Studies and reports

Debate about auditor scepticism needs to be more substantial and constructive, according to ICAEW’s latest report Scepticism: The Practitioners’ Take. The report captures fresh insights from auditors, and those who train and regulate them. It highlights what auditors are doing and recognises that they have lessons to learn, but also says that it is unhelpful to use ‘lack of auditor scepticism’ as a catch-all explanation for anything that goes wrong on audits.

Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the availability of its latest quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), an aggregated report of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems.

An exclusive survey conducted by YouGov for online shopping platform AliExpress has found that 39 percent of people feel anxiety about returning to work or school following the summer holidays.

The latest edition of the Fortune Global 500 Index for 2018 confirms the ever-increasing role that emerging markets are playing as key drivers of global economic growth and their influence on top international firms.

The lifting of the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia is nothing less than a historical milestone. Close to a quarter (24%) of women have already applied for a driving license since the country started issuing licenses to female motorists in June 2018. Although the majority have not applied yet, 61% of those say they intend to apply for a driving license in the future.