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How to reassure people during a crisis

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When the world turns upside down and your business is thrown in the air, you need to reassure stakeholders, clients and employees you are doing all you can to help them. This means providing accurate information, useful insights and clear guidance. From global organisations to sole traders, businesses that survive turbulent times manage change effectively and […]

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London after Brexit

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Brexit has sparked fears London will lose its status as the world’s second most important finance hub after New York. Is it just a lot of hot air? London has a fight on its hands, or so we are led to believe. Nervy businesses are relocating, moving staff or setting up new entities in rival European […]

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Warning: global risk ahead

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The global economy could be rocked by multiple risks in 2020 including a pandemic, trade wars, currency wars, rising valuations and populism. What are the real risks to your business? 2020 is shaping up to be another year of slow growth coupled with some potentially big-hitting risks for organisations doing business across international borders. Global […]

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How to trade internationally in 2020

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How do you overcome political, economic and cultural barriers to trade in 2020? The secret lies in understanding the risks and collaborating with local experts. Go global or stay local. It’s a question many companies will face as they weigh up the pros and cons of doing business in new territories and markets in 2020. […]

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Doing business in Latin America

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How accounting firms can help companies overcome the unique challenges of operating in Latin America Despite increased stability in recent years, business in Latin America is not for the faint-hearted. Crises are common, bureaucracy is widespread and there are vast differences between cultures, economies, political situations and administrative procedures. Yet for many multinationals, Latin America […]

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Averting environmental catastrophe

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As pressure mounts on cash-strapped governments to declare a climate emergency, the onus is on companies to do more to avert environmental catastrophe. Time is running out to save the planet from irreversible climate change, according to the United Nations. Calling for urgent action to cut C02 emissions, it states: “There is alarming evidence that […]

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Diversity and inclusion

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Forward-thinking accountancy firms are demonstrating diversity and inclusion can drive business. Accountancy firms are traditionally not known for being the most diverse places on the planet to work. The commonly held view is a profession still dominated by older white men, especially in senior positions. But things are changing. In the United States in particular, […]

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Why cultural sensitivity matters

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Understanding cultural differences is essential in the workplace, both internally and externally. Get it right and you lay the foundations of great working relationships. Get it wrong and you can cause offense, lose trust and jeopardise a lucrative contract. As more and more firms employ people from diverse cultures and serve clients with business operations […]

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Dealing with disruption

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The public sector is under increasing pressure to adapt to big-hitting disruptors. Taking action now could protect precious resources and benefit local communities. These are challenging times for public services. Already facing budgetary constraints in many parts of the world, publicly-funded organisations are being bombarded by potentially costly disruptors at every turn. From austerity to […]

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Perfect government storm

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Government contractors worldwide have been hit by a perfect storm of business disruption. But help is at hand to manage the challenges. From government shutdowns to cyber threats and regulatory changes, government contractors in different geographies have had a difficult time of late. Multiple business disruptors have combined to place increased pressure on bottom lines […]