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ASEAN must move for financial integration

According to Abelardo "Billy" Cortez, IAFEI secretary and executive committee member, the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has a population of 622 million people and enjoys a rate of economic growth in excess of advanced economies. Writing in the latest IAFEI Quarterly, Cortez says the AEC Blueprint calls for a smoothly-functioning regional financial sy ...

OPTIMISM SINKS TO 3-YEAR LOW; RECESSION EXPECTED BEFORE 2020 U.S. ELECTION

U.S. business optimism dropped this quarter to its lowest level in three years, according to third-quarter results from the Duke University/CFO Global Business Outlook. A majority of CFOs expect a recession to start before the presidential election. The CFO survey has been conducted for 94 consecutive quarters and spans the globe, making it the world’s longest-running and most ...

CFOs are well positioned to take a broader role in managing enterprise performance

From CFO.com: With the help of significant investments in technology, CFOs have been able to expand their focus from traditional concerns — primarily financial integrity of the business and risk management — to areas impacting enterprise performance. The majority of CFOs are well positioned to take a broader role in managing enterprise performance. In a recent survey conducted ...

CFO Talks at Leaderex Convention: what leaders say is the top priority for the country

CFO Talks took its cameras to the Leaderex exhibition in Johannesburg last week and managed to sit down with a range of business and opinion leaders, including Bonang Mohale of Business Leadership SA, Adrian Saville of Cannon Asset Managers, Mervyn King of the famed King Corporate Governance Report, Professor Owen Skae of Rhodes Business School, Jon Foster-Pedley of Henley Busi ...

Videos from Leaderex convention in Johannesburg

Photos from Leaderex convention in Sandton, Johannesburg

Share your views for the IAFEI survey for Q3 2019

The IAFEI survey for Q3 2019 is now open! This quarter, we focus on negative or low interest rates and their impact on investment decisions. Please share your views and see the results for your region and across the world.  Click on the link below to access the survey which should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. We will hold your individual responses in confidence and ...

French, U.S. officials strike draft compromise on French digital tax

French and U.S. negotiators have reached a compromise agreement on France’s digital tax, a levy which prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to threaten a separate tax on French wine imports, a source close to the negotiations said. The compromise struck between French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Donald Trump’s White House ...

3 countries publish draft EU Mandatory Disclosure Rules

Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Estonia have all recently published draft legislation that will implement the EU Mandatory Disclosure Rules Directive (DAC6). Member States have until 31 December 2019 to implement the directive into national legislation. All three countries have drafted the implementing legislation broadly in line with the Directive, and have not sought to Gold ...

UK Chancellor accelerates Brexit preparations for businesses

HMRC is stepping up efforts to ensure businesses are ready to trade post-Brexit by automatically enrolling companies in an important customs system and doubling the numbers registered, the Chancellor announces today (Wednesday, 21 August). More than 88,000 VAT registered companies across the UK will be allocated an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) numbe ...

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