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Economic headwinds facing emerging markets

15 September 2015
By most measures, emerging markets have outperformed developed economies since the Great Recession. Between 2010-14, emerging/developing economies posted averaged annual real GDP growth of 5.8 percent versus 1.8 percent in the advanced industrialised countries.

Frontier markets: Sub-Saharan Africa and the threat of success

19 August 2015
Following a blogs on the BRIC and MINT economies, this next series of blogs will explore 'frontier markets'.

RSM Academy – Strong relationships built on understanding

3 July 2015
Last month, RSM ran its 9th annual RSM Academy welcoming its 479th graduate since it began in 2007. The programme sees RSM’s future leaders gather in Eindhoven, Netherlands, for a challenging week which sets out to improve their leadership skills, global awareness and how to work in multinational and multicultural teams.

Cybersecurity takes centre stage

30 April 2015
A guest blog by Thilen Pillay, Manager – Risk Advisory Services, RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg)

Further expansion for the RSM network

18 February 2015
RSM, the seventh largest global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, has recently announced the addition of a correspondent firm in Zimbabwe, and significant member firm developments in Italy and New Zealand.

RSM achieves 18% fee income growth in 2014 to US$4.4 billion

7 January 2015
Europe: 79% fee income increase Audit and accountancy: 17% fee income growth Tax: 15% fee income growth Consulting/advisory: 57% fee income growth Nine new member firms added across four continents

World Economic Outlook 2015

1 January 2015
Economic Growth Trends

Transfer Pricing News: Secondary adjustments again deemed to be treated as dividend or capital contributions in South Africa

16 September 2014
Since April 2012 secondary adjustments were treated as deemed loans, but this caused a lot of uncertainty and practical problems. This may be the reason that the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2014 (Draft), includes that secondary adjustments shall now be treated as deemed dividends or capital contributions, depending on the facts and circumstances of the case.

RSM International expands in Africa with new correspondent firms in Benin, Cameroon and Burkina Faso

7 August 2014
RSM International (“RSM”), the seventh largest global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, has expanded further in Africa with the appointment of three new correspondent firms, in Benin, Cameroon (with an office in Congo) and Burkina Faso.

Nigeria – on the cusp of greatness?

24 July 2014
When we added our member firm in Nigeria, SIAO Partners to our network in September 2013, I heard about the Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian playwright and poet, Wole Soyinka, who once said: “…there are prospects for a new Nigeria, but I don’t think we have a new Nigeria yet.” Thinking about Nigeria again for this blog I considered this quote. 

Issue 18 - RSM Reporting

1 January 2014
This eighteenth edition features:

RSM continues to strengthen African representation by admitting the 5th largest firm in Nigeria

4 September 2013
RSM, the seventh largest global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, has further strengthened its presence in Africa with the admittance of SIAO Partners, Nigeria’s fifth largest accounting firm by revenue, to the network.

Africa - The Last Frontier of the World Economy

4 June 2013
Once dismissed as an economic backwater beset by political turmoil, Africa has become an attractive market for globally active companies seeking long-term profitable growth. Our latestTalking Points article, by RSM’s economic consultant David Bartlett, looks at the drivers behind Africa’s robust growth and discusses the continent’s long term outlook.

Africa: The Last Frontier of the World Economy

1 May 2013
Once dismissed as an economic backwater beset by political turmoil, Africa has become an attractive market for globally active companies seeking long-term profitable growth.

RSM Survey of International Business Confidence

1 February 2013
This report summarises the results of a survey of international business confidence conducted at the RSM Annual Conference in London in November 2012. The survey gauged the views of over 280 senior leaders from within RSM member firms 70 countries on the following issues:

Prospects for the World Economy 2013

1 January 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 private debt left by the global financial crisis; robust growth in emerging markets that came out of the global downturn w

RSM network connects for day of global celebrations

19 September 2012
On 20 September 2012, RSM will bring together its accounting network of 32,000 colleagues across 700 offices in 94 countries as part of RSM World Day – a celebration of the growth and success of the integrated network and an opportunity to showcase its capabilities and expertise around the world.

The Shale Gas Revolution

1 January 2012
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 lowering dependence on imported fossil fuels.

South Africa: Transfer Pricing – A Significant Change

1 January 2012
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 the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 19 of 2011 introduced by the Minister of Finance on 25 October 2011.

Communication Infrastructure and Broadband Growth in Africa

1 November 2011
As the growth of Africa’s ICT (Information and Communications Technology) infrastructure proceeds, industry players are placing greater emphasis on mobile data and other value added services such as mobile banking and funds transfer.

Corporate Sustainability

1 February 2011
“Corporate Sustainability” – broadly conceived as the formal integration of economic, environmental, and social factors in managerial decision making and corporate governance – is assuming a central role in global business.

Economic Impact of the World Cup

1 August 2010
International sporting events offer significant potential benefits to host countries: modernization of infrastructure; upgrading of tourist facilities; increased foreign commerce; heightened global prestige and visibility.