PwC press room > 2012 News releases > News releases http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/2012-News-releases 6ea3c75e-76d1-47bf-bede-24f71794fb56/Foreign insurers bank on new business models to succeed in China http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Foreign-insurers-bank-on-new-business-models-to-succeed-in-China/s/6ea3c75e-76d1-47bf-bede-24f71794fb56 Foreign insurers bank on new business models to succeed in China Foreign life insurance companies in China expect to grow by up to 30% in the next three years. Low penetration (2%) in the insurance market, strong upside for premiums, and the relative strength of Ch ]]> 12/10/2012 4:05:00 PM 8faa3487-0ed3-41d0-9ff8-b65fa5c333a4/Shift to Service-Based Structure Disrupts Software Industry,PwC Series Explores Sales Model Upheaval http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/shift-to-service-based-structure-disrupts-software-industrypwc-series-explores-sales-model-upheaval/s/8faa3487-0ed3-41d0-9ff8-b65fa5c333a4 Shift to Service-Based Structure Disrupts Software Industry,PwC Series Explores Sales Model Upheaval Reports Evaluate Factors Affecting the Pricing, Valuing and Delivery of Software and Offer Strategies and Tactics to Combat the Challenges ]]> 12/3/2012 9:05:00 AM 0495181a-0972-44c7-a4e0-dbb4a4bb1117/Dennis M. Nally Reappointed as Global Chairman of PwC http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Dennis-M.-Nally-Reappointed-as-Global-Chairman-of-PwC/s/0495181a-0972-44c7-a4e0-dbb4a4bb1117 Dennis M. Nally Reappointed as Global Chairman of PwC NEW YORK, 29th Nov 2012 - PwC today announced that Dennis M. Nally has been reappointed to a second term as Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited. ]]> 11/29/2012 12:57:00 PM 60d89e72-b540-412c-a51f-713a49de8d86/Cross-border IPO activity will remain significant - until today's emerging market exchanges become the developed markets of tomorrow http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Cross-border-IPO-activity-will-remain-significant-/s/60d89e72-b540-412c-a51f-713a49de8d86 Cross-border IPO activity will remain significant - until today's emerging market exchanges become the developed markets of tomorrow During the ten year period (2002 – 2011):• Cross-border IPOs accounted for 9% (1,172) of the total number and 13% (US $ 220billion) of the total proceeds raised by all global IPO activity ]]> 11/27/2012 4:16:00 PM 79151e84-b1f2-4b86-9511-3c2cff0e6264/Tax Reforms Continue Worldwide Despite Economic Turmoil, Electronic Filing Increasing Especially http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/tax-reforms-continue-worldwide-despite-economic-turmoil-electronic-filing-increasing-especially/s/79151e84-b1f2-4b86-9511-3c2cff0e6264 Tax Reforms Continue Worldwide Despite Economic Turmoil, Electronic Filing Increasing Especially A new report from the World Bank, IFC, and PwC finds that governments continue to reform their tax systems despite global economic uncertainty, with 31 economies having taken steps from June last year ]]> 11/20/2012 11:59:00 PM 7624db55-0d52-4b37-a7e1-64121b62011d/Employee Mobility Programs Becoming More Accessible and Attractive to Meet Global Talent Needs http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Employee-Mobility-Programs-Becoming-More-Accessible-and-Attractive-to-Meet-Global-Talent-Needs-/s/7624db55-0d52-4b37-a7e1-64121b62011d Employee Mobility Programs Becoming More Accessible and Attractive to Meet Global Talent Needs PwC's Annual Survey of Global Mobility Policies demonstrates shifts in employee assignment programsNEW YORK, November 20, 2012-Global companies are taking steps to make their employee mobility ]]> 11/20/2012 9:43:00 PM 540a2dfa-b6db-4482-9144-8e18fcce6a77/PwC Again Receives TMI award for Innovation & Excellence http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-again-receives-tmi-award-for-innovation-excellence-/s/540a2dfa-b6db-4482-9144-8e18fcce6a77 PwC Again Receives TMI award for Innovation & Excellence PwC has been recognised by Treasury Management International (TMI) as Best Treasury Consultant. The award, among TMI's 2012 awards for Excellence in Treasury Management, marked the 12th consecutive ye ]]> 11/16/2012 6:50:00 PM 5e400c82-1a70-456b-b906-ac165e53f0ef/Pharma industry on cusp of golden era, according to new PwC report http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pharma-industry-on-cusp-of-golden-era-according-to-new-pwc-report/s/5e400c82-1a70-456b-b906-ac165e53f0ef Pharma industry on cusp of golden era, according to new PwC report Major scientific and technological advances, alongside socio-demographic changes and increasing demand for medicines, will revive pharma's fortunes post 2020, according to a new report from PwC, ]]> 11/14/2012 11:59:00 PM 56e21b58-2494-4a2b-bcdf-ea9725cce424/80% of Mexico's states and metropolitan