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12 August 2011

Facing up to business

Eighty per cent of my time is spent on the move. I am more often than not travelling between meetings with our member firms or potential members within RSM International, meeting their clients and key government or business leaders, and doing...
25 July 2011

Personality v qualification

The global economic crisis has left an unwelcome mark on the so-called “lost generation” of professionals. Graduate employment prospects in many affected countries are the bleakest they have ever been. That said, it is fast becoming clear that in...
14 July 2011

Contractual Clauses Favouring The Big Four Must Become Something of The Past

You may have seen a report in International Accounting Bulletin yesterday drawing attention to findings from Paul Gillis, a visiting professor of accounting at Peking University's Guanghua School of Mana

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29 June 2011

Emerging markets tunnel vision: Don’t forget about Latin America

China’s booming economy continues to grow at a considerable rate and has helped pull much of the global economy away from the worst of the financial crisis. India’s youthful population has also buoyed many Western economists’ forecasts of continued...
16 June 2011

The Business of Bio-Energy

Our Irish member firm, RSM Farrell Grant Sparks, yesterday hosted "The Business of Bio-Energy" conference in Dublin with law firm Byrne Wallace.
1 June 2011

India as the Global Technology Hub

Over the past two decades, India has become the global leader in offshore IT (Information Technology) and BPO (Business Processing Outsourcing) services. India’s IT/BPO industry is poised to reach annual revenues of US$225 billion by 2020.
26 May 2011

Propelling growth in Malaysia

Recently I had the pleasure of spending time with my colleagues in Malaysia celebrating the 33rd anniversary of our member firm RSM RKT Group, with staff and clients of the firm. Many congratulations to the RSM team in Malaysia on this great...
17 May 2011

Chinese economic growth bears expensive fruit

Sometimes you have to look at the small stuff to understand the complexity of economic growth. My latest trip to China was eye opening. The cost of everyday items, such as the price of fruit has risen significantly this year - by all accounts some...
21 April 2011

The client-consultant relationship

On a daily basis I am reminded how fortunate I am to work with such a diverse range of personalities that comes with working in an international network – and particularly those that make up the extended RSM International network.
6 April 2011

Austria's taxation dilemma

The Financial Times published a thought-provoking article this morning that looks at a new tax introduced by the Austrian government last year. The new 25 percent levy on capital gains from stocks, bonds and other financial instruments aims to...

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