businesses. The ‘Living away from home’ allowance and other related benefits have been denied concessional tax treatment for international employees along...
1 January 2012

South Africa: Transfer Pricing – A Significant Change

With effect from 1 October 2011, South African Transfer Pricing legislation was significantly changed by the implementation of an amended Section 31 to the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 (”the Act”). The section has now further been amended in terms of...
31 December 2011

USA: Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate

Is there a “best” way for a foreign individual to own U.S. real estate?  When planning to acquire U.S. real estate, foreign individuals have a number of ownership alternatives to consider each of which offers its own advantages and disadvantages....
1 December 2011

The Brussels Agreement: Fiscal Adjustment and Economic Growth in Europe

On December 9, the European Council met in Brussels to devise a resolution of the Euro crisis that imperils the still fragile recovery from the global financial crisis.
30 November 2011

RSM International Supports Public debate on EU Audit Reforms

RSM International, the sixth largest global accountancy network, today responded to the eagerly awaited proposals on the reform of auditing in the EU. The draft legislation contains a raft of measures aimed at increasing competition and improving...
25 November 2011

RSM Congratulates European Business Award Winners

Earlier this week, the finale of the 2011 European Business Awards took place at a galaceremony in Barcelona.  The European Business Awards provide a platform where outstanding European businesses can represent their country and be recognised for...
24 November 2011

European Business Awards: Julien Saada and Gregory Mager of Maesa Group win the RSM International Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Founders of Maesa Group, Julien Saada and Gregory Mager, won the RSM International Entrepreneur of the Year title at last night’s 2011 European Business Awards (EBA). 

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