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CIMA and AICPA to Form New Association

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), are joining forces to create a new association that would represent the breadth of the accounting profession.

The new Association will represent 600,000 current and next-generation professionals. It will complement rather than replace both constituent organisations. CIMA and the AICPA members will retain membership of their existing member organisation but will gain additional membership of the new Association.

The decision to create the Association was taken after both organisations’ member bodies voted to endorse the move on 16 June. 89.7 per cent of CIMA members and 86.5 per cent of AICPA members voted in favour. The Association will launch in 2017.

CIMA’s President Andrew Miskin said: “We live in a time of rapid change and increasing competition. Responding to this, I am delighted that CIMA and the AICPA members have endorsed the proposal to create a new association so that we can stay ahead of market changes and developments. We will build on the history and strengths of both CIMA and AICPA, which will enable us to accelerate our strategy, and to expand the opportunities for CGMAs around the world.”

The formation of the Association represents a deepening of the joint venture that CIMA and AICPA have operated since 2011, which has expanded management accounting within the USA, and created a new global designation, Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

The proposal is designed to ensure that members will also benefit from the additional relevance, resources and global reach that comes from integrating the activities of two of the world’s most influential accountancy bodies. Students will also have access to more learning tools, as well as benefitting from increased recognition of the qualification they are studying towards.

AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon said: “In developing this proposal, we were careful to structure commitments to CPA and CGMA, CIMA and AICPA and public practice and management accounting. We are excited about crafting a path forward that reflects how the world is changing.  At the same time, we will be extraordinarily mindful of protecting our collective history and the strong reputation both organizations have built over the past century. This is about building on what is great — and addressing an exciting evolving world.”


Siew Lian
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Source: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

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June 22, 2016 at 2:44 pm

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BFM Signs MOU with DTDC and DCG to Build a Powerful New eCommerce Platform in India

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — BFM, a rapidly rising new player in eCommerce in China, announced today that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with DTDC, India’s largest express delivery network, and DCG Tech Limited, an eCommerce tech company founded by DTDC’s Promoters and Directors, to jointly develop an eCommerce business in India.

According to the MOU with a non-compete clause, a Joint Venture will be formed to build an eCommerce platform. The cooperation aims to engage the experiences and resources of the companies to allow sellers mainly from India and China to introduce their products to buyers all over the world.

Through the combined effort, a new online platform ( targets to facilitate logistics and fulfillment with the support of DTDC’s international network. BFM will provide marketing and supplier resources in China. Together with DCG Tech, BFM will also provide the knowhow in operating the eCommerce website.

About BFM International Company Limited

BFM International Company Limited is an eCommerce company. The core management team comes from the eCommerce giant players in China and is now extending its cross border eCommerce business in China andIndia.

About DTDC Express Limited

DTDC Express Limited, a strategic partner of DPD Group, is the largest express delivery company in India. It has been operating over 25 years and covers 10,000 locations.

About DCG Tech Limited

DCG Tech Limited is an established eCommerce Tech company operating in India for the last 10 years. The company provides online Corporate, promotions and Packaging Solutions for Indian eCommerce and LogisticsIndustry.

Media Contact:

Elaine WONG
Head of Overseas Business Development
Tel: +852-3709-3777

Source: BFM International Company Limited
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June 22, 2016 at 2:19 pm

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SHISEIDO Cle de Peau Beaute Brand Muse, Amanda Seyfried, Visits China

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— A/W 2016 New Products Launched at Shanghai Event Themed “Fearless Beauty” –

TOKYO  /PRNewswire/ — The SHISEIDO Group’s high-prestige brand “Cle de Peau Beaute” (CPB) hosted an autumn/winter 2016 global press conference with the theme of “Fearless Beauty” at Shanghai’sFairmont Peace Hotel on June 16. Amanda Seyfried, the brand’s muse, appeared at the opening.

The products presented are part of a makeup collection conceived by Lucia Pieroni, Makeup Creative Director forCle de Peau Beaute, through inspiration by Tamara de Lempicka, a memorable female artist of the Art Deco period.

– Traveling back to the “Roaring Twenties” in Paris

The Fairmont Peace Hotel, first opened in 1929, when Tamara de Lempicka was at her most active. The new makeup lineup was displayed in a manner evocative of a ’20s society salon.

Amanda Seyfried praises her favorite: New Liquid Rouge #18.

Amanda spoke of the theme, “Fearless Beauty.” “I feel great affinity with women who live strong, bold lives, likeTamara de Lempicka.” She also suggested the New Liquid Rouge #18 (Lempicka Red) encourages a feeling of “Fearless Beauty.”

– Collaboration with contemporary artist Ashley Longshore

Since 2013, CPB’s Holiday Collection has come from collaboration with young designers who exemplify the ideals of CPB. For 2016, collaboration is with Ashley Longshore.

– 15 years from CPB’s launch in China: Announcing the “New Skincare”

With the 15th anniversary in China, the new skincare line for simultaneous global launch in 2016 was announced in the Mandarin Oriental Pudong Shanghai.

About Cle de Peau Beaute:

The brand is solidly established among prestige consumers in Japan, and marketed in 12 countries around the world.

About Amanda Seyfried:

CPB’s “Brand Muse” since 2011. An American actress, Amanda has worked in many notable films, including “Les Miserables.”

Photographs and PR materials available on

Photographs and images of Amanda Seyfried, photographs of conference and CPB PR materials can be downloaded from and the website below.

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Source: SHISEIDO Co., Ltd.

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June 22, 2016 at 11:45 am

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