Economics / Insight

September 17, 2020
mergers and aquisitions

Forensic Data Analytics: No Longer Just a Supplementary Tool

While the current outlook in the region may seem grim, the trends that are emerging – and accelerating – give us a glimpse of different opportunities in different sectors that can lift businesses out of survival into recovery, and eventually to thrive post-Covid-19.
September 17, 2020

Forensic Data Analytics: No Longer Just a Supplementary Tool

When it comes to tax investigations, the most common picture we have will be of tax officers sieving through stacks of physical documents, manually searching for red flags of potential tax fraud. While that may have been the case 10 to 15 years ago, the nature of tax investigation has evolved.
September 1, 2020

Old money, new thinking

Twenty-eight years into its fourth century, Coutts is a private bank and wealth manager with serious heritage. How does it remain relevant in the age of fintech disruption? Culture, innovation and a laser focus on customers experience, Chris Tilley CA tells Kitty Finstad
July 28, 2020
tools of finance

Can the tools of finance build back better?

In an in-depth article published on the World Economic Forum, ICAEW Chief Executive and CAW Chairman, Michael Izza highlights the role that chartered accountants have played in past economic crises and how they are now  working as “business-first responders”, keeping the economy going in its direst moment and channelling the […]
July 19, 2020
Connectivity

Connectivity is the key to recovery

We have the opportunity to improve business infrastructure through technology that, in turn, will enable companies and employees to do their jobs more effectively and be more productive.
June 30, 2020

Singapore’s restructuring and insolvency landscape

The new Singapore Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 (IRDA) was passed by the Singapore Parliament on 1 October 2018 but has yet to come into force.
June 26, 2020
Financial reporting in a time of crisis

Financial reporting in a time of crisis

26 June 2020: ICAEW CEO Michael Izza explains the importance of going concern for auditing the effects of COVID-19, and how the Institute is supporting members with new resources. This is a time when businesses face the double challenge of not only struggling – indeed surviving – from day-to-day, but […]
June 26, 2020
Europe could set the standard for non-financial reporting

Europe could set the standard for non-financial reporting

15 June 2020: in a new paper, ICAEW has called for a ‘bridged’ European and international approach to standard-setting. Nigel Sleigh-Johnson, Director, Technical Strategy Accountability Group and Susanna Di Feliciantonio, Head of European Affairs, explain why. The COVID-19 pandemic has battered human, social and economic capital across the globe. To […]
June 21, 2020

Managing Cyber Risk with Smart Cyber

In the digital age, artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are starting to have the same kind of game-changing impact that factories and assembly lines had on manufacturing at the dawn of the industrial age, dramatically improving efficiency and enabling new products, services, and business models that simply were not possible before.
June 21, 2020

IAS 7 Statement of Cash Flows and its Proposed Amendments

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) initiated a project on primary financial statements in June 2015 as part of IASB’s plan to promote better communication in financial reporting.