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October 2020 issue



Taxing transition in the Middle East

Amid measures to mitigate the effects of the pandemic, governments in the region are developing tax policies to counter reliance on oil revenues



Sourcing finance for sustainability

Covid has thrown a spanner in the works, but small businesses can still get access to the finance they need to achieve the UN’s sustainability goals – with the help of the finance professional



Pakistan’s privatisation medicine

Revitalising Pakistan’s tottering economy through a contested denationalisation programme will require more than blanket structural reform



Balancing the books

Insights into the real-life budgeting challenges facing local government during and after the pandemic


For Sim Siew Shan FCCA, CFO at AirAsia, understanding the nuts and bolts of the business is key to a role that encompasses the breadth of finance operations in Malaysia

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For Duan Dawei, CFO and senior vice president at tech company iFLYTEK, artificial intelligence is the key to organisational resilience

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As FD of Uganda Breweries, Busola Doregos FCCA extricated the business from the harsh consequences of super-hard lockdown

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Michelle Pendergast FCCA, head of finance at the Lowry, explains how the arts institution is coping in desperate times

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