Entrepreneurial businesses account for over half of all employment in most G20 economies. Still, there's great potential for revenue and job creation growth - if entrepreneurs, governments and corporations can work jointly to address critical social and economic issues. In our latest G20 Barometer report, we highlight the recommendations based on our survey of 1,500 entrepreneurs.
Beyond the pursuit of growth, having a keen oversight of risk and reporting is central to business success. Our special report offers new audit insights that are top of mind in boardrooms globally. We also highlight the key actions for better risk management specific to the asset management industry.
For globalizing companies, data protection remains as a key risk. How will the advent of big data and a decentralization of data change everything? How are policy makers leveraging technology to strengthen public services? Read two of our latest quarterly magazines for perspectives on these concerns.
In addition, we look at how public cleantech companies are faring despite a challenging year, and where M&A deals concentrate in the technology sector.
Lastly, join us at our seminars as we discuss ways to manage fraud risks and address cross-border tax issues, among others.
Have a business enquiry? Email us today.
With this, I wish you a pleasant read.
Managing Partner, Asean and Singapore
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Here are highlights of some of our upcoming events. For the full list of events, please click here.
Thursday, 3 October
Amid rising cross-border transactions, it is important to identify the payments that are subject to Singapore withholding taxes, understand the implications of non-compliance and adopt practical steps in managing compliance obligations.
Join this workshop to gain practical tips to find out more and gain hands-on experience in completing the Form IR37. Also, learn about the common mistakes and pitfalls that may arise in dealing with withholding tax.
Executive Roundtable: Managing Procurement Risks and Fraud
Monday, 7 October
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners reported in its 2012 report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, that the median loss of the fraud cases surveyed was $140,000, and more than one-fifth of the cases topped the $1m threshold.
In the wake of recent incidents relating to government procurement and project management, leaders of government agencies will now need to maintain active oversight of procurement audits under a new reporting system. Join us in this discussion as our panelists explore the methods and approaches in managing procurement risks and fraud.
For more information, email Michelle H Lim.
Thursday to Friday, 17 to 18 October
Wednesday to Thursday, 13 to 14 November
Be updated on new GST developments to better manage risks and improve compliance. This workshop provides you with critical information and in-depth analysis on the practical issues and problems faced by organizations when handling GST matters.
EY Asean Art Outreach program: Homecoming
Thursday, 27 June to Wednesday, 16 October
Our Asean Art Outreach program presents its 14th show, featuring Singaporean artist, Ron Wong in her latest exhibition, Homecoming. This exhibition showcases her thoughts on daily experiences and encounters with people and matters, expressed through caricatured paintings.
The exhibition runs from 27 June to 16 October in our office gallery at One Raffles Quay. The paintings are for sale. A portion of the proceeds will benefit three charities in Singapore as part of our corporate responsibility program.
Public viewing of the exhibition is by appointment only.
Call +65 6535 7777 to make an appointment at least three days in advance.