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CFOs predict recession in third quarter of 2020

Two-thirds of CFOs predict a recession by the third quarter of 2020, according to the Global Business Outlook Survey conducted by the International Association of Financial Executives (IAFEI) together with Duke University ad Grenoble Ecole de Management. Some 67% of CFOs said the US will be in recession by the third quarter of next year, and an even higher number of 84% believ ...

CFOs have ‘greater responsibility’, or do they?

From Moneyweb: After two days of questioning before the judicial commission of inquiry probing issues of governance at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), it is unclear what suspended chief financial officer (CFO) Matshepo More is responsible for. The PIC, which manages over R2 trillion in state pensions and other social assets, has been dogged by allegations of corruptio ...

The Auditor: Quo vadis?

South African CA Linda de Beer, writing in the IAFEI Quarterly, asks where the audit profession is headed. It’s a timely question, given the number of scandals swirling around the heads of auditors. In 2018 a US Federal judge awarded a mammoth $625 million judgement against PwC for negligence in its audit of Colonial Bank. In the wake of UK construction group Carillion’s failu ...

S&P Global Ratings: All the latest updates from Global corporates; How we Assess ESG Factors and our latest views on the US-China Trade Wars

Our Approach to Assessing ESG in Credit Ratings The fixed-income market's heightened focus on ESG has only emerged recently. However, ESG has been at the heart of our ratings approach for many years. We have long incorporated ESG considerations into our credit analysis. What we aim to do now is to more clearly underline to industry bodies, investors, and stakeholders how we do ...

IAFEI_CFE's Tax Top 5

OECD Programme on Digital Taxation The OECD has published the work programme on the next steps on taxation of the digital economy. The document sets out the organisation of the OECD work for the next while as well as modified proposals for profit allocation and nexus rules that take into account tax challenges of the digital economy. Crucially, the OECD acknowledges the polit ...

IAFEI-Nomura: Monthly Economic Outlook - Nomura Research Report

Philippine Election 14 May 2019 Asia Economic Monthly Outlook May 2019 Global Economic Outlook Monthly 14 May 2019 ...

IAFEI Q2 2019 Survey

The IAFEI survey for Q2 2019, through Duke University and Grenoble Ecole de Management, is now open! This quarter, we focus on growth perspectives around the world and the possible impact on your firm? Please share your views and see the results for your region and across the world. 

Increased Budget Approved for EU Anti-Tax Fraud Programme

The EU Parliament on 17 April adopted a regulation renewing the EU 2020 Fiscalisprogramme for cooperation in the field of taxation, with a budget of €339 million foreseen for implementation of the Programme in the period between 2021 and 2027. The regulation sets out that the Programme should “contribute to: supporting tax policy and the implementation of Union law relating to ...

BusinessEurope’s high-level debate on the European elections

“Europe’s achievements should not be taken for granted. It is crucial to mobilise voters and we call on the business community and on citizens to cast their vote in the upcoming European elections”, said BusinessEurope President Pierre Gattaz, speaking at BusinessEurope’s high-level debate on 7 May at the European Business Summit (EBS) in Brussels. Read more here ...

CFE Forum 2019 – Registration Reminder

The CFE Tax Advisers Europe has published the final programme concerning its Forum taking place on 6 June 2019 in Brussels this year entitled “Creating Tax Certainty in an Uncertain World: Double Taxation, Tax Rulings & Dispute Resolution Processes”.

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