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October 17, 2012
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  • Study: Talent imbalance worldwide will affect hiring decisions
    A global talent imbalance will have a major impact on hiring practices in the coming decade, according to a study by Oxford Economics and Towers Watson. Many emerging markets will have a surplus of college-educated, skilled workers by 2021, while many developed economies will face a deficit. CGMA Magazine (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How to advance your finance career
    So, you've landed your first accounting job. Or maybe you work in the profession and are looking to fast-track to leadership. There has never been a better time to start an accounting career, according to the AICPA and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Here's how you can impress colleagues, managers and partners. CAmagazine (Canada) (10/2012), Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (10/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • China experiences slowdown in productivity growth
    Productivity growth in China is slowing, averaging 2.8% per year, according to an Ernst & Young report. Inefficiency in the economy includes bureaucratic hurdles, regulatory uncertainty and subsidies to state-owned enterprises. CGMA Magazine (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • ECB defends program to buy government bonds
    The European Central Bank is mounting a strong defense of its program to purchase sovereign bonds. The government-bond environment requires special measures, and "there will be no increase in the supply of base money and no change in the liquidity conditions," according to the ECB's monthly bulletin. The Wall Street Journal (10/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Middle East posts strong M&A activity
    Mergers and acquisitions in the Middle East reached $15.7 billion during the first nine months of 2012, more than double the amount during the same period last year, according to Thomson Reuters. Investment-banking fees totaled $402.2 million, a 23% increase compared with the first nine months of 2011. ArabianBusiness.com (United Arab Emirates) (10/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Q3 IFRS update
    The third-quarter IFRS update is part of a video webcast series on International Financial Reporting Standards that offers practical sessions on what's important, including the latest efforts to converge IFRS and U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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