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BizTrends 2017


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UK advertising passes £21bn in 2016

UK has a seventh consecutive year of market growth, as adspend grew 3.7% to reach £21.4bn...

2 days ago

How to keep your business cash cycle in good balance

To meet all financial obligations, you need to strike a good balance on your cash conversion cycle in order to ensure that at any given point in time you have free cash flows to fund your business operations...

Issued by Monetary Library 24 Apr 2017

MTN accountant arrested for allegedly stealing more than R20m

An MTN financial accountant has been bust for allegedly stealing R24m from the company, the Gauteng Hawks said...

By Naledi Shange 13 Apr 2017

Tesco dives into red on accounting scandal

LONDON - Supermarket giant Tesco revealed on Wednesday that it fell into an annual net loss of 40 million due to a costly accounting scandal at Britain's biggest retailer...

13 Apr 2017

SA students compete in KPMG International Case Competition

A team of four top students from Witwatersrand (WITS) and University of Pretoria (UP) have headed to Lisbon to compete in the annual KPMG International Case Competition (KICC)...

11 Apr 2017

Irba audit plan 'dilutes rights'

MAFR ,as espoused by the Irba, undermines the rights of shareholders and disregards existing legislation that already safeguards the independence of audit firms...

28 Mar 2017

Donations and tax

The aim of this article is to alert individuals to donations tax considerations over and above the utilisation of the full R100,000 annual exemption which will inevitably be used to a great degree now that section 7C has been introduced...

By Struan Robertson, Issued by Meredith Harington 23 Mar 2017

The perks of buying QuickBooks

EasyBiz QuickBooks has officially launched QuickPerks, the revolutionised annual subscription service. In keeping with its quick-to-learn, quick-to-use philosophy, QuickPerks will make life easier for QuickBooks users...

Issued by QuickBooks 22 Mar 2017

Audit firms unhappy with MAFR decision

Further work needs to be done to understand the effect and consequences of mandatory audit firm rotation that the IRBA has decided on...

By Linda Ensor 20 Mar 2017

Auditing profession must look beyond the numbers for real transformation

IRBA outlines its concerns around the slow pace of transformation of the financial services sector before parliament...

15 Mar 2017

Tax ombudsman asks to probe delayed refunds

Tax Ombudsman Judge Bernard Ngoepe has written to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, asking for permission to launch a probe into whether "systemic problems" SARS are the reason for widespread delays in the payment of refunds...

13 Mar 2017

Misinvoicing practices loses Africa billions of dollars

A study published by UNCTAD last year revealed huge discrepancies in trade accounting in South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria and Côte d'Ivoire...

8 Mar 2017

BDO Durban's trainees achieve 100% pass rate

BDO South Africa has announced that all 16 of its accountancy trainees who wrote the SAICA APC Exam in November 2016 have passed, with Kelton Bingham being placed on the honours roll...

6 Mar 2017

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International

Hammerson, 'a solid bet for future returns'

Hammerson, which is the largest property stock on the JSE, is considered by analysts as one of the most undervalued stocks with significant upside potential.

11 hours ago

McDonald's reports higher earnings on strong US, China

NEW YORK, United States - McDonald's reported higher first-quarter earnings Tuesday on better performance in key regions, including the United States and China.

12 hours ago

Thomson Reuters, Oxford Business Group sign distribution agreement

Thomson Reuters and Oxford Business Group (OBG) have signed a distribution agreement, whereby users of Thomson Reuters financial platform, Eikon, can now access Oxford Business Group's full range of research on emerging economies.

16 hours ago

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