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Libra’s Impact of the Crypto Industry – The iPhone Moment?

If you are in the crypto industry you undoubtedly have witnessed the most important components of lofty whitepapers left unaddressed. They have left you to read between the lines regarding financial inclusion and there are some very important considerations left untreated (regulatory matters, fiat on-ramping, whether the system will be focused on peer-to-peer payments, or payments to businesses) in Libra’s latest whitepaper and details. Outlined in this post are just a few of the important matters that are unspoken, unsettled, or matters which, depending on how they shake out, could significantly impact the future of Libra.

Sale and leaseback transactions and IFRS 16 implications

The turmoil in the shipping and financial markets since 2008 has resulted in a significant decrease in funds available for borrowing and has led shipping companies to seek alternative methods of financing for the acquisition of vessels such as the sale and leaseback option. With the adoption of IFRS 16 from 1 January 2019, Panos Drakoulakos details how this will impact sale and lease backs as an alternative financing method.

The Value of Integrated Systems

If your front-office systems (for sales, marketing and other customer-facing functions) and your back-office systems (for accounting, tracking, fulfillment and operations) can’t communicate, you end up with silos of information. As a result, your daily business processes can’t run seamlessly.
 

How incremental innovation can drastically help your business

Not all innovation involves large, drastic organisational changes to your business, in fact incremental innovation can be just as effective and can add huge value to your business with minimal impact on the expense items in your P&L. Karen Franks, Director of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning, at Moore Stephens Australia outlines the 6C's for implementing incremental innovation into your business.

New Director of Quality for Moore Stephens International

Lesley Byrne, an experienced regulation expert and chartered accountant is to join Moore Stephens International as Director of Quality. In her role, Lesley will be responsible for ensuring member firms of the Moore Stephens network deliver high standards of professional quality through review, guidance and support. She will lead a global team of outstanding senior technical experts working directly with Moore Stephens’ firms in more than 100 countries.
 

Amended China Individual Income Tax Law has far reaching impact

On 31 August 2018, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress passed the amendments to the Individual Income Tax Law (the “IIT Law”) during the 13th National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China. This is the seventh amendments since the enforcement of IIT Law in 1980. The last amendment was made in 2011

Cheryl Burke Named a 2018 MSCPA Woman to Watch

Moore Stephens North America member firm DGC is proud to announce that Cheryl Burke, a Partner and Chief Operating Officer at DGC, was selected as a 2018 Women to Watch Award winner by the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). She was named in the Experienced Leader category, reserved for professionals with more than 15 years of experience.
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