CA daily briefing: Friday 6 March 2020
Your essential briefing of the morning's top news stories.
Good morning, Hilde Oesterkloeft here to give you the final morning brief for the week.
The latest from ICAS
The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) Technology Working Group (TWG) has published its Phase 1 Report on its activities which focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and the related areas of big data and data analytics. In addition to undertaking desk-based research, the TWG met with various stakeholder groups to inform its work.
A cogito paper has been published by Accountancy Europe on rethinking company categorisation. The document was based on the work of an independent task force which included ICAS’ Head of Sustainability & Reporting, Anne Adrain.
Today's top stories from around the web
- Flybe's collapse could be 'first of many' airlines (BBC News)
- Firms send staff home as coronavirus arrives in Canary Wharf (City AM)
- Britain's government spent £4.4 billion on Brexit planning (Reuters)
- Virgin Media breach left 900,000 customer details unsecured for 10 months (Sky News)
- Bank of England drafts action plan to head off coronavirus recession (The Guardian)
- Coronavirus: Asian stocks follow US into the red as infections near 100,000 (City AM)
- UK employers' demand for staff accelerates by most since 2013 - REC (Reuters)
- Coronavirus: Retailers warned not to 'exploit' consumers' fears (BBC News)
- Coronavirus: Price controls considered in UK to stop hikes in virus essentials (Sky News)
- Exclusive: Theatre producers mull plans to stream shows amid coronavirus fears (City AM)
That's all for today, check back next week for your Monday briefing.