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AI on the rise

Liana Cafolla attends Asia’s largest technology conference, RISE, and finds out how artificial intelligence and robotics are changing the way companies do business, and changing the world. From how we meet potential partners and use language to how we soothe newborns and get movie recommendations, artificial intelligence (AI) permeates every corner of life. In the… Read More AI on the rise

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A position of trust

Hong Kong lawyer Teresa Ko joined the IFRS Foundation Trustees, responsible for the governance and oversight of the International Accounting Standards Board, at the start of 2018. The Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer China Chairman and Partner tells A Plus about her role, and how Hong Kong and China can contribute to enhancing global financial reporting standards.… Read More A position of trust

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Hard demand for soft skills

Accountants facing digital disruption should be brushing up on their “soft skills” to raise their job market appeal. By Ben Power Search giant Google was founded by two computer scientists, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and algorithms drive its search business. But in 2013 Google decided to analyse its hiring practices. As reported by the… Read More Hard demand for soft skills

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Board evaluation – a tool for developing a high performing board

The corporate board plays a vital role in leading an organization. Among other actions, the board ensures the organization is protecting its shareholders’ assets, sets management business targets and missions and monitors their progress. In order to ensure that the board is effectively undertaking these roles, many organizations undertake board evaluations – recognizing it as… Read More Board evaluation – a tool for developing a high performing board

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Culture and purpose in financial services

Following the 2008 global financial crisis, the financial services industry has come under intense scrutiny. Firms need to boost trust, create socially responsible products and prevent future financial crises. In its latest publication, Culture and purpose in financial services, the Financial Services Faculty recommends actions that the industry, boards and ICAEW Chartered Accountants should be… Read More Culture and purpose in financial services

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Caught in the crossfire

The trade war between the United States and Mainland China is escalating quickly. Nicky Burridge finds out how tensions between the world’s two biggest economies affect the middleman, Hong Kong. Shoppers in Hong Kong received a pleasant surprise early last month when supermarkets and wet markets displayed an abundance of cheap cherries. The price of… Read More Caught in the crossfire