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Major organizations worldwide are increasingly accepting the new business reality that the duration of economic volatility is fundamentally uncertain. Today, they are facing continued pressure to cut costs and prices for profits. In our latest survey report on the top 10 risks and opportunities for businesses, we share our views on balancing performance and risk management amid changing landscapes.

Meanwhile, insurers globally are challenged to rethink and customize their strategies to meet evolving demographics and regulatory requirements. In addition, we share a new study that looks at the influence of exchange-traded funds on Europe's investment climate. Access our full range of online resources for the latest trends and developments impacting the global financial services industry.

In our country attractiveness survey series, read why Africa's GDP growth and significant fiscal reforms, among other reasons, are drawing investors to this continent. Stay on top of the latest corporate governance issues in the latest issue of Reporting.

Lastly, join us at our upcoming events as we discuss various topics including mobility challenges, transfer pricing and tax incentives.
 
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With this, I wish you a pleasant read.


Max Loh
Country Managing Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

   

 
Thought leadership publications
 
Business Pulse Business Pulse

Exploring dual perspectives on the top 10 risks and opportunities in 2013 and beyond Today's companies are concentrating on optimizing their business by cutting costs and increasing their efficiency on one hand, while accepting that they must find ways to be profitable in shrunken markets.
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What the future holds What the future holds: the biggest risks and top opportunities facing business

Based on the 2013 Business Pulse report findings, our Global Risk Leader, Global IT Risk and Assurance Leader and Global Performance Improvement Leader share their perspectives on how organizations can stay better prepared for the biggest threats and opportunities that lie ahead.
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2013 Global insurance outlook 2013 Global insurance outlook

This report explores the multifarious issues confronting global insurance organizations and the insurance markets development in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Nordic, the US life and property and casualty sectors, and the newly added Latin American market.
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European ETFs European ETFs: the game changer for growth in asset management
An EY European Survey 2013

The European market for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has grown steadily in size and importance in recent years. The ETFs in Europe have weathered the global financial crisis better than many other investment products.
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Financial Services Briefing Financial Services Briefing
Issue 1, 2013


From our Asset Management, Banking & Capital Markets and Insurance network, get the latest insights into the key themes of the market – operational effectiveness, growth, capital, risk, and regulation.
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Africa on the move Africa on the move
The quest for sustainable growth

Africa is expected to play an increasingly important role in the global economy. But is the continent's growth sustainable?
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Reporting Reporting
Issue 5, March 2013

In this latest issue, read how global companies are tackling the growing threat of water shortages, why remuneration committees are being forced to change the way they work and how companies assess and report on the value of patents, among others.
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Regular publications
 
Singapore Budget 2013 Synopsis Singapore Budget 2013 Synopsis

Budget 2013 is about achieving growth through higher productivity and building an inclusive society. Read our signature Budget Synopsis for more insights into this year's Budget measures and the business implications.

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Events calendar
Here are highlights of some of our upcoming events. For the full list of events, please click here.
 
Human Capital Breakfast Talks 2013 Human Capital Breakfast Talks 2013:
Short-term business travelers

Friday, 22 March

EY's Human Capital Breakfast Talks series bring together global mobility and human resources professionals to discuss various cross-border topics, share market practice and highlight planning opportunities.

At this upcoming session, we discuss how business travelers may create risks, the implications on immigration, income tax, social security, and corporate tax, and what other companies are doing to manage these risks.

Join us as we share our insights into this complex area and offer solutions to tackle the problem of the "accidental expat". For more information, email Maurise Seah.

   
Transfer Pricing Breakfast Seminar Transfer Pricing Breakfast Seminar:
Refresher on transfer pricing fundamentals

Thursday, 28 March

At this seminar, we provide a refresher on key transfer pricing concepts. These include the arm's length principle, the five transfer pricing methods covered in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development transfer pricing guidelines, transfer pricing documentation and how taxpayers typically approach transfer pricing requirements. For more information, email Maurise Seah.

   
Business Incentives in ASEAN Business Incentives in ASEAN:
Understanding Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines

Friday, 12 April

Currently, all the ASEAN members provide multiple forms of business incentives to attract foreign direct investments into their respective countries. What are the unique intricacies of incentive applications in different countries? What should companies do to secure the most appropriate incentive(s) to complement and optimize their business or operational plans?

Join our upcoming ASEAN Incentives Seminar for answers to these questions and more on the key incentives available in the region, specifically on Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines. pricing requirements.
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EY Asean Art Outreach program: Natri Puja EY Asean Art Outreach program: Natri Puja
Wednesday, 30 January to Friday, 31 May

Our Asean Art Outreach program presents its 13th show, featuring Myanmar artist, Nay Myo Say in his latest exhibition, Natri Puja, a Pali phrase meaning worshipping the Buddha with art.

The exhibition runs from 30 January to 31 May 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.

If you have further enquiries or wish to update your personal particulars or be added to our mailing list, please contact us.

 
If you have further enquiries or wish to update your personal particulars or be added to our mailing list, please contact us
 

   

   

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