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Harry Cassin
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Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

PwC among seven firms tabbed to audit China SOE overseas assets

China has chosen seven audit firms including PwC, BDO, and Grant Thornton to examine the overseas assets of major state-owned enterprises (SOEs) following an open tender held last month.

The move came after a former audit official warned that more than 110 SOEs’ overseas assets valued at about 4 trillion yuan ($637 billion) were not audited due to insufficient audit staff.… Continue Reading

The BOTA Foundation explained (Part Eight): BOTA’s Grants and Scholarship Program

BOTA had three programs, with its largest, the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program, briefly explained in the previous post. Funds from the Pictet and Cie bank account associated with James Giffen and President Nazarbayev were used in two other ways to help poor children and youth in Kazakhstan: via a NGO grants program, called the Social Service Program (SSP), and through a scholarship program known as the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).   … Continue Reading