Emerging markets conundrum – Does growth equal risk?

Emerging market countries have seen unbridled development over the last couple of years. They’ve transformed into economic powerhouses to accelerate global growth. High investor returns, rapid industrialization, multiple international trade agreements and pacts, substantial labor pools, job opportunities and untapped resources in these markets have made them frontrunners in generating business opportunities.

Independent directors: driving integrity

Corporate scandals in Singapore over the last two years put the spotlight on integrity. Incidences of fraud and corruption have serious financial and reputational consequences. Not surprisingly, boards now see anti-fraud and corruption as corporate priorities. More importantly, beyond compliance, companies must demonstrate that they are putting integrity firmly on the boardroom agenda.

Corruption Perceptions Index 2018: Corruption leads to a global crisis of democracy

This year’s Corruption Perception Index* (CPI) analyses perceived corruption levels in relation to crisis in democracy around the world and how both are intertwined. Corruption continues to be a significant obstacle to the economic growth of countries though they may have different levels of democracy – be it autocratic nations or full democracies.

Combating fraud risks in a competitive environment

India has witnessed a positive growth trajectory, becoming one of the fastest growing emerging economies in the world. The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report 2018 also shows that the ranking is up by 30 places (100 from 130) and made it to the top 100 nations list. Additionally, the government and the regulatory … More Combating fraud risks in a competitive environment

Rethink your ethics strategy: Int’l Fraud Awareness Week 2018

Today, most emerging markets are battling volatility as a result of trade wars, inflation, fluctuations in currency and oil prices, fears around the stock market and geopolitical instability. Economic development continues to see an uptick but a sense of caution still prevails. The current risk scenario is almost a test of resilience for many global … More Rethink your ethics strategy: Int’l Fraud Awareness Week 2018

Evolving compliance programs and the ISO 37001 advantage

Corporate compliance has evolved considerably over the last few decades. Global regulations such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act continue to lead the way, along with guidance and enhanced cross border co-operation from the US Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). … More Evolving compliance programs and the ISO 37001 advantage