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Paradise postponed

by Nigel Hastilow on 10.05.2016 08:53

The impending referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union would appear to have contributed to a distinct slowdown in economic activity, based on the latest snapshot of opinion among ICAEW chartered accountants.

Though there is no clear...

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The UK skills shortage is the single biggest issue highlighted in the latest snapshot of ICAEW chartered accountants’ views on the state of the economy.

Again and again the issue crops up – in discussions over levels of pay, the ability of companie...

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2016 looks like it will bring another year of contrasts across the region. Geo-politically there is optimism over the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community and its common market place as well as over the seemingly peaceful migration to an elected d...
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The Autumn Statement 2015 will probably be remembered more for George Osborne’s politically expedient U-turn on family tax credits and the production of Mao’s red book by the Shadow Chancellor, than for significant changes in the world o...

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In the month that the Climate Disclosure Standards Board launched its expanded framework to cover environmental and natural capital disclosure, our latest Economic Insights reports for Greater China, The Middle East and South East Asia turned the sp...

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Sophisticated high-tech design has become ubiquitous – and big business.

The ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty will publish 10 principles in April for design-led technology ventures that are seeking substantial investment.

 We lo...

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Private equity is having an extraordinary – and growing – effect on businesses of all sizes and at all stages of development.

The increasing influence of private equity – worth $274bn of buyouts across the world in 2013 alone &a...
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Introduction
The UK skill shortage is becoming more acute as the economy recovers and expands, according to the results of the latest snapshot of ICAEW chartered accountants’ views.
This report, based on comments gathered over the past couple of m...

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ICAEW’s thought leadership project ‘So what is economic success? Going beyond GDP and profit’ is exploring what is meant by economic success. We are seeking views from a wide range of people, asking:

  • What does a ‘succe...
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Attracting serious amounts of investment to venture capital is a perennial challenge for economic development, innovation and entrepreneurship – and one we’ve discussed here before.

But research by the Corporate Finance Faculty suggests...