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Making Hong Kong the super-connector

China’s Belt and Road initiative is heavy on mega-projects, but Hong Kong is positioned to provide vital “soft” infrastructure such as corporate, financial, accounting and legal services as well as insurance, risk management, capital markets and trade assistance. George W. Russell finds out about possible opportunities for CPAs who think strategically about this US$900 billion… Read More Making Hong Kong the super-connector

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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

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Protecting people

By Lachlan Colquhoun A workplace can offer practical – even life-saving – support to victims of domestic violence. For Lisa McAdams, the workplace was not only her place of employment, it was her refuge. With an abusive partner at home, going to work for McAdams was a break from the relentless barrage of verbal and… Read More Protecting people

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Five issues on the minds of CEOs in 2017

By Andrea Murad Today’s CEOs have much to contend with when navigating a company towards success. Along with maintaining profitability, the challenges are unique, and no matter the industry or business size, companies need to align projects with goals to be able to expand. “It’s not just about sales growth, it’s about scale – meaning all… Read More Five issues on the minds of CEOs in 2017

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AIM-ing high: the FinTech that went from equity crowdfunding to IPO

By Hannah Downie Katherine Tenner CA and Chief Financial Officer at FreeAgent, the first Scottish FinTech company to join London’s Alternative Investment Market since 2012, on why the startup decided to list and the challenges in doing so. As CFO of FinTech startup FreeAgent, no two days are the same for Katherine Tenner. In addition… Read More AIM-ing high: the FinTech that went from equity crowdfunding to IPO

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HKICPA Membership Survey Report

The Hong Kong Institute of CPAs has released the annual Membership Survey Report, which indicated members’ positive outlook on the accounting profession, as Hong Kong CPAs continue to enjoy favourable income and high levels of career mobility. The results also reaffirmed the issue of long working hours, and showed that the demand for accountants, especially… Read More HKICPA Membership Survey Report