areas are at a developing and growing stage, as reported by PwC Mexico's publication "Mexico's States of Opportunity 2012" http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/80-of-mexicos-states-and-metropolitan-areas-are-at-a-developing-and-growing-stage/s/56e21b58-2494-4a2b-bcdf-ea9725cce424 80% of Mexico's states and metropolitan areas are at a developing and growing stage, as reported by PwC Mexico's publication "Mexico's States of Opportunity 2012" • In this stage, the states are implementing the basic elements for change related to economic, infrastructure, social, technological and urban development aspects, among others. November 7, 2012. ]]> 11/7/2012 4:58:00 PM 61abe0ef-865d-4a1f-a213-259f0e438c04/Leading Professional Services Network PwC launches new member firm in Myanmar http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Leading-Professional-Services-Network-PwC-launches-new-member-firm-in-Myanmar/s/61abe0ef-865d-4a1f-a213-259f0e438c04 Leading Professional Services Network PwC launches new member firm in Myanmar Yangon, 6 November 2012– PwC announced today the official opening of its Myanmar member firm, bringing the reach of its network in Southeast Asia to 9 countries in the region1. ]]> 11/6/2012 4:43:00 PM 47302a6d-efb5-478f-b0e4-19d8801da855/Current Rates of Decarbonisation Pointing to 6°C of Warming http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Current-Rates-of-Decarbonisation-Pointing-to-6oC-of-Warming/s/47302a6d-efb5-478f-b0e4-19d8801da855 Current Rates of Decarbonisation Pointing to 6°C of Warming The annual rate of reduction of carbon emissions per unit of GDP needed to limit global warming to 2oC, has passed a critical threshold according to new analysis from PwC. The rate of reduction now re ]]> 11/5/2012 12:59:00 AM d8b78385-0d65-4c5f-ae29-26e7d938d303/PwC Welcomes Report by Enhanced Disclosure Task Force http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/PwC-Welcomes-Report-by-Enhanced-Disclosure-Task-Force/s/d8b78385-0d65-4c5f-ae29-26e7d938d303 PwC Welcomes Report by Enhanced Disclosure Task Force New York: PwC welcomes the publication of the Enhanced Disclosure Task Force (EDTF) report - Enhancing the Risk Disclosure of Banks issued through the Financial Stability Board. ]]> 10/31/2012 1:11:00 AM bc11166a-cd72-4ea7-93fa-c167d10a5cb5/Global consumer spending slowdown eases. PwC releases first ever Global Consumer Index (GCI) http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/global-consumer-spending-slowdown-eases.-pwc-releases-first-ever-global-consumer-index-gci/s/bc11166a-cd72-4ea7-93fa-c167d10a5cb5 Global consumer spending slowdown eases. PwC releases first ever Global Consumer Index (GCI) Growth in global consumer spending is has been slowing – but the latest value of PwC's new Global Consumer Index (GCI) suggests that the slowdown may have eased in October. ]]> 10/24/2012 9:47:00 AM 378a4402-5959-4d4d-859d-e2e73b631e2a/Family business are 'unsung heroes' of the global economy, with increased sales and aggressive five-year growth plans, says PwC http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/family-business-are-unsung-heroes-of-the-global-economy-with-increased-sales-and-aggressive-five-/s/378a4402-5959-4d4d-859d-e2e73b631e2a Family business are 'unsung heroes' of the global economy, with increased sales and aggressive five-year growth plans, says PwC Two thirds of family firms around the world have grown their sales in the past year, and even more are confident that their ambitious growth targets for the next five years will be met. ]]> 10/23/2012 6:01:00 AM bc1e4f7b-6b24-431c-b364-9dc8437c8f22/New York and London Top 2012 Cities of Opportunity Study of Global Economic Leaders http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/New-York-and-London-Top-2012-Cities-of-Opportunity-Study-of-Global-Economic-Leaders/s/bc1e4f7b-6b24-431c-b364-9dc8437c8f22 New York and London Top 2012 Cities of Opportunity Study of Global Economic Leaders Though New York and London lead cumulative scoring, emerging cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, are narrowing the gap within key economic indicators ]]> 10/12/2012 3:16:00 PM f67838e0-bf8e-4d2c-bfce-4c41f500ddeb/Environmental impact of consumer products laid bare http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Environmental-impact-of-consumer-products-laid-bare-/s/f67838e0-bf8e-4d2c-bfce-4c41f500ddeb Environmental impact of consumer products laid bare PUMA, with the support of PwC and Trucost, today launched the results of its first product level Environmental Profit & Loss (E P&L) accounts which value the environmental impacts of products in euros ]]> 10/8/2012 2:10:00 PM f5cc1cde-a84a-4026-b885-08b443022408/PwC FY 2012 Global Revenues Rise to US$31.5 billion http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-fy-2012-global-revenues-rise-to-us31.5-billion/s/f5cc1cde-a84a-4026-b885-08b443022408 