The amendments modernize the Commission's rules for determining whether an auditor is independent in light of investments by auditors or their family members in audit clients, employment relationships between auditors or their family members and audit clients, and the scope of services provided by audit firms to their audit clients. The amendments, among other things, significantly reduce the number of audit firm employees and their family members whose investments in audit clients are attributed to the auditor for purposes of determining the auditor's independence. The amendments shrink the circle of family and former firm personnel whose employment impairs an auditor's independence. They also identify certain non-audit services that, if provided by an auditor to public company audit clients, impair the auditor's independence.
Early history[ edit ] Inthe town of Kuwait was founded in modern-day Kuwait City. Inthe Bani Utub settled in Kuwait, which at this time was inhabited by a few fishermen and primarily functioned as a fishing village.
At the Uqair conference inthe boundaries of Kuwait and Najd were set; as a result of British interference, Kuwait had no representative at the Uqair conference. More than half of Kuwait was lost due to Uqair.
After the Uqair conference, Kuwait was still subjected to a Saudi economic blockade and intermittent Saudi raiding. The Great Depression harmed Kuwait's economy, starting in the late s. The decline in international trade resulted in an increase in gold smuggling by Kuwaiti ships to India.
Bythe country became the largest oil exporter in the Persian Gulf region. This massive growth attracted many foreign workers, especially from Palestine, India, and Egypt — with the latter being particularly political within the context of the Arab Cold War.
Kuwait's national dayhowever, is celebrated on 25 February, the anniversary of the coronation of Sheikh Abdullah it was originally celebrated on 19 June, the date of independence, but concerns over the summer heat caused the government to move it.
Kuwait was the first of the Arab states of the Persian Gulf to establish a constitution and parliament. In the s and s, Kuwait was the most developed country in the region.
Kuwaiti society embraced liberal and Western attitudes throughout the s and s. Throughout the s, there were several terror attacks in Kuwait, including the Kuwait bombingshijacking of several Kuwait Airways planes and the attempted assassination of Emir Jaber in Kuwait was a regional hub of science and technology in the s and s up until the early s; the scientific research sector significantly suffered due to the terror attacks.
After a series of failed diplomatic negotiations, the United States led a coalition to remove the Iraqi forces from Kuwait, in what became known as the Gulf War. On 26 Februarythe coalition succeeded in driving out the Iraqi forces. As they retreated, Iraqi forces carried out a scorched earth policy by setting oil wells on fire.
In addition, more than Kuwaitis went missing during Iraq's occupation,  approximately remains were found in mass graves in Iraq. Emir of Kuwait with U. Upon the death of the Emir Jaber in JanuarySaad Al-Sabah succeeded him but was removed nine days later by the Kuwaiti parliament due to his ailing health.
Sabah Al-Sabah was sworn in as Emir.Located in the north-east corner of the Arabian Peninsula, Kuwait is one of the smallest countries in the world in terms of land area.
Kuwait lies between latitudes 28° and 31° N, and longitudes 46° and 49° E. The flat, sandy Arabian Desert covers most of Kuwait.
The Mexican War of Independence began the ripple effect of the independence movement throughout Latin America. Learn about the causes of the war. Start studying Chapter 23 Africa and the Middle East. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. The impact of the West has been greater in African cities than in the_____ Practice or policy of a wealthy nation extending its control over other countries.
This article gives nine tips to writing a title that grips readers and sells your book. 1. Tell us enough about the book to make us want to read it. The formal stamp of sovereign independence has now been set upon the Persian Gulf sheikhdom of Kuwait. In practice Kuwait has enjoyed such independence for the past two years.
Yesterday British protection as set out in the Anglo-Kuwait agreement of was formally withdrawn; the treaty was abrogated in an exchange of letters between the ruler of Kuwait and the British Political Resident. This anti-colonial international sentiment, coupled with a nation or people's demand for independence, often forced the hand of the colonial nations in this period, and helped make decolonization.