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THE FUTURE OF FINANCE THE FUTURE OF FINANCE
The world of finance is a dynamic place with new developments every now and then. How do these developments, such as Basel III, impact trade? Aparna Shivpuri Arya speaks...
Risk appetite: A tool for corporate governance Risk appetite: A tool for corporate governance
BDO Senior Manager Francisco Basdekis underscores the importance of understanding potential threats in organisations, for management to create and protect enterprise value. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE is an ongoing process between...
The art of due diligence The art of due diligence
Application of  ‘the Discreet Science’ has become a commonplace service in major transactions and disputes. Charles Robson highlights crucial concerns in the process of intelligence and investigative consultancy in...
Preparing for corporate crisis Preparing for corporate crisis
BDO’s senior manager Francisco Basdekis highlights the steps to be taken in disaster management. RECENT CORPORATE failures to properly manage crisis situations have stressed the need for Boards to...
Resetting the green button Resetting the green button
Experts urge more companies in the UAE to increase levels of corporate sustainability reporting, in order to address social and environmental issues…  THE LEVEL of sustainability reporting in the...
Shattering the glass-ceiling Shattering the glass-ceiling
“Don’t try too hard to be one of the boys,” Deloitte’s audit partner Cynthia Corby, advices women in finance and accounting careers…  I HAVE deliberately chosen the statement ‘Don’t...
Value advantage Value advantage
ACCA survey highlights need for broader skills set in public and private sectors… THE UAE’s Chief Financial Officers in both the public and private sector require finance professionals who...
IFRS finally comes to the region IFRS finally comes to the region
Next month Dubai plays host to the annual World Accounting Summit, where industry experts will gather to assess the progress of standards’ implementation… THE APPOINTMENT of Dr Abdulrahman Al...
How many ‘Capitals’ do we need? How many ‘Capitals’ do we need?
Industry expert Kurt Ramin examines the values identified in the prototype of business reporting framework issued by the International Integrated Reporting Council  THE FIRST step towards the development of...
ACCA launches toll free 24-hour support line ACCA launches toll free 24-hour support line
More than 5,000 members and students of ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in the United Arab Emirates are now able to speak to their professional body free...
CICPA appoints brands adviser CICPA appoints brands adviser
THE CHINESE Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) has appointed Jonathan Geldart as International Advisor on Brands. Despite his new position, Geldart will continue in his role as global...
Staying put Staying put
Deloitte’s new survey reveals 80% of employees plan to continue working at their organisations over the next year  THOUGH HIGH unemployment persists and the global economic recovery remains halting...
Big deal Big deal
PwC shines as the tax, assurance and advisory services company runs away with ‘Firm of the Year’ and for the second year in a row, ‘Deal of The Year’...
‘It’s the ultimate crown’ ‘It’s the ultimate crown’
For Chris Taylor, being declared the Middle East’s undisputed Chartered Accountant of the Year is a dream that has been several years in the making. After clinching the coveted...
Slogging it out Slogging it out
Nine in 10 Dubai accounting and finance employees work longer hours than required, new survey shows WITH A rise in growth and productivity signalling the potential return to pre-recessionary...
Global alignment Global alignment
KPMG and ACCA report calls on standard setters and Islamic banks to work together to harmonise financial reporting  THE RAPID global growth in Islamic finance means that action must...
Rules of engagement Rules of engagement
Grant Thornton’s Managing Partner Hisham Farouk tackles the contentious issues of succession and governance in family-owned enterprises IT IS SAID that a man’s worth is no greater than the...
More than a game of numbers More than a game of numbers
Ministry of Finance promotes financial literacy among different segments in the UAE THE MINISTRY of Finance (MoF) has organised a lecture on the methods of preparing the Federal General...
Brand ambitions Brand ambitions
Newly elected chairman of Dubai Chapter reveals his tenure plans “THE DUBAI Chapter of ICAI has come a long way to earn the recognition of the business community, mainly...
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