PwC FY 2012 Global Revenues Rise to US$31.5 billion PwC, the world's leading professional services network, reported record total gross revenues for the fiscal year ended 30 June 2012 of US$31.5 billion. ]]> 10/4/2012 7:29:00 PM 22c76cac-9684-4734-9789-ae20ded51642/Market volatility leads to more subdued mining M&A activity: PwC report http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/market-volatility-leads-to-more-subdued-mining-ma-activity-pwc-report/s/22c76cac-9684-4734-9789-ae20ded51642 Market volatility leads to more subdued mining M&A activity: PwC report Global economic uncertainty and a drop in commodity prices has led to marked slowdown in merger and acquisitions (M&A) in 2012, despite the blockbuster start with a Glencore/Xstrata transaction, ]]> 9/21/2012 9:44:00 PM 8d017cc0-d096-4d18-9021-ca7785856539/Working capital management in Europe has never been better, and UK remains top – PwC study http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/working-capital-management-in-europe-has-never-been-better-and-uk-remains-top-pwc-study/s/8d017cc0-d096-4d18-9021-ca7785856539 Working capital management in Europe has never been better, and UK remains top – PwC study The largest European companies have never been better at managing their working capital and UK companies are the most efficient compared to their neighbours, a new PwC study shows. ]]> 9/18/2012 11:00:00 PM b0f35e8f-ae29-4f60-b5aa-9dd2e54a46b1/Leading companies reap competitive advantage from managing their supply chains as a strategic asset http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Leading-companies-reap-competitive-advantage-from-managing-their-supply-chains-as-a-strategic-asset/s/b0f35e8f-ae29-4f60-b5aa-9dd2e54a46b1 Leading companies reap competitive advantage from managing their supply chains as a strategic asset Erratic macroeconomic cycles along with disruptions caused by natural disasters have made supply chain management both more difficult and important to business success. ]]> 9/17/2012 7:34:00 PM f098523b-a991-4a12-b17a-e08ea0c5553b/Audits are higly valued -- but more can be done to boost relevance and meet evolving needs, PwC survey reveals http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/audits-are-higly-valued--but-more-can-be-done-to-boost-relevance-and-meet-evolving-needs-pwc-surv/s/f098523b-a991-4a12-b17a-e08ea0c5553b Audits are higly valued -- but more can be done to boost relevance and meet evolving needs, PwC survey reveals Audits and audit opinions are highly valued and have a major impact in influencing investment decisions, according to a new PwC global survey of investment professionals. ]]> 9/12/2012 11:00:00 PM 7dd88a2c-3445-45a1-a3d6-64c24210c770/Carbon Disclosure Project Global 500 Report: Extreme weather events drive climate change up board-room agenda in 2012 http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/carbon-disclosure-project-global-500-report-extreme-weather-events-drive-climate-change-up-board-ro/s/7dd88a2c-3445-45a1-a3d6-64c24210c770 Carbon Disclosure Project Global 500 Report: Extreme weather events drive climate change up board-room agenda in 2012 PwC comment on the Carbon Disclosure Project Global 500 Report: PwC's Sustainability & Climate Change team comment on the implications of the Carbon Disclosure Project Global 500 Report ]]> 9/12/2012 12:11:00 AM 266b6fad-3e96-4331-841f-77a833df0d96/Worldwide Economic Prospects Take Toll on Asia Pacific Outlook http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Worldwide-Economic-Prospects-Take-Toll-on-Asia-Pacific-Outlook/s/266b6fad-3e96-4331-841f-77a833df0d96 Worldwide Economic Prospects Take Toll on Asia Pacific Outlook Vladivostok, 4 Sept 2012 - Economic disruption, including possible recession in the U.S., the Eurozone crisis and the slowing of expansion in China have taken a toll on the confidence of CEOs in the ]]> 9/3/2012 5:42:00 PM 897e76ee-620b-49f1-8445-330a643ef0df/Global Automotive Industry M&A Activity Declined in First Half of 2012, According to PwC http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/global-automotive-industry-ma-activity-declined-in-first-half-of-2012-according-to-pwc/s/897e76ee-620b-49f1-8445-330a643ef0df Global Automotive Industry M&A Activity Declined in First Half of 2012, According to PwC Global automotive industry merger and acquisition (M&A) activity slowed during the first half (H1) of 2012, according to PwC's automotive transaction services practice. ]]> 8/21/2012 2:25:00 PM 172b763e-0e69-4fa7-9e5c-9171655634b5/M&A restraint as global economic uncertainty hampers deals in China http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/ma-restraint-as-global-economic-uncertainty-hampers-deals-in-china/s/172b763e-0e69-4fa7-9e5c-9171655634b5 M&A restraint as global economic uncertainty