Issue no. 155 (18 May 2007)
Dear Members / Member Practices,
  ast president (1982) Thomas Clydesdale, aged 73, died 4 May. Tom joined Lowe Bingham & Matthews (now PwC) in 1959 and retired as senior partner in 1989. He was a LegCo member and president of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Tom was a formative influence on the Institute and kept his interest in the Institute throughout his life. Click here to see a message he wrote to the Institute last August.
  SCMP reports on China convergence
he Institute continues its contribution to China's convergence to international standards, Chief Executive Winnie Cheung said during a recent interview with the South China Morning Post.  
  TDC: reporting standards set new benchmark
  ong Kong has ramped up the quality of its already stringent financial reporting by introducing a groundbreaking programme, reports at an interview with Institute executive director, Patricia McBride.
  Brush up your English
he Institute is partnering with Hong Kong Polytechnic University to introduce a new English programme for members at junior to senior positions. The programme adopts plain English style to sharpen writing and presentation skills. Please click here for details.  
Insurance contracts

Let us have your comments on the IASB discussion paper on Preliminary Views on Insurance Contracts which deals with an accounting model for all types of insurance contracts.

Mainland network

Join the mainland business interest group if you are working in or interested in mainland business and want to learn from or share experiences.

PRC CPA exam

Enrolments to the 2007 PRC CPA Uniform Examination (中華人民共和國註冊會計師統一考試) has begun. Please register through the Institute by 9 June.

Smart way forward

Smart Way Forward, a career mentoring programme for more than 160 secondary school students organized by Accountant Ambassadors and Caritas school social workers, held a prize ceremony on 12 May. Click here to see photos.

For your information

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' breakfast meeting on 5 June will discuss how the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance affects fraud examiners and other professionals. Institute members enjoy special rate at $380.

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