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The basics of business etiquette

Poor etiquette could lead to lost business, so here are our business etiquette essentials. By Orla Brosnan Etiquette may seem like an antiquated, old-fashioned idea with many thinking of business etiquette as simply knowing which fork to use at a business lunch. Modern business etiquette, however, has an important and relevant role to play in… Read More The basics of business etiquette

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An interview with Stephen Phillips, Director-General of InvestHK

The new Director-General of InvestHK, Stephen Phillips sees his role as helping companies navigate their way to opportunities in Hong Kong, China and beyond. He explains to George W. Russell how the investment promotion agency can connect the dots amid new technology and emerging industries. By George W Russell Given that Hong Kong is one of the… Read More An interview with Stephen Phillips, Director-General of InvestHK

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CEO pay plunge

Chief executives in the UK saw their salaries fall last year – but they are still far ahead of the average worker. In 2016, chief executives of the FTSE 100 index companies in the UK saw their compensation fall by almost a fifth compared with the previous year, reports The Telegraph. Meanwhile, in the US, TheWashington Post reported… Read More CEO pay plunge

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The phigital generation

The group born after 1995 lives in both the physical and the digital worlds. But who are they? And how will their unique characteristics impact the workplace? By Yan Barcelo This fall, Mathilde Louis a 19-year-old college student in Montreal, plans to publish the first episodes of her manga-style comic strips online. “My goal is… Read More The phigital generation

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An interview with Francis Leung, Chairman of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies

Francis Leung, Chairman of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies, says Hong Kong’s position as a regional trading, transport, aviation and shipping hub is under threat. As Hong Kong celebrates its 20th anniversary of returning to China’s sovereignty, I would like to reflect on Hong Kong’s journey in the past two decades. A closer… Read More An interview with Francis Leung, Chairman of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies

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Tackling the unexpected

By Robert Outram Colin McLellan CA, Chief Financial Officer at travellers’ price comparison website Skyscanner and a finalist in this year’s 35 CAs Under 35, is one of the speakers at the ICAS Conference on 20 September.  The theme of the conference is ‘Expect the Unexpected’ and we asked him how his CA training and experience have helped… Read More Tackling the unexpected