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Accounting Technician [AT(SA)], Associate General Accountant [AGA(SA)] and Chartered Accountant [CA(SA)].

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12 IMPROVEMENTS TO STANDARDS ISSUED AS STATEMENTS OF GAAP The Accounting Practices Board (APB) has approved 12 Improvements as Statements of Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP). The annual improvements project is aimed at making necessary, but non-urgent, amendments to Statements of GAAP that will not be included as part of another major project. The Standards…

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SPECIAL REPORT: WOMEN IN THE PROFESSION

Introduction The social, political and economic inequalities of women throughout the world are well known and well documented by interest groups and lobbyists alike. So when you read about women who, throughout history, have made significant impacts in the sciences, business, political and environmental fields, you cannot help but want to celebrate and laud these…

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ARE ACCOUNTING STANDARDS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS?

The response of the International Accounting Standards Board If this question was asked to politicians and business leaders, the answer would be a resounding ‘YES’. The ‘grey men who sit in dimly lit rooms and dream up accounting standards’ are responsible for the current global financial crisis. The gluttony of criticism has been primarily focused…

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BANKING AND THE ECONOMY: A thought leadership issue

The global financial crisis, which came to the fore in August 2007, has led to a worldwide recession, the consequences of which have been of an unprecedented magnitude and scale. This has included rapid decline in international trade volumes, increased risk aversion, reduced liquidity and heightened market uncertainty. In the main financial centres of the…

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WIK EN WEEG: Verbruiksvertroue glad nie so broos nie

Daar is min twyfel oor Suid-Afrikaanse sakevertroue. Hierdie is moeilike tye. Die RMB/BER sakevertroueindeks het gedurende die 2Q2009 ’n nuwe sikliese laagtepunt van 26 bereik. Net 26 uit 100 bestuurders spreek vertroue uit. In 2007 was dit nog na aan 90. ’n Groot meerderheid van besigheidsmense ervaar momenteel duidelik ’n gebrek aan sakevertroue. In sommige…

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