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Inflation and Indivisible Investment in Developing Economies
October 2, 2014 - World Bank
The World Bank research suggests that inflation may disproportionately discourage investment among SMEs
CFOs and CIOs: How do You Know When to Reach for the Clouds?
March 14, 2014 - Deloitte
This report focuses on the decisions CFOs and CIOs can make with respect to cloud computing, as well as a wide range of issues related to it.
In the policy paper, Innovations in access to finance for SMEs, the ACCA Global Forum for SMEs reviewed a broad range of innovations aimed at directing more finance to SMEs – from Alipay in China and Peer-to-Peer lenders in the UK, to Kabbage in the US, M-Shwari in Kenya or Cadenas Productivas in Mexico.
The 2013 North America Top Technology Initiatives Survey, conducted jointly by the AICPA and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, asked accounting professionals in public accounting, business and industry, consulting, government, not-for-profit and other organizations about their top 10 technology initiatives in 2013.
Presents a balanced picture of the impact of big data on the accountancy and finance professions in the coming 5-10 years by identifying specific opportunities and challenges for the accountancy and finance professions
Shows that sustainability-related developments are evident in capital investment appraisal practice. In particular, qualitative sustainability attributes are considered alongside the quantitative models and play a role in influencing decisions.
Offers preliminary findings on current practices regarding the integration of sustainability issues in investment decisions.
- IFAC Study Shows Accountancy Strongly Linked to Prosperity, Improved Living Standards
November 12, 2015 - IFAC
- Align Finance, Operations to Improve Working Capital
November 11, 2015 - CFO.com
- Leveraging Islamic Finance Promotes Growth and Prosperity of Small Businesses
November 9, 2015 - World Bank Voices
- Growing the Funding Flow
November 9, 2015 - ACCA
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