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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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May 2021

Making Sense of Cryptocurrencies: Part #1


AGN Global Business Voice: Business Alert

What do you say when your client asks you about cryptocurrencies? In this short series of Global Business Voice (GBV) Business Alerts, we explore the unfolding phenomenon of cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin chief amongst them. We are aiming to demystify the topic and put things in layman's terms. In this GBV we unpack Bitcoin mining and why being bad for the planet might burst the bubble.

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May 2021

Big Opportunities for Direct Investment in Australia


AGN Global Business Voice: Business Alert

There are huge opportunities for AGN technology clients in Australia. The Australian economy (measured through Gross Domestic Product or GDP) was down 1.1% to 136 Billion, which is remarkable given the problems associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Growth is still taking place in traditional sectors such as financial services, agribusiness, life sciences, resources and energy. The Australian government warmly welcomes foreign investment in six critical areas. Find out what the six areas are, the incentives offered by the Australian Government and strategise.

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May 2021

Global M&A Activity - The calm before the storm?


AGN Global Business Voice:
In this edition of the AGN Global Business Voice, the survey reveals the headline levels of M&A activity within our pandemic hit economies across the globe. Some of us have read reports that activity is up in some regions, other reports suggest there are some “bargain” businesses available for cash-rich buyers. Well, we have once again called on our global panel of business advisory accountants, spread around the world, to give us a very high-level global picture based on their opinion about what’s actually happening “on the ground”. 

The most striking thing about this research into M&A trends during the pandemic is the sense of an underlying and latent crisis. On the one hand, most economies are suffering the worst situation they’ve seen since the second world war, but on the other, we have only modest increases in distressed sales and business sales values remain steady. What is going on?

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March 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 this edition, business confidence gets a boost as vaccines deployment gathers pace. The data shows a significant increase with the highest levels since June 2020. Is the return to normality getting closer in range?

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March 2020

Press Release: Saudi Arabian Firm Joins AGN Membership




AGN International – one of the world’s leading associations of independent certified public accounting and consulting firms, announces that Al Sudais CPAs has joined its membership in the EMEA region. The firm, established in 2016, is located in Khobar, Riyadh, and Jeddah, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and provides local and international clients with assurance, tax and consulting services, specialising in several business industries and sectors.

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March 2021

AGN welcomes Debbi Warden to the North America team!


 


We are excited to announce that Debbi C. Warden, CPA, CGMA, MBA, has joined AGN North America as the Director of Member Services.

Debbi has more than 30 years of accounting, business and management experience. Most recently, she served as a Partner in RubinBrown's Entrepreneurial Services Group. Before joining RubinBrown in 2016, Debbi founded the Denver-based firm, The Business Manager, LLC.

 
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February 2021
Press Release: Indian Firm Joins AGN Membership


 


RVKS and Associates, established in 1999, provides a complete range of corporate solutions in audit, tax and accounting services. Their client base varies from small privately held corporations to large publicly held multinational organisations, covering India's South and West. The firm's head office is in Chennai with five branches across India; Bengaluru, Devanahalli, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Vijayawada.

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January 2021

Hong Kong vs. Singapore: Which is Best for Business?

 


AGN International member firm Fiducia Management Consultants in Hong Kong, has produced a whitepaper to help answer the question; Which is best for business; Hong Kong or Singapore? 2020 was a test of adaptability for international companies and their Asian operations. Thrown out of gear by the covid pandemic and political tensions – both global and local – many are having to rethink aspects of their Asia setup that they previously took for granted. Not just how they do business but also where?

Find out why there is no clear winner in this regional rivalry.

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