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

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Financial statements The frustration continues… As part of their research and teaching activities, many accounting academics spend a lot of time poring over published financial statements. Strangely, some of them find this work fascinating. To most people, an enthusiasm for reading accounting reports is about as comprehensible as, say, an infatuation with spoon collecting. But…

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THE WORLD – Purchasing power parity

Purchasing power parity: An overview Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) is a technique used to determine the relative value of currencies, estimating the amount of adjustment needed on the exchange rate between countries for the exchange to be equivalent to (or on par with) each currency’s purchasing power. An example of this measure for making prices…

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Scorecard – Inflation rates of the G20 countries

Inflation rates of the G20 countries These figures show the inflation rates of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) to generally be higher than most. India’s inflation rate is the highest, while Russia’s inflation stood at 7.26% in March 2013 and Brazil’s was 6.31%. China’s rate at 3.13% is at a…

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ANALYSIS: Roadmap IFRS changes for 2013

Roadmap IFRS changes for 2013 The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has completed a range of significant projects resulting in new accounting and disclosure requirements for entities preparing financial statements under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The effective date for these requirements is for financial years beginning on or after 1 January 2013 and now…

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INFLUENCE: Special Feature – Leadership

Leadership Lessons Instilling ethical leadership BPO the way to go? Integrated Reporting envelops the world The APC SAICA’s New ‘Part II’ Executives from innovative SA companies share how they lead upfront – and from behind. Leadership Lessons The death of ex-British prime minister Margaret Thatcher spawned an outburst of debate on the qualities of leadership,…

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