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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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To boldly go: if it pays

As private firms expand their operations, human colonisation of space remains a dream. The reason? There’s no apparent pay-off. By David Walker There’s a band of space stretching for 36,000 kilometres above your head that contains almost all of Earth’s commercial space activity. For the most part it’s surprisingly mundane, delivering navigation to phones and… Read More To boldly go: if it pays

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Ditch hedge funds and go passive

By Ben Hurley Warren Buffett says his winning 10-year bet on a simple index proves investment returns delivered by active investment experts don’t justify their fees. For most of the 21st century, active investment managers have been losing market share in retail investment to cheaper, index-tracking passive managers. The active managers have been under pressure… Read More Ditch hedge funds and go passive

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How to write a winning CV

By Adam Johnson The Managing Director of Robert Half Hong Kong on the dos and don’ts of writing an interview-landing CV. Curricula vitae (CV) are important personal documents that will always be a part of your career no matter where you go. Done well, they are your ticket to a job interview, and will edge… Read More How to write a winning CV