hampers deals in China Merger and acquisition activity in the first half of 2012 in China has dropped significantly with a 33 per cent decline in announced deal numbers and a marked 10 per cent decline in deal value, attrib ]]> 8/16/2012 7:52:00 PM 5ad69e51-a694-46ba-bc22-a66e9145f713/Blair Sheppard joins PwC as Global Leader for Strategy and Leadership Development http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Blair-Sheppard-joins-PwC-as-Global-Leader-for-Strategy-and-Leadership-Development/s/5ad69e51-a694-46ba-bc22-a66e9145f713 Blair Sheppard joins PwC as Global Leader for Strategy and Leadership Development PwC is pleased to announce that Blair Sheppard has joined its Network Executive Team as Global Leader for Strategy and Leadership Development.In this new role Blair will help develop the PwC network's ]]> 8/13/2012 8:28:00 PM 6ec036f3-72ec-4c8f-a0fe-2475a5b68ec1/Smaller Deals Drive Industrial Products M&A During Second Quarter, according to PwC US http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/smaller-deals-drive-industrial-products-ma-during-second-quarter-according-to-pwc-us/s/6ec036f3-72ec-4c8f-a0fe-2475a5b68ec1 Smaller Deals Drive Industrial Products M&A During Second Quarter, according to PwC US The global industrial products (IP) industry experienced a decrease in overall M&A activity during the second quarter of 2012, particularly in Eurozone countries, as management teams turned increasing ]]> 8/9/2012 5:00:00 PM 72c8e05e-ad86-4ef5-9215-99075642431f/Employee Productivity Levels Sink to New Lows due to Stagnant Job Market, says PwC Research http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/employee-productivity-levels-sink-to-new-lows-due-to-stagnant-job-market-says-pwc-research/s/72c8e05e-ad86-4ef5-9215-99075642431f Employee Productivity Levels Sink to New Lows due to Stagnant Job Market, says PwC Research European companies' employee productivity levels are at a five year low, according to new research by PwC.PwC's 'Key Trends in Human Capital 2012' report reveals that productivity levels saw a sharp ]]> 7/30/2012 4:12:00 PM fb7528f9-3d99-4497-94fc-88fe4416cd38/PwC Introduces Mobile Innovations Forecast, Provides Early Notice of Disruptions and Opportunities in Technology Sector http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-introduces-mobile-innovations-forecast-provides-early-notice-of-disruptions-and-opportunities-i/s/fb7528f9-3d99-4497-94fc-88fe4416cd38 PwC Introduces Mobile Innovations Forecast, Provides Early Notice of Disruptions and Opportunities in Technology Sector PwC has introduced its Mobile Innovations Forecast (MIF), a new framework for analysing the speed at which innovation is changing the nature of mobile devices and the implications of innovation to tec ]]> 7/26/2012 9:32:00 PM 393f03d7-d470-4544-8d14-d4afa5552ead/Telecom Operators to Kick-Start Network Decommissioning http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Telecom-Operators-to-Kick-start-Network-Decommissioning/s/393f03d7-d470-4544-8d14-d4afa5552ead Telecom Operators to Kick-Start Network Decommissioning Telecom operators around the world plan to decommission their older networks at the same time as they upgrade their network technologies to improve performance and increase capacity. Nearly 90 percent ]]> 7/23/2012 4:00:00 AM 71b8b878-5992-4f1b-ae7e-68985ad923cb/Foreign banks find footing in China http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Foreign-banks-find-footing-in-China/s/71b8b878-5992-4f1b-ae7e-68985ad923cb Foreign banks find footing in China After struggling to find a solid footing in China, foreign banks operating in the country may be finally hitting their stride, as the seventh PwC Foreign Banks in China survey report reveals.China's 1 ]]> 7/17/2012 3:09:00 PM c3348e2d-0861-4ff2-bd86-9a1e0d136a5d/Five PwC athletes get ready to compete in London Olympic and Paralympic Games http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Five-PwC-athletes-get-ready-to-compete-in-London-Olympic-and-Paralympic-Games/s/c3348e2d-0861-4ff2-bd86-9a1e0d136a5d Five PwC athletes get ready to compete in London Olympic and Paralympic Games Five PwC people are getting ready to compete in the world's biggest sporting event. The PwC network is home to three people who have qualified for the London Olympic Games ]]> 7/16/2012 5:35:00 PM 01cb6962-deba-4302-8c5b-91c7f1e957b7/Global A&D programmes under pressure? PwC report shows how to deliver http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/new-report-from-pwc-shows-global-ad-companies-can-deliver-programmes-under-pressure/s/01cb6962-deba-4302-8c5b-91c7f1e957b7 Global A&D programmes under pressure? PwC report shows how to deliver As the world's global aerospace and defence (A&D) companies face mounting pressure to deliver their programmes, new research launched today by PwC shows how it can be