Technology can be a double-edged sword.
It is a key enabler to help organizations globalize and engage with stakeholders more efficiently and effectively. Such is the case for the insurance industry, where digital platforms are increasingly used to share information among insurers, agents and customers globally.
However, technology is also exposing businesses to cyber threats. To safeguard their intellectual property, leading organizations are investing in business-wide improvements starting at the top, according to EY's Global Information Security Survey 2013.
This issue, we share how the Islamic insurance industry has experienced strong double-digit growth. While Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Malaysia take the biggest share of the pie, other emerging markets with an enhanced regulatory framework are presenting new opportunities. In addition, we also share the future outlook of REITs where China, India, Ireland and Mexico show great promise.
To respond to new growth opportunities, supply chains must also evolve adequately. We discuss how supply chain leaders and CFOs must collaborate and with different functions for success. We also discuss the latest hot button issues for audit committee, and developments in rapid-growth markets in two of our signature publications.
Lastly, join us at our upcoming events as we discuss various topics including navigating the US and Australian tax regime, and the real estate system in Japan.
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.
EY Asean Art Outreach program: Cabinet of Curiosities
Friday, 29 November 2013 to Friday, 25 April 2014
Our Asean Art Outreach program presents its 15th show, featuring Filipino artist, Jon Jaylo in his latest exhibition, Cabinet of Curiosities.His artworks are inspired by dreams, direct ordeals, and experiences and pain that one encounters. He depicts these through exploration of dreams and unconsciousness as a form of reality.
The exhibition runs from 29 November 2013 to 25 April 2014 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 social 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.
US and Australia Tax Update
Tuesday, 3 December
Join us at this seminar to gain insights into the US and Australian tax systems, matters concerning financing and acquisition of a US or Australian group, as well as other areas including US partnership planning. Meet the EY presenters, Joe Kledis and David Scott who respectively lead the US and Australian Tax Desk initiative in Asia-Pacific.
For more information, email Wan Chew Ting.
Real estate seminar: How to invest into Japan
Thursday, 12 December
For many foreign companies, investing in Japan is still complicated in many areas such as taxes, laws and unique business practices. At this seminar, EY together with leading Japanese law firm, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, will share insights and viewpoints, and address issues and challenges in navigating the Japanese real estate system. For more information, email Satoshi Abe and Teh Seng Leong.
By invitation only.