Economics

July 4, 2018
Song Yeow Chung

The internet affects everything, even curry puffs: Song Yeow Chung

Here’s a question worth pondering: Why would someone like the CFO of a Singapore F&B business specialising in local snacks be concerned about the rise of the e-commerce site Amazon [...]
March 20, 2018

Your 10-point plan to tackle internal fraud and corruption

There are specific requirements all organisations should note in their formulation of a sound foundation for managing fraud and corruption risks. Such a foundation requires augmentation in respect of organisation-specific environments.
April 11, 2017
isca-report

ISCA-ICAEW Report: Creativity, Predictive Analytics, Coding are Among Skills Required of Future Accountants

In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous workplace, accountants need to possess knowledge and skills across multiple disciplines. These include technological know-how, interpersonal and communication skills, critical thinking and creativity. Longer and more structured internships, as well as apprenticeships are welcomed by the accountancy profession to enable accountancy students to […]
November 30, 2016

Accountancy firms thriving in volatility

Adaptable firms are finding they can chart the right course despite market volatility, reports Robert Outram.
September 8, 2016

Centre screen: Zarin Patel

Zarin Patel has finance in her blood. One of her most vivid childhood memories is going with her father, a bank manager for Barclays, to his place of work and playing in the vaults. “It was one of those old-fashioned branches where the manager would sit on a raised platform literally overseeing everything.
September 8, 2016

The change maker: Ian Livingston

Ian Livingston admits one of his defining traits is an impatience to make things happen. “It’s a belief, a knowledge, that things don’t have to be the way they are – you can change things if you are passionate, you care and you are willing to put in the hard work.”
September 6, 2016

Informed, in touch and influential: understanding the drivers of business success

The leading institutes of Chartered Accountants and their members are committed to understanding and influencing key issues that shape and sustain business success and economic prosperity.
August 25, 2016

A question of ethics

Two masters too many – it’s a question of ethics. Conflicts of interest in the financial advice industry. By Lee White FCA
August 16, 2016

Helping accountants do the right thing

Against a backdrop of high-profile corporate scandals, the accountancy profession is set to come under stricter ethics standards.