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ACCA and IMA Global Economic Conditions Survey
Outsourcing and shared service centres
The state of corporate reporting
ACCA hosts major business forums in Vietnam and Singapore
The right to achieve
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ACCA and IMA Global Economic Conditions Survey
The end of the economic recovery?
 
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January saw the release of the quarterly report of the ACCA and IMA Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS) – the largest survey of its kind in the world. Working on this in partnership with the Institute of Management Accounting for the first time led to a survey of almost 3,800 accountants worldwide. The results, however, made bleak reading for the global economy.

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Outsourcing and shared service centres
Opportunities in transforming finance remain says ACCA study
 
Jamie Lyon, leading ACCA's research and insights theme, finance transformation
Jamie Lyon, leading ACCA's research and insights theme, finance transformation

On-going challenges in finance transformation through shared services and outsourcing remain, but there are significant future opportunities for value say global leaders.

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The state of corporate reporting
ACCA survey shows investors still value annual reports
 
Re-assessing the Value of Corporate Reporting

Corporate reports are being held back by confusion over their different audiences, their complexity, and lack of timeliness, according to a new ACCA survey of annual report users, published just ahead of the annual corporate reporting season.

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ACCA hosts major business forums in Vietnam and Singapore
Senior finance leaders address how to manage uncertainty
 
Chun Wee Chiew, head of policy, Asia-Pacific
Chun Wee Chiew, head of policy, Asia-Pacific

The uncertain global economic conditions attracted around 300 CEOs, CFOs and senior ACCA members to attend high-level events in Vietnam in early January. Concerns over a possible trade deficit in that country, with the added difficulty of keeping manufacturing costs down were covered in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

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The right to achieve
ACCA signs the UK government’s ‘Business Compact’ for social mobility
 
Neil Stevenson, exeuctive director, Brand
Neil Stevenson, exeuctive director, Brand

ACCA was invited to attend a reception on 12 January 2012 organised by the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg MP, to mark the Government’s Business Compact. ACCA was one of the first bodies to sign the Business Compact that forms a key part of the deputy prime minister’s Social Mobility Strategy, which was launched in April 2011 and sets out the Government’s determination to ensure every individual is free to achieve, regardless of the circumstances of their birth.

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