Cybersecurity is growing too dangerous and powerful to ignore and a head-in-the-sand attitude to this once nascent, now pervasive threat is no longer an option, according to a new study by the IMA and ACCA.
The Asia Pacific region experienced the sharpest drop in business confidence anywhere in the world in the second quarter of 2015, according to the latest global survey of finance professionals.
The economic upturn in countries in Asia is still fragile, according to the Global Economic Conditions Survey for the first quarter of 2015.
A combination of rising business opportunities and improved demand and cash-flow conditions encouraged Malaysia’s businesses to invest more in capital and staff in the last quarter of 2013, however there are dark clouds on the horizon, warned the ACCA and IMA.
The Global Economic Conditions Survey quarterly survey, a regular economic survey of accountants, revealed that while business investment fell in Singapore in the last quarter of 2013, confidence within businesses of those surveyed actually rose in the final months of the year.
Greater reliance on technology could see the rise of the chief financial and technology officer (CFTO) in 2014, according to the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), citing two recent studies.
The finance profession should gear itself for the impact that big data will have on businesses because the technology represents one of the biggest opportunities the profession has seen in recent years, according to the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA (Institute of Management Accountants).
The post-election boost to business confidence has vanished in Malaysia as only 13% of businesses report confidence gains in the third quarter of the year, according to new findings from the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) in their Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS).