Global CPA Report Oct.‌ 30, 2013
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How to keep morale high in the workplace
Lack of open, honest communication has the most negative impact on employee morale, a survey of HR managers found. Find out about other morale killers and about remedies managers can employ to keep negativity at bay.
CGMA Magazine
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Six steps to manage ethical risks as growth slows in emerging markets
Challenging economic conditions in emerging markets are increasing the pressure on companies to cut corners in dealing with fraud, corruption, and bribery risks. Learn six steps to get a handle on the risks.
CGMA Magazine
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Investors get selective with emerging markets
Find out why some of the BRICS have fallen out of favor with investors and what makes Mexico, the Czech Republic, and South Korea emerging markets that are still attractive.
Bloomberg
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Africa
A business case for balancing work and life
Penny Abbott, head of HR research at the South African Board for People Practices, explores what organizations can do to help employees perform better at their jobs by achieving work-life balance.
Accountancy SA
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Americas
Six trends that are reshaping the accounting profession
The six demographics trends in the U.S. leave accountants little choice but to embrace new business practices. Find out about the trends and about how accountants can deal with them.
Journal of Accountancy
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Proposed crowdfunding rules offer CPAs new business opportunities
Rules on crowdfunding proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission would create opportunities for startups and small, private businesses to raise cash through internet-aided sales of securities—and would create opportunities for work by CPAs.
Journal of Accountancy | Reuters | Bloomberg
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Why companies need a more forward-looking approach to cybersecurity
Not so long ago, computer hackers focused mainly on organizations that had the most to offer. They followed the money, trying to breach big companies and access cash, sensitive data, or intellectual property. Now, hackers are just as likely to probe the systems of small to midsize entities.
CGMA Magazine
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International consortium buys rights to develop Brazil's giant offshore oil field
Latin American Herald Tribune
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Government shutdown delays start of 2014 tax season
Journal of Accountancy
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Federal audit finds IRS failed to clamp down on improper tax payments
The Hill/On the Money Blog
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Asia
Proposed Indian regulator would be allowed to review audits
The Indian Corporate Affairs Ministry issued draft rules that would allow the National Financial Reporting Authority, a proposed regulator for accounting and auditing standards, to undertake border-crossing investigations of audit firms or audits and issue severe penalties.
The Economic Times
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China tries to get a handle on bad loan risk
China's National Audit Office has heightened scrutiny of local government debts, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged to rein in the country's budget deficit. Meanwhile, bad loan write-offs have tripled at China's biggest banks.
Market News International | Bloomberg
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Housing prices in China continue to rise without government intervention
China Economic Review
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Australia/Oceania
Are you about to lose your assigned office desk?
Having a desk at the office to call your own may be going the way of the typewriter. You might have to acquaint yourself with the idea of grabbing work materials from a locker and finding an open desk at the office, also called hotdesking, or working at a variety of desks assigned to particular activities.
InTheBlack
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Europe
Strengthened German chancellor has plans to reform EU institutions
Backed by a powerful grand coalition, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has the means to attempt to reform European Union institutions. Communal control of national budgets and public borrowing in EU capitals could improve competitiveness and bring about social reforms.
Der Spiegel
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Are UK patent holders enjoying undue tax advantages?
The European Commission has raised concerns that the U.K.'s Patent Box tax incentive breaches the European Union code of conduct for business taxation. The U.K. policy provides a lower corporate tax rate on profits attributable to a company's patents.
AccountancyAge | Irish Examiner
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Booming exports pull Spain out of recession
EuroNews.com
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Norwegian tax authorities suspicious of cheap haircuts, car washes
Views and News from Norway
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AICPA News
AICPA commission to develop best practices to improve diversity
The recently formed AICPA National Commission on Diversity & Inclusion plans to gather perspectives on the profession's diversity and inclusion through a survey and to provide a best-practices resource and maturity model for firms that are considering or developing diversity initiatives.
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CPExpress, the AICPA's comprehensive bundle of online continuing professional education courses for CPAs, offers immediate access to hundreds of one- and two-credit hour courses that allow you to select the specific topic you need when you need it for just-in-time learning. You can choose from a full spectrum of subject areas and knowledge levels.
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