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ACCA Organizes Accountants for Business Global Forum Pakistan 2012

KARACHI (November 21, 2012) – ACCA Pakistan yesterday organised Accountants for Business Global Forum Pakistan 2012 at Marriott Hotel, Karachi. The event aimed to surface the challenges facing businesses and in particular the accountancy profession through an exciting mix of three panel discussions. These innovative discussions were moderated by prominent industry experts including Mr. Junaid Iqbal, CEO Elixir Securities, Leon ...

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ACCA Pakistan Organizes Talent Gymnasium 2012

KARACHI (October 02, 2012) – ACCA Pakistan organised Talent Gymnasium 2012 in Karachi at Pearl Continental, attended by key employers and more than three hundred ACCA students. It was a unique platform for dual objectives of honing professional skills of finance and accounting trainees and bringing together ACCA's key employers and talented trainees to explore career opportunities. With businesses going ...

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Salient Features and Highlights of the Economic Survey of Pakistan 2012-13

ISLAMABAD (June 12, 2012) – Finance ministry of the Government of Pakistan yesterday published the Annual Economic Survey of Pakistan for the year 2012-13, salient features and highlights of which have been compiled and presented here. Click on the links below to go directly to that section: Growth and investment Manufacturing and mining Money and credit Inflation Public debt Health ...

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Global Accountancy Body Discusses the Future of the Profession in Afghanistan

DUBAI (March 14, 2012) – ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) hosted an event on 14 March to discuss the future of the accountancy profession in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan Stakeholders’ Roundtable was held in Dubai, and was attended by a number of experts with interests in building the accountancy profession in the country, from employers representing a wide range ...

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Opportunity Exists for CPAs to Better Leverage Emerging Technologies: AICPA Survey

NEW YORK (Mar. 14, 2012) – Like other business professionals, CPAs continue to wrestle with the best strategy to maximize the benefits of emerging technologies, such as mobile devices and cloud computing, according to the 2012 Top Technology Initiatives Survey by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). Survey takers said they are successfully meeting most of their technology priorities, from ...

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ISACA and SFIA to Map CISA and CISM Certifications to Skills Framework for the Information Age

Rolling Meadows, IL (March 09, 2012) – The Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA), a model for matching the skills of the IT workforce to the needs of the business, has recognized two ISACA certifications: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). CISA, established in 1978, has been earned by more than 90,000 professionals since ...

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SECP Issues Clarification on Broker-to-Broker Trading of Same Exchange

KARACHI (March 08, 2012) – The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has issued some clarifications regarding the transactions between the brokers of the same stock exchange and asked stock exchanges to review their respective regulations for proprietary trading to remove any anomalies/inconsistencies therein to bring them in line with the spirit of the subject directive. SECP in its ...

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NBP and Standard Chartered Bank Announce 2011 Financial Results

ISLAMABAD (March 08, 2012) – National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) have today announced financial results for the year ended December 31, 2011 according to which these banks have posted profits of Rs 17.60 billion and Rs 5.44 billion respectively. National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) had posted a profit Rs 17.56 billion last year. A statement ...

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FBR Partially Implements Taxpayer Ledger System

ISLAMABAD (March 07, 2012) – The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has partially implemented taxpayer ledger system as all the tax-related transactions other than tax returns and tax payments are currently not being captured through the ledger system. Sources told reporters here on Tuesday that the taxpayer ledger system is an IT-based system of the FBR which has to capture ...

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