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US$1 billion

The estimated value of claims faced by insurance companies following the damage caused by Typhoon Mangkhut, which ripped through Hong Kong on 16 September, according the South China Morning Post.


The percentage of accountants in the United Kingdom who have felt pressured to act unethically, according to a survey conducted by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. The most common forms of misconduct include supporting excessively optimistic budgets and business cases, and downplaying risks.

¥57.8  billion

The total value of proceeds from Chinese telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) IPOs in the first half of 2018, according to PwC. Foxconn Industrial Internet Co., iQiyi, and Bilibili were the three largest TMT IPOs of the first half of the year.