Five things CAs need to know this week: 3 July 2017
A look ahead to some of the things happening in business, accountancy and politics this week.
1. The 2017 35 CAs under 35 announced
The wait is finally over and we are delighted to announce the finalists of the 2017 ICAS 35 CAs under 35 competition, held in association with Investec Click & Invest.
CAs from all over the world put themselves forward or were nominated by friends and colleagues for their outstanding contributions to their fields.
ICAS Chief Executive Anton Colella said: "We are immensely proud of our young members and the 35 CAs under 35 list is the perfect opportunity to celebrate their hugely impressive successes.
"I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to every single one of the CAs shortlisted in this year's competition. The calibre of entries was extremely high and clearly demonstrates the continued exemplary standards that ICAS members are living up to around the world.
"As an organisation, we see these young people as the future of our membership and I am sure that our place on the global stage could not be in safer hands."
2. G20 Summit takes place in Hamburg
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be hosting the G20 Summit which will take place on 7 and 8 July.
In a speech to the German parliament, the Chancellor highlighted the importance of the EU’s climate change commitment. Her comments come weeks after President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Paris accord on climate change.
She said: "We cannot expect easy discussions on climate change at the G20 summit," adding that the EU’s “differences with the US are clear.”
3. Figures on manufacturing, trade and house prices to be released
Data released this week from purchasing managers is likely to show activity in services and manufacturing grew slightly in June, however not as much as the previous few months.
Figure from the NIEST could show that GDP growth was stronger in Q2 than Q1 at around 0.3% compared to 0.2%.
Due to exporters raising their sterling prices as a result of the weaker pound, the trade gap is not expected to have closed much.
Halifax will release its house price index this week which may show that prices were fairly stagnant last month, and that they have dropped over the past year.
4. ICAS holds exclusive networking event
Join us at the Investec Wealth & Investment office in Edinburgh on 6 July for the opportunity to meet our One Young CA finalists and judges plus fellow CAs.
Anton Colella will be hosting the event providing a fantastic opportunity for you to speak directly with him.
5. Results due from Ocado, Dunelm Group, Mercia Technologies, Trakm8 Holdings
- Monday: AGM/EGM from Aseana Properties. Finals due from Mercia Technologies and Plastics Capital.
- Tuesday: Interims due from RM, RPS and St Modwen Properties. Finals due from Imagination Technologies, Solid State and Trakm8 Holdings.
- Wednesday: Trading statements due from Booker, International Consolidated Airlines, Persimmon and Topps Tiles. Interims due from Ocado.
- Thursday: Trading statements due from Associated British Foods and Great Portland Estates. Finals due from SuperGroup.
- Friday: AGM/EGM from AVEVA and Great Portland Estates. Trading statement due from Dunelm Group.