Global CPA Report Feb.‌ 5, 2014
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How leaders can become better listeners
Studies have shown that effective leaders are good listeners, which means they pay attention to and care about the person who is speaking. Learn three behaviors that, according to research, represent good listening skills.
Harvard Business Review
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Auditors worldwide increasingly worried about cybercrime
Concerns among audit committees worldwide are rising that companies are falling behind in the fight against cybercrime, a global KPMG survey suggests.
Information Age | Computing
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How fragile is economic growth in emerging markets?
Slower economic growth in emerging markets is fueling worries about further emerging markets routs, particularly in the so-called Fragile Five countries, whose rapid growth might have been too dependent on foreign direct investments. Does this mean an emerging market crisis is afoot?
The New York Times | The Economist
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Africa
Top Kenyan athletes ready to go on strike over new tax laws
Top Kenyan athletes are considering changing nationality or boycotting major sporting events such as the Olympic Games to fight new Kenyan tax laws they fear will eat into their share of prize money. Kenya has some of the world’s best middle- and long-distance runners.
BBC
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Americas
FASB eyes disclosure requirements for tax breaks businesses receive
The U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board decided to explore GAAP requirements that would have businesses disclose tax breaks they receive in financial statements.
Journal of Accountancy
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IRS requires employers to report "change in responsible party"
The Internal Revenue Service is now requiring taxpayers with employer identification numbers to report any changes in responsible parties, such as owners, principal officer, or general partner.
The Tax Adviser
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How to get your accounting firm off to a good start in 2014
The beginning of each calendar year offers an opportunity to either kick off your new business plan or fine-tune an existing one.
CPA Insider
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US foundation pledges $3 million to IFRS Foundation to help with convergence work
Journal of Accountancy
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Salaried workers in Quebec shoulder more than their share of the tax burden
Montreal Gazette
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Asia
Breakout brands "Made in China"
A marketing expert expects manufacturers in emerging markets, especially in China, to come up with tomorrow’s breakout brands, following in the footsteps of Japanese automakers Honda and Toyota and South Korean electronics conglomerate Samsung.
Der Spiegel
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India wakes up to corporate fraud
Several headline-grabbing fraud incidents have helped Indians realize that corporate fraud was not just a problem of developed countries. Results of a KPMG survey help Indian companies protect themselves by providing universal insights into who is most likely to commit fraud and why.
The Hindu Business Line
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In China, bribes come in form of gift cards
The FCPA Blog
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Australia/Oceania
Cautious optimism prevails for Australian accounting and finance employment market
Recruiters expect accountants and financial professionals in Australia to see modest salary increases in 2014. They are also cautiously optimistic about an upturn in recruitment.
InTheBlack
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Europe
Ethical dilemma? There's an app for that
The U.K. Institute of Business Ethics has launched a free mobile-device app and online toolkit that provides employees with immediate guidance on a range of scenarios from accepting gifts and hospitality to conflicts of interest.
CGMA Magazine
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EU proposals aim to lower risks at banks deemed too large to fail
European Commission proposals aimed at discouraging risky behavior of Europe’s biggest and most complex banks would ban proprietary trading and would allow national regulators to split banks up.
Financial Times | The Telegraph | New York Times
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Swiss minister's family firm investigated for tax evasion
SwissInfo
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AICPA News
Tax strategies for high-income individuals
The high-impact Conference on Tax Strategies for the High-Income Individual May 19 and 20 in Las Vegas is a chance to dig deep into new tax policies, measure their impact, and define clear objectives for the future of high-income clients.
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