done. ]]> 7/9/2012 11:02:00 PM 4f5295ce-69f6-4d1f-89a1-cc66a39d0700/Rio Conference - PwC's Global Sustainability & Climate Change Team Comment on the Progress, Prospects and Legacy of Rio+20 http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/rio-conference--pwcs-global-sustainability-climate-change-team-comment-on-the-progress-prospect/s/4f5295ce-69f6-4d1f-89a1-cc66a39d0700 Rio Conference - PwC's Global Sustainability & Climate Change Team Comment on the Progress, Prospects and Legacy of Rio+20 Rio Conference – PwC's global Sustainability & Climate Change team comment on the progress, prospects and legacy of Rio+20. For further comment or interview, please contact Rowena Mearley +447841 563 ]]> 7/3/2012 11:23:00 AM 5056c281-34cb-44f2-a178-a271008a302c/Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Healthcare Law Means "Game On" for Health Industry: Crunch Time for Those Who Waited, Says PwC http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/supreme-court-decision-to-uphold-healthcare-law-means-game-on-for-health-industry-crunch-time-for/s/5056c281-34cb-44f2-a178-a271008a302c Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Healthcare Law Means "Game On" for Health Industry: Crunch Time for Those Who Waited, Says PwC NEW YORK, June 28, 2012 – Today's Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act gives extra punch to the market forces pushing healthcare toward convergence, transparency and greater ]]> 6/28/2012 7:45:00 PM 717d252e-1ce0-4400-b51f-d864f78292b1/Reality check for Rio negotiations as PwC analysis examines global economic power shifts to 2032 http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Reality-check-for-Rio-negotiations-as-PwC-analysis-examines-global-economic-power-shifts-to-2032/s/717d252e-1ce0-4400-b51f-d864f78292b1 Reality check for Rio negotiations as PwC analysis examines global economic power shifts to 2032 Dramatic shifts in global economic power pose sustainability challenges for Rio + 20 and beyond according to new analysis by PwC comparing shares of world GDP for key global country groupings in 1992, ]]> 6/19/2012 7:56:00 PM 6d1fa967-a8cc-40e9-9b66-ef0109610389/The Economics of Sport: PwC Study Seeks To Benchmark Olympic Medals Tally http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/the-economics-of-sport-pwc-study-seeks-to-benchmark-olympic-medals-tally/s/6d1fa967-a8cc-40e9-9b66-ef0109610389 The Economics of Sport: PwC Study Seeks To Benchmark Olympic Medals Tally Home advantage could once again play a part in how the Olympic medals are shared in August; but the superpowers of the US, China and Russia are again set to battle it out at the top of the Olympic ]]> 6/15/2012 9:48:00 AM adc065f9-5c63-451f-81e4-83b4f0eb70a1/The End of the Digital Beginning: Challenge for Media Companies now Lies in How to Implement their Digital Strategies http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/the-end-of-the-digital-beginning-challenge-for-media-companies-now-lies-in-how-to-implement-their-d/s/adc065f9-5c63-451f-81e4-83b4f0eb70a1 The End of the Digital Beginning: Challenge for Media Companies now Lies in How to Implement their Digital Strategies Digital migration is increasingly playing out differently across the various segments and geographies of the entertainment and media industry says PwC's Global Entertainment ]]> 6/12/2012 4:03:00 AM cec659a2-0fe9-41f2-a99d-fcb76bf1f32f/Consumers Are Ready to Adopt Mobile Health Faster than the Health Industry is Prepared to Adapt, Finds PwC Study on Global mHealth Adoption http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Consumers-Are-Ready-to-Adopt-Mobile-Health-Faster-than-the-Health-Industry-is-Prepared-to-Adapt/s/cec659a2-0fe9-41f2-a99d-fcb76bf1f32f Consumers Are Ready to Adopt Mobile Health Faster than the Health Industry is Prepared to Adapt, Finds PwC Study on Global mHealth Adoption 7 June 2012 – Widespread adoption of mobile technology in healthcare, or mHealth, is now viewed as inevitable in both developed and emerging markets around the world, but the pace of adoption will lik ]]> 6/7/2012 8:21:00 AM f9fac57d-4d17-4d77-963b-82f5cad2db2a/Global mining industry posts record $133bn in profits in 2011 while share prices plunge http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/global-mining-industry-posts-record-133bn-in-profits-in-2011-while-share-prices-plunge-/s/f9fac57d-4d17-4d77-963b-82f5cad2db2a Global mining industry posts record $133bn in profits in 2011 while share prices plunge The global mining industry is facing a growing disconnect as despite record profits for the world's 40 biggest miners in 2011 thanks to high commodity prices, investors proved fickle, demanding ]]> 6/5/2012 5:48:00 PM 71f8dbc4-2e94-48e0-b27a-351d52263d60/Rio+20: Seven out of ten CEOs would take action on global sustainability challenges - New Video Available