Strategy

Three experts forecast what the top issues will be for global business in 2019.

Business forecast 2019: the top issues


Singapore Accountancy Commission chairman Chaly Mah FCPA. Photographer: Weave

The technology bandwagon is moving fast and now is the time for accounting and finance professionals to get onboard


For most businesses, blockchain is part of a distant future they don’t quite understand, but proponents say it has the potential to transform the engine room of financial services.

Blockchain reaction: is your data safe from hacking?


The term “shadow bank” was initially coined in the US, just before the onset of the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC), to describe the risky mortgage-backed securities structures set up by banks to offload unwanted loans from their balance sheets.

Shadow banks: a disaster in the making?


Failing to consider certain financial matters before you travel overseas could result in the trip costing a whole lot more than you budgeted for.

How to manage your money when you travel overseas


congress ebook cover

eBook: Connecting the biggest minds at CPA Congress 2018


The first incarnation of Singles’ Day as a retail event in China didn’t take place until 2009, when Alibaba got on board.

China’s Singles’ Day: why November 11 is the world’s biggest retail event


“Everyone thinks data is a great idea until you start making decisions based on it,” says former New Zealand Prime Minister Sir Bill English.

Expect resistance from data insights


The Pikachu Outbreak event in Yokohama, Japan.

Pokemon v Redbubble heads for round 2


Anna Tantau CPA encourages other financial professionals to choose a social justice cause that they are passionate about, and fight for it. Indeed, she thinks it is their public duty.

Bringing social justice to accounting work: Anna Tantau CPA


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