Issue no. 531 (5 February 2015)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  Live forum webcast – method for selecting the Chief Executive by universal suffrage  

The forum on "Public Consultation on the Method for Selecting the Chief Executive by Universal Suffrage" will be held on 9 Feb. If you can't attend the forum, you can watch the live webcast, which will start at 7 p.m., and submit your written questions or comments via a designated email platform to the guest speaker Rimsky Yuen, Secretary for Justice cum Constitutional Development Task Force member.

Cocktail reception in Guangzhou

If you are working in or travelling to Guangzhou on 2 March, you are welcome to join our cocktail reception in the Westin Guangzhou where the Institute's President and leadership team will meet fellow members. Enrol by 23 Feb.

Tax issues arising from digital economy

The Taxation Faculty seminar on 10 Feb. will talk about tax challenges and implications arising from the increasing use of technology and the internet to conduct business.

Enforcement of directors' dutiesoverseas experience

The seminar on 3 March will discuss the concept of individual accountability with reference to enforcement of directors’ duties in Australia, U.S. and U.K. +


China to extend free trade zone policies nationwide

The State Council has announced the extension of preferential policies piloted in the Shanghai free trade zone. Policies on investment, foreign trade, finance, supervision and services will replicate the experiences of the free trade zone around the country. Click to see details (English / Chinese). Separately, the Guangdong's Legislative Affairs Office also issued a consultation paper on management of the free trade zone.

Effective communication through business story telling

The seminar on 5 March will teach you how to deliver a presentation or hold a conversation with impact and confidence in order to engage, influence and motivate your audiences. +

Coaching for success and happiness

Enrol in the seminar on 6 March to learn more about the essence, impact and right mindset of happy coaching and how to use it to connect with employees or colleagues. +

e-Seminar on joint financial financial forum

The e-learning session for the joint financial reporting forum with the FRC and HKEx is available now. It covers the results of the respective financial statements review programmes of the three organizations. +

Come to the budget commentary forum on 25 Feb. to learn more about the impact of the upcoming government budget on the community and the economy.
Act now to vote for your favourite A Plus cover feature and CPA life stories in 2014 and get a chance to win a HK$800 Sogo coupon.
Don't miss the PAIB forum on 13 Feb. to learn more about how IESBA's proposed changes to Part C of the ethics code will affect you.
RSCP basketball tournament

The basketball team clinched the championship for the third consecutive year at the RSCP basketball tournament. The final match took place on 1 Feb. where Eddie Kam, Vanco Keung and Kurkye Wong also won individual awards. Click to see results and photos.

Table tennis players needed

Sign up now if you wish to represent the Institute in this year's RSCP table tennis tournament on 5 April. A selection process will be conducted, based on your skills, past results and sportsmanship. +

Last chance to nominate yourself to represent the Institute at the RSCP golf tournament on 4 March. +

Don't miss the golf day on 28 Feb. at Phoenix Hill Golf Club and the "play with a golf professional" on 14 March at Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course.

Join the elementary tennis training course in March to sharpen your skills.

Places are still available at the Jazz class starting on 14 Feb.

to CPD learning centre and events calendar for more activities.
Institute comments on IASB exposure draft
Click to see our comments on IASB exposure draft on Measuring Quoted Investments in Subsidiaries, Joint Ventures and Associates at Fair Value.

HKFRS for December 2014 year end
BDO has published updates (1 / 2) to highlight standards and interpretations which are mandatory and available for early adoption for December 2014 year end.

Tips for impairment reviews
PwC's alert covers five tips for performing impairment review on non-financial assets. +
Merry Monday
Come join the first Merry Monday in the Year of Goat to mingle with fellow members, where the speaker will introduce specially selected wines.

Sailing training courses
Sign up for the sailing training courses for beginners in April. Two time slots and venues are available for you to choose.

Dance events
The February dance dinner will take place on 27 Feb. at Hsin Kuang Banquet Hall (新光宴會廳) in Wong Tai Sin.

New classes of Waltz, Jive, Jazz Funk and Jazz will be held in March. Come join and explore the fun of dancing.

Discount offers
TIME and Fortune – subscription discounts on magazines.

Watson's Wine – discounts on wines from Italian wineries Col d’Orcia & Le Macchiole until 28 Feb.

bma Catering Management – discounts for patronage at Loyal Dining, Shanghai Lo, RedMR (Wanchai), Tonno Bar and Tonno Club.


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