BBC launches Creative Allies tool to promote the concept of allyship at the BBC, the creative industry and beyond

The BBC’s Creative Diversity Unit, led by June Sarpong has launched the Creative Allies Initiative, uniting organisations inside and outside the creative industry to promote the concept of allyship. Changing the culture at an organisation needs to start at the top. — Tim Davie Tim Davie, Director-General of the BBC joins global leaders from sectors including business, […]

Taipei Times – Ministry says renewables rules to start next year

By Angelica Oung / Staff reporter With only the “final details” remaining, a law to require the nation’s biggest electricity users to boost their use of sources of renewable energy is to take effect from next year, Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua (王美花) told lawmakers at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei on Thursday. Taiwan […]

Taipei Times – HSBC Taiwan touts conservation effort

By Kao Shih-ching / Staff reporter While many local banks have begun focusing on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues this year due to a regulator’s demands, HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Ltd (匯豐台灣商銀) has already outpaced its peers, as it has been funding wetlands conservation for 17 years. The bank has been supporting Guandu Nature Park […]

Premier League 2020-21 Match R10 is exclusive on ELEVEN SPORTS TW

This Week’s Must-Watch Premier League Matches: Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur kick off on Monday 30th November, at 00:25. The clash between two “Big Six” teams: Chelsea will face Tottenham Hotspur at home. Chelsea have won eight of their 10 home London derbies in the Premier League since the start of 2018/19. Jose Mourinho lost both […]

TMF Group – Digital Services Tax: a necessary evil?

Emine Constantin discusses the challenges digital technology has created for the global tax system and looks at how different countries are addressing this through digital services taxes. The world is changing, and we witness this every day—the way in which we do business today is far away from anything we could have imagined even 10 […]

KPMG- European banks and COVID-19 : Impacts on 2020 Q3 results

Ewa Bialkowska Director, KPMG IFRG Limited (UK) In our previous blogs, we reported on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the expected credit losses (ECL) disclosed by a selection of large European banks (Q1 reporting to 31 March 2020 and half year to 30 June 2020) and five Canadian banks (half year to 30 April 2020). Here, we look […]

Taipei Times – Annual GDP growth set to top 1.8 percent: NDC

BULLISH: The NDC minister attributed the optimistic projection to 3.33% GDP growth in the third quarter and the ‘better-than-estimated’ performance of exports. The National Development Council (NDC) has forecast that annual GDP growth would be more than 1.8 percent this year, thanks to better-than-expected export orders in the fourth quarter. The forecast is higher than the […]

Premier League 2020-21 Match R9 is exclusive on ELEVEN SPORTS TW

This Week’s Must-Watch Premier League Matches: Spurs v Man City kick off on Sunday 22nd November, at 01:25. The clash between two “Big Six” teams: Spurs will face Man City at home. Spurs are on the longest current unbeaten run in the Premier League, with seven matches. In order to win the match, they sent […]