Issue no. 641 (11 May 2017)
  Dear members/member practices,  
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Data centre: lease, regulation and security
The Information Technology Interest Group's seminar on 23 May will highlight the key considerations when selecting a data centre that conforms to regulatory standards.

Convenience with eTAX
Consider filing your tax return online and subscribe to e-notices through the IRD's eTAX services.

Business engineering technology seminar
Enrol in the seminar on 25 May to learn more about business engineering technology, and how to systematically link corporate financial data to market data and build up a structural view (integrative and holistic) on management problems. +

Global macro analysis for post-QE Trump era
The wealth management series seminar on 26 May will provide an analytical framework on economics in the post-QE Trump era, and shed light on asset allocation and risk management. +

Don't miss the PICIG seminar on 15 May to learn more about Building Information Modelling technology, and the advantages of using it for project cost control and estimations.
Don’t miss the seminar on 22 May to learn strategies for environmental data disclosure in ESG reporting. +

Asia Offshore Association forum
Receive 25% off registration to the Asia Offshore Association forum on 31 May by registering under HKICPA. After entering your registration information select the "group" option, then enter the code AOSHKCMS.
Tennis fun day cum mini tournament

Come explore the joy of playing tennis at the tennis fun day on 4 June. Members who have acquired basic skills may participate in the mini tournament on the same date to gain match experience.

Second mini bridge tournament

Join the second mini bridge tournament of 2017 on 10 June to compete with fellow bridge enthusiasts. If you wish to contend for the Bridge Interest Group Trophy, you must participate in at least 3 out of the 4 matches.

Football team recruitment

Put forth your name if you wish to represent the Institute at the Homeless World Cup Fundraising Tournament, a 4-a-side soccer competition, on 17-18 June. The selection criteria are based on player's skills, past results and sportsmanship.

RSCP annual dinner

Come mingle with members of other professional bodies and support our CPA singers at the RSCP annual dinner cum singing contest on 3 June at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.

Discount offers
Gilman Home Appliances – up to 60% off on selected electrical appliances, including dehumidifiers, air-conditioners, electrical fans, ovens, cookers, hair stylers until 30 June 2017.
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals – special discount on selected examinations and health-check programmes until 31 March 2018.
Invitation to comment

The Institute is seeking comments on the IAASB's Exposure Draft on Proposed ISA 540 (Revised) Auditing Accounting Estimates and Related Disclosures. Comments should be submitted by 1 July.

Outcomes of April IASB meeting
The April IASB Update and the revised IASB work plan as of 28 April are now available.

New loan loss accounting requirements
Watch this 5-minute IASB video to learn how IFRS 9's new loan loss accounting requirements can contribute to financial stability.
Dance events
Elementary Cha Cha Cha and Rock'n Roll classes will commence on 18 May.
Beginner's Jazz class will start on 27 May.
The monthly dance dinner will be held on 26 May at 百樂會 in Tsim Sha Tsui.


Learn the basics of bowling at the bowl-for-fun day on 10 June. Bowling Interest Group team members will be there to assist newcomers in picking up the skills.

Photography practice session

Join the outing on 17 June to learn the best camera settings for capturing the blooming lotus flowers this summer.

Merry Monday – fine wine tasting

At the Merry Monday on 5 June, Louis Wong, together with Crystal Chan and David Wong will discuss wines from Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France. Come join us to taste some extraordinary wines.


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