http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/rio20-seven-out-of-ten-ceos-would-take-action-on-global-sustainability-challenges/s/71f8dbc4-2e94-48e0-b27a-351d52263d60 Rio+20: Seven out of ten CEOs would take action on global sustainability challenges - New Video Available Seven out of ten CEOs in a global PwC business poll say they would take more ambitious action on issues related to the Millennium Development Goals including issues of energy, water and sustainable ]]> 5/22/2012 12:01:00 AM ad47a0c8-a89b-4806-8459-a89d8831eda8/Soaring commercial aviation market drives best year yet for aerospace & defence industry http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/soaring-commercial-aviation-market-drives-best-year-yet-for-aerospace-defence-industry/s/ad47a0c8-a89b-4806-8459-a89d8831eda8 Soaring commercial aviation market drives best year yet for aerospace & defence industry • 2012 is likely to be another strong year for A&D sector• Record number of large commercial aircraft orders driving sustained backlog•Lower defence sector revenues The aerospace and defence (A&D) ]]> 5/8/2012 12:14:00 AM 110a83a0-b450-4f23-97ab-92febb347e2e/PwC US Ranks No. 1 on DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity List http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-us-ranks-no.-1-on-diversityincs-top-50-companies-for-diversity-list/s/110a83a0-b450-4f23-97ab-92febb347e2e PwC US Ranks No. 1 on DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity List NEW YORK, April 25, 2012 –PwC US was named No. 1 on DiversityInc's 2012 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, after a breakthrough year during which huge gains in diversity were seen at the senior-most ]]> 4/26/2012 10:36:00 PM 7c0e8c45-0a49-49e5-bba6-56527081301a/Global T&L industry must transform to attract talent, says PwC report http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/global-tl-industry-must-transform-to-attract-talent-says-pwc-report/s/7c0e8c45-0a49-49e5-bba6-56527081301a Global T&L industry must transform to attract talent, says PwC report A new report out today has warned the global transportation and logistics industry (T&L) is in urgent need of a radical transformation by 2030 if it is to stay competitive.PwC created 15 theses which ]]> 3/29/2012 8:03:00 AM 9c9d2893-7c5b-4765-ac9b-9a300b1db56c/Cybercrime a growing threat to the financial services sector – PwC report http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/cybercrime-a-growing-threat-to-the-financial-services-sector-pwc-report/s/9c9d2893-7c5b-4765-ac9b-9a300b1db56c Cybercrime a growing threat to the financial services sector – PwC report London, 27 Mar 2012 -- Cybercrime has risen up the ranks over the last year to become the second most commonly reported economic crime affecting companies in the financial services (FS) sector after ]]> 3/27/2012 1:01:00 PM 60df8788-53fc-4ec5-a30e-fc7f30daa904/PwC Welcomes Financial Stability Board Participation in Efforts to Enhance Role of External Audit http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/PwC-Welcomes-Financial-Stability-Board-Participation-in-Efforts-to-Enhance-Role-of-External-Audit/s/60df8788-53fc-4ec5-a30e-fc7f30daa904 PwC Welcomes Financial Stability Board Participation in Efforts to Enhance Role of External Audit LONDON, – 16 March 2012 – PwC said today it welcomes the initiative taken by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) in ongoing efforts to enhance the role of external audits in providing pertinent inform ]]> 3/16/2012 4:29:00 PM 8f15d6f8-c5a2-43b7-879f-a6a2bd553956/Talent - a potential game changer for Chinese companies http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Talent---a-potential-game-changer-for-Chinese-companies/s/8f15d6f8-c5a2-43b7-879f-a6a2bd553956 Talent - a potential game changer for Chinese companies Talent constraints squeezing competitiveness ]]> 3/15/2012 4:36:00 PM 396d63fb-704c-4b77-b53d-692177cd450d/PwC Chairman Expresses Confidence in Japan's Future, Cautious Optimism on Global Growth Outlook http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-chairman-expresses-confidence-in-japans-future-cautious-optimism-on-global-growth-outlook-/s/396d63fb-704c-4b77-b53d-692177cd450d PwC Chairman Expresses Confidence in Japan's Future, Cautious Optimism on Global Growth Outlook In a speech today to business leaders in Japan, Dennis Nally, chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) International Ltd., ]]> 3/13/2012 3:04:00 PM 335dfeeb-d1a1-48fe-8bb5-4b233898414d/Exciting Times Ahead for Booming Global Metals M&A, Says PwC http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/exciting-times-ahead-for-booming-global-metals-ma-says-pwc/s/335dfeeb-d1a1-48fe-8bb5-4b233898414d Exciting Times Ahead for Booming Global Metals M&A, Says PwC The global metals deals industry is soaring back to success with