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FEARS OF CONFLICT OVER ACCOUNTANTS' MERGER

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A leading regulator believes the newly-created accountancy giant PricewaterhouseCoopers could hinder BCCI-style pub...
A leading regulator believes the newly-created accountancy giant PricewaterhouseCoopers could hinder BCCI-style public interest investigations in the future because the deal shortens the list of

expert firms that can be brought in to help officials with their inquiries, reports Sunday Business (p6).

Chris Dickson, executive counsel to the Joint Disciplinary Scheme, the regulator set up by the Institute of Chartered Accountants, is concerned he will not be able to call on the services of the Big

Five accountancy firms the next time a major scandal hits the City because each firm might be involved already.
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