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July 2021

Press Release: AGN International Welcomes RTURBA Serviços Contábeis in the CSA Region


AGN International – one of the world’s leading associations of independent certified public accounting and consulting firms, announces that WFA Auditores Independentes S/S joins AGN International membership in the Central & South America (CSA) region. RTURBA Serviços Contábeis, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was established in 2009 by Renata Turba. The firm provides services in accounting outsourcing, taxes and consulting - including legal.

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July 2021

Press Release: AGN Welcomes WFA Auditores Independentes S/S in the CSA region


AGN International – one of the world’s leading associations of independent certified public accounting and consulting firms, announces that WFA Auditores Independentes S/S joins AGN International membership in the Central & South America (CSA) region. WFA, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, was established in 2020 by firm partners André Valério and Robson Izabel. The firm provides audit, tax and business consulting services.

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July 2021

Making Sense of Cryptocurrencies: Part #4


AGN Global Business Voice: Business Alert

Bitcoin was originally intended as a commercial tradable currency that everyone could use day-to-day; however, as we’ve discovered in previous editions, there is a way to go to achieve that vision - mainly due to price volatility. Almost by default, they’ve become a vehicle for capital appreciation, with a total market value approaching US$[1.5]tn - the equivalent to the GDP of Australia or Spain.

But are cryptocurrencies a valuable, credible investment? In the 4th edition of our 'Making Sense of Cryptocurrency' series, we explore the arguments in favour and against and ask if regulatory changes are beginning to cramp the style of this maverick money.

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June 2021

Making Sense of Cryptocurrencies: Part #3


AGN Global Business Voice: Business Alert

In this edition, we continue to explore the real-life practicalities of cryptocurrency ownership – buying, storing and spending. Last time we looked at the rollercoaster changes in cryptocurrency prices, and now we consider safety, security and daily practicality.

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June 2021

Mexico - An Open Door To Foreign Investment


AGN Global Business Voice: Business Alert

With an open environment to foreign participation, a range of tax and other incentives are available in aerospace, food processing, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals and electronics. But the most significant incentive for foreign companies to do business in Mexico is the IMMEX Maquiladora (factories) initiative.

The programme allows foreign manufacturers to import raw materials and components into Mexico, tax and duty-free, under the condition that 100% of all finished goods will be exported out of Mexico within a government-mandated timeframe.

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June 2021

Making Sense of Cryptocurrencies: Part #2


AGN Global Business Voice: Business Alert

In the first edition of the series, we looked briefly at the latest developments, considered mining and uncovered the environmental concerns. In this second edition, we talk about practicalities; what’s the likely impact of the authorities and regulation, and which cryptocurrency should you choose.

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May 2021

Member Survey: Recovering from Covid-19


The AGN Covid Business Recovery Index is a survey based on our member's opinions about how Covid-19 has impacted their country's economy and how fast it might recover. Each month four key data points will be published to indicate the current levels of business sentiment amongst our members. These will relate to ‘Business Confidence’ over the last 30 days and the coming 30 days, and ‘Recovery Expectation’ - Members views on how quickly things will revert to pre-covid levels of business activity.

In the last edition in its series, results show that business confidence continues its upward trend with +27% in March and now a +59% in May - that s the first time we have seen two consecutive periods of increasingly positive business confidence. Business confidence for the coming month also rose to 47%. March and May data showed a distinct pickup from the previous more pessimistic trend.

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June 2021

Press Release: The AGN Woman of Impact Awards


The AGN Women of Impact Awards ceremony took place in front of a global virtual audience in May as a tribute to International Woman's Day 2021.

The award centre-staged women that showed commitment, energy, tenacity, professionalism and courage in the face of the pandemic with an aim to inspire other females. Find out who the six finalists are and who was crowned the overall winner.


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June 2021

Press Release: AGN Welcomes Delgado Maradiaga y Asociados in the CSA region


AGN International – one of the world’s leading associations of independent certified public accounting and consulting firms, announces that Delgado Maradiaga y Asociados, in Honduras joins AGN membership in the CSA region. The firm was established in 2003 by Jorge Alberto Delgado Valladares and Ramón Eduardo Maradiaga Zelaya. Delgado Maradiaga y Asociados provide specialist services in financial, forensic, administrative, internal control, accounting and consulting audits.

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June 2021

S.L. Jain & Associates LLP in India Celebrates their 50th Anniversary!


We would like to congratulate AGN AP firm S.L. Jain & Associates LLP in India on their 50th anniversary! Mr Shankarlal Jain founded “Shankarlal Jain & Associates” Chartered Accountants in May 1971. The firm started as a Partnership entity with two partners and is now a Limited Liability Partnership with six partners assisting in executing the various and varied professional services rendered by the firm.

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