near historic value highs of US$40.7bn in 2011, up 56% year on year (YOY), according to a new report published today by PwC. ]]> 3/12/2012 11:51:00 PM 819b5776-7d03-4679-8d62-52a32e4e700f/Investors ramp up pressure on Private Equity responsible investment http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Investors-ramp-up-pressure-on-Private-Equity-responsible-investment/s/819b5776-7d03-4679-8d62-52a32e4e700f Investors ramp up pressure on Private Equity responsible investment The majority of Private Equity (PE) firms interviewed in a new study of responsible investment practices say their action on environmental, social and governance issues (ESG) is set to increase over t ]]> 3/7/2012 12:58:00 AM fb3425f5-34ff-4cb3-915d-5edd208b09dc/Global Emerging Middle is the Next Big Market, Says PwC http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/global-emerging-middle-is-the-next-big-market-says-pwc/s/fb3425f5-34ff-4cb3-915d-5edd208b09dc Global Emerging Middle is the Next Big Market, Says PwC Globally, businesses are now looking at the 'Next 4 Billion' nations for growth, especially given the slowdown in growth in mature economies. ]]> 2/13/2012 10:35:00 PM df376269-412f-448b-a54d-eafd7745631e/European car market fell by 7.5% in January, according to Autofacts estimate http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/european-car-market-fell-by-7.5-in-january-according-to-autofacts-estimate/s/df376269-412f-448b-a54d-eafd7745631e European car market fell by 7.5% in January, according to Autofacts estimate European Union and European Free Trade Association (EU+EFTA) new car registrations fell by 7.5 percent to 992k units year over year (YoY) in January ]]> 2/13/2012 10:22:00 PM f4dbd5d1-3abe-4879-8b12-ba1683a2bc36/Aerospace & Defence M&A Results Are Record-Breaking, Says PwC http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/aerospace-defence-ma-results-are-record-breaking-says-pwc/s/f4dbd5d1-3abe-4879-8b12-ba1683a2bc36 Aerospace & Defence M&A Results Are Record-Breaking, Says PwC London, 7 Feb 2012 -- Global aerospace and defence (A&D) merger and acquisition (M&A) value reached a record level in 2011, according to Mission Control, a quarterly analysis of M&A activity in the gl ]]> 2/8/2012 7:24:00 PM fb954b8b-4080-4f44-ba10-c49ca08ea811/PwC Survey Shows Brain Drain is Biggest Threat to T&L CEOs http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-survey-shows-brain-drain-is-biggest-threat-to-tl-ceos/s/fb954b8b-4080-4f44-ba10-c49ca08ea811 PwC Survey Shows Brain Drain is Biggest Threat to T&L CEOs London, 8 Feb 2012--The war for talent, recruiting and retaining baby busters, rising energy costs and the gloomy global economic horizon are among the key areas of concern for CEOs in the transportat ]]> 2/8/2012 7:24:00 PM 8896de7d-c8fe-4fa0-b7e1-c13edd4f4774/PwC's Genesis Park Wins Top International Award http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwcs-genesis-park-wins-top-international-award-/s/8896de7d-c8fe-4fa0-b7e1-c13edd4f4774 PwC's Genesis Park Wins Top International Award London, 8 February, 2012 - PwC has been given a top international award for its innovative global leadership development programme – Genesis Park. PwC was selected a 2012 Bersin & Associates Learning ]]> 2/8/2012 1:00:00 PM c83ee8ae-d0bd-4e1e-bbbf-af41d430d092/Driving Growth in the Global Semiconductor Industry http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Driving-Growth-in-the-Global-Semiconductor-Industry/s/c83ee8ae-d0bd-4e1e-bbbf-af41d430d092 Driving Growth in the Global Semiconductor Industry London, 30 Jan 2012 The global semiconductor industry will continue to grow in the medium term, as it has done for virtually all of the past forty years. And this growth is expected to continue ave ]]> 1/30/2012 9:30:00 PM 9201f45a-5850-4569-9ad9-32e6138c961d/Investors Look to Global Healthcare Market for Long-term Growth, Near-term Safe Haven, Says PwC http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/investors-look-to-global-healthcare-market-for-long-term-growth-near-term-safe-haven-says-pwc/s/9201f45a-5850-4569-9ad9-32e6138c961d Investors Look to Global Healthcare Market for Long-term Growth, Near-term Safe Haven, Says PwC PwC Global Healthcare Introduces Quarterly Newsletter on Global Healthcare M&A Trends and Opportunities ]]> 1/30/2012 4:56:00 AM 09d0354f-76a3-4d90-8474-08a68432d363/Threat of Recession Contains Risk of Further Bank Failures http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Threat-of-recession-contains-risk-of-further-bank-failures-/s/09d0354f-76a3-4d90-8474-08a68432d363 Threat of Recession Contains Risk of Further Bank Failures The risk of another global recession and a renewed banking crisis is high according to a new survey of the dangers currently facing the world's banking industry. ]]> 1/29/2012 11:48:00 PM ce2bd04f-23cb-493e-b5c9-7813bb13423e/Renewables