Issue no. 543 (14 May 2015)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  Council visit to Beijing and Shanghai  

The Institute's annual Mainland visit took place on 6-8 May with meetings with senior officials from MoF, Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council, CSRC, SAT, Shanghai Stock Exchange and CICPA. The Institute also hosted cocktail receptions in Beijing and Shanghai during the time, which were attended by over 140 guests from the above organizations, Mainland offices of the HKSAR government and HKTDC, chambers of commerce, Mainland universities and CPA practices, and Institute members and QP students working or residing there. The events helped further strengthen our cooperation with Mainland stakeholders as we strive to support members to expand their career and business in Mainland. Click to see photos.

A Plus – Turning big data into smart data, implementing HKFRS 9, and more

The May issue of A Plus finds out how CPAs are using sophisticated data analytics to help companies create value. Other features include: challenges for HKFRS 9 adoption, German accounting institute CEO interview, Pryde Group COO's profile and tech-savvy CPAs showcasing their specialist gadgets. Click here to read.


Beijing office relocation

The Institute's Beijing office has been moved to Room 1507, 15/F, Zhongkun Plaza, No. 59 Gaoliangqiaoxiejie, No.1 yard, Haidian District, Beijing. (北京市海淀區高梁橋斜街59號院1號樓中坤大廈15層1507室). The new telephone and fax numbers are (86) 10-5650-0551 and (86) 10-5650-0552 respectively.

Latest Mainland tax developments

This year's Mainland tax conference on 23 May will focus on corporate income tax, individual income tax, transfer pricing and indirect taxes, and how the Guangdong Provincial Local Taxation Bureau supports the central government's "One belt, one road" initiative.

Don't miss the seminar co-hosted with chartered secretaries and law society on 28 May which contains sessions on corporate governance in emerging markets and the impact of reputational risk on venture capital industry. +
Come learn more about strategic approach on environmental, social and governance disclosure and assurance at the seminar on 11 June. +
What taxpayers need to pay attention to before presenting a case to the Inland Revenue Board of Review? Join the seminar on 8 June to learn more. +
Put your skills to test in the snooker league starting on 7 June.

Last chance to enrol in the singing and guitar playing class beginning on 8 June.

Illustrative financial statements and disclosure checklist
KPMG has published illustrative condensed interim financial statements and a disclosure checklist.

Guide on general hedge accounting
PwC has published a guide about general hedge accounting in IFRS 9 Financial Instruments. +
Reminders (continued)
Come challenge yourself in the badminton championship on 31 May.

Don't miss the K-Pop MV dance course for beginners to feel the beat of Korean style.

to CPD learning centre and events calendar for more activities.

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