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Corporation Tax in Northern Ireland

Draft Corporation Tax legislation published in early January 2015 offers prospective investors in the Northern Ireland economy a base for realistic planning, according to Chartered Accountants Ireland. Commenting as the new legislation was announced, Mr Paddy Harty, Chairman of the Chartered Accountants Ireland Northern Ireland Tax Committee said, “Chartered Accountants Ireland has consistently argued for… Read More Corporation Tax in Northern Ireland

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Practical Guide for Irish Exporters

Chartered Accountants Ireland has joined forces with Enterprise Ireland and Invest NI to produce a practical guide for businesses seeking to grow their exporting activities. The Export Start Guide will be of particular interest to potential exporters based on the island of Ireland. It provides comprehensive, practical information on topics such as raising finance, planning,… Read More Practical Guide for Irish Exporters

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Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards 2014 invite entries

The Hong Kong Institute of CPAs’ Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards, now in its 15th year, has started accepting entries. This year, the awards will focus on how companies are performing on board diversity, internal control, risk management and social responsibility initiatives. Click to see press release.

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Public consultation on the regulatory regime for auditors of listed entities in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong government has launched a public consultation on “Proposals to Improve the Regulatory Regime for Listed Entity Auditors.” This is the next step in the process, following the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs’ member consultation ended earlier this year, to introduce an internationally recognized system of independent regulation of listed company auditors. Click… Read More Public consultation on the regulatory regime for auditors of listed entities in Hong Kong

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The Trouble with Hiring Favours

By Karen Wensley Here are some issues to consider before engaging in preferential hiring. A number of banks, including J.P. Morgan, are under investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for their hiring practices in China. The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prohibits providing anything of value to foreign officials in exchange for winning… Read More The Trouble with Hiring Favours

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Ask an expert: How do I motivate my employees?

By Todd Patkin Small phrases can make a world of difference for employees’ motivation, commitment and productivity. They’d never bring it up themselves, but there are certain phrases your employees really want to hear from you. Some have to do with affirmation; others centre on encouragement, reassurance, respect, gratitude or trust. When you verbalize these… Read More Ask an expert: How do I motivate my employees?