Date posted: 1/12/2017 5 min read

Acuity magazine December 2017/January 2018 issue now available

The December 2017/January 2018 issue of Acuity magazine, featuring the pessimists' guide to 2025 on the cover, is now available.

In Brief

  • The December 2017/January 2018 issue of Acuity magazine is now available, offering fresh ideas, insight and foresight on matters of economics, business and finance.
  • This issue feature the pessimists' guide to 2025. We look ahead to the biggest disaster scenarios that could impact the global economy.
  • We also talk to Melanie Cooper AM CA about her success in the family brewing business, 22-year-old Charles Zhang reveals how he started his own company Journey Crowdfunding and Harry Rosenberg FCA shares the lessons he has learned in accounting through establishing a diversified property group.

The December 2017/January 2018 issue of Acuity magazine, featuring the pessimists' guide to 2025 on the cover, is now available.

Across 114 pages, the newly published December 2017/January 2018 issue of Acuity magazine offers fresh ideas, insight and foresight on matters of economics, business and finance. 

Acuity magazine is published bi-monthly and is available in print as well as in various digital formats.

Subscribe now to get Acuity magazine delivered to your door six times a year. Download the Acuity app in iTunes now to read Acuity magazine on your iPad or iPhone. Please note that existing subscribers to the iTunes app will need to update the app to access the latest issue of the magazine. If Android is your preference, you can download the Acuity app in Google Play as well. Acuity magazine can also be read online on your desktop or laptop.

Inside this issue

Here’s a snapshot of what you’ll find in the December 2017/January 2018 issue of Acuity magazine.

  • The pessimists’ guide to 2025: From the collapse of the Chinese banking system to war with North Korea, experts can see disaster scenarios capable of devastating the global economy. What scenarios should we be concerned about?
  • WCOA 2018 is coming: Sydney is set to shine next November when World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) 2018 comes to town. IFAC president Rachel Grimes talks to Acuity about why she’s determined to make it the best one yet. 
  • How Australia can get Asia-capable: A surprising number of Australia’s top business leaders are yet to develop skills needed to seize opportunities in Asia, says a new AsiaLink Business study.
  • Words from a leader: Harry Rosenberg FCA shares lessons he has learned in accounting and advisory practices, and through establishing a diversified property group. 
  • Harnessing the data power of drones: Drones are a major source of Big Data and are changing accounting and audit in a seismic shift.
  • A new world of whistle-blowing: As New Zealand’s new money laundering and terrorism financing laws extend to accountants, the Department of Internal Affairs says help will be available. 
  • At your peril: Legislation makes many accountants responsible for the health and safety of workers in their organisations. How do you ensure your business is safe?
  • Who do you call? If you have you ever been faced with an ethical dilemma, you know how hard it can be to find a solution. But there’s help on hand, and it’s only a phone call away. 
  • The Journey after One Young World: A year on from One Young World 2016, we catch up with Charles Zhang, co-founder of Journey Crowdfunding.
  • Fighting the next economic bubble: Central banks worried about raising interest rates should remember how an earlier bout of interest-rate caution helped create the 2000s asset bubble. 
  • My Two Cents: Cam Nguyen CA, of Encountr Accounting and Tax, talks about starting her own business, and what sets CAs apart from the rest. 
  • Common threads from proud histories: Indigenous accountants from Australia and New Zealand attended this year’s Indigenous Accountants Conference in Vancouver. Here, two of them present their perspectives on Indigenous people’s place in the accounting profession. 
  • Shades of green: Once a niche market, green investment is joining the mainstream with the help of innovative green financing initiatives. 
  • Brewing up a great career: For Melanie Cooper AM CA it’s the CA rather than the family name, that’s driven her success in the family brewing business. 
  • 1+1: Eli Tagi CA and his wife Wydni work side by side in their Auckland account firm. Such arrangements can put a strain on a relationship, but these two have made it work. 
  • Voice of experience: Ilma Lisson looks back on her groundbreaking career as Tasmania's first female CA and shares her advice for young CAs today.
  • Where in the world? Richard Watt CA speculates that ‘nomadic ancestors’ have inspired his career journey – from Melbourne to Korea via London, India and Singapore. 
  • Job cutting technologies: In the face of new technologies, nations and their governments should concentrate on mastering technologies and seizing opportunities.
  • Best foot forward: Shoes of Prey vice-president of finance Karina McLauchlan CA knows the power of a good brand story - and she thrives on it. 
  • Driving force: Meet Amrish Kaleechurn, whose hard work and driving ambition landed him his first job - and turbocharged his career as a CA.

You’ll find all of this, and much, much more, in the December 2017/January 2018 issue of Acuity magazine. Out now. 

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