M&A Hits New Record Highs http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/renewables-ma-hits-new-record-highs/s/ce2bd04f-23cb-493e-b5c9-7813bb13423e Renewables M&A Hits New Record Highs Deals for 'new generation' renewable technologies – wind, solar, biomass - are entering the big time driving the market to new record highs ]]> 1/29/2012 11:01:00 PM c7d2c126-c9d3-4ab9-8db0-17a402e33a5b/Europe's economic crisis has left real estate investment and development on limbo — little relief expected in 2012: Emerging Trends Real Estate® Europe http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/europes-economic-crisis-has-left-real-estate-investment-and-development-on-limbo-little-relief-/s/c7d2c126-c9d3-4ab9-8db0-17a402e33a5b Europe's economic crisis has left real estate investment and development on limbo — little relief expected in 2012: Emerging Trends Real Estate® Europe An economic crisis has left the European real estate industry in limbo, with preferred markets chosen more on their potential as safe havens than high-growth hubs ]]> 1/26/2012 11:59:00 PM eefb52a9-859c-4aa3-a0ca-1249edca44c6/PwC Launches 2012 Outlook for Global Power Deal Activity http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/PwC-Launches-2012-Outlook-for-Global-Power-Deal-Activity/s/eefb52a9-859c-4aa3-a0ca-1249edca44c6 PwC Launches 2012 Outlook for Global Power Deal Activity London, 23 Jan 2012 -- A major shift in global power M&A is taking place, ending a six year-long era of European dominance in power deals. The power deal world is heading in new and different ]]> 1/23/2012 7:28:00 PM 0aa07a89-9746-435d-a349-60959828bc13/PwC Named to FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" List for Eighth Consecutive Year http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-named-to-fortunes-100-best-companies-to-work-for-list-for-eighth-consecutive-year/s/0aa07a89-9746-435d-a349-60959828bc13 PwC Named to FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" List for Eighth Consecutive Year NEW YORK, January 19, 2012 – For the eighth consecutive year, PwC US has been named one of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For." PwC ranks number #48 overall and #11 among large co ]]> 1/19/2012 9:20:00 PM ba37dabf-74db-463f-83c8-44ad5af5c0bd/Business Needs to Do More to Manage Deal Risks in Growth Markets, Urges Pwc Report http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/business-needs-to-do-more-to-manage-deal-risks-in-growth-markets-urges-pwc-report/s/ba37dabf-74db-463f-83c8-44ad5af5c0bd Business Needs to Do More to Manage Deal Risks in Growth Markets, Urges Pwc Report London - Doing deals in growth markets is an important way in which companies in developed countries can seek to drive growth as their traditional markets remain stagnated. But these deals can be both ]]> 1/18/2012 5:45:00 PM 9d93ee5e-8fce-492a-82a7-368f0d23311c/Digital banking to be the norm by 2015 http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Digital-banking-to-be-the-norm-by-2015-/s/9d93ee5e-8fce-492a-82a7-368f0d23311c Digital banking to be the norm by 2015 Digital banking is set to overtake branch networks as the main way customers interact with their bank by 2015. ]]> 1/16/2012 11:51:00 PM ef96775b-c49c-4c46-bcab-d585b3b71441/Big spending predicted in 2012 for gold mining companies http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Big-spending-predicted-in-2012-for-gold-mining-companies-/s/ef96775b-c49c-4c46-bcab-d585b3b71441 Big spending predicted in 2012 for gold mining companies Rising gold prices, more acquisitions and further project development expectedAccording to PwC's new annual Gold Price Report, 80% of mining companies expect the price of gold to continue to increase ]]> 1/12/2012 11:59:00 PM f3c6e326-cbb9-4e71-b1cc-d29581c9af7e/Hyundai Motor, Calsonic Kansei, Dana Holding, and Lithia Motors receive Global Automotive Shareholder Value Awards presented by PwC and Automotive News http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/hyundai-motor-calsonic-kansei-dana-holding-and-lithia-motors-receive-global-automotive-shareholde/s/f3c6e326-cbb9-4e71-b1cc-d29581c9af7e Hyundai Motor, Calsonic Kansei, Dana Holding, and Lithia Motors receive Global Automotive Shareholder Value Awards presented by PwC and Automotive News Automotive News announced the winners of the Global Automotive Shareholder Value Awards for one- and three-year performance periods by Global Vehicle Manufacturers, Global Automotive Suppliers and U.S ]]> 1/11/2012 10:02:00 PM 2e991ade-f300-4dfc-8065-d8273a74ffa8/PwC Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Financial Management Consulting Services http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/PwC-Positioned-in-the-Leaders-Quadrant-of-the-Magic-Quadrant-for-Financial-Management-Consulting-Ser/s/2e991ade-f300-4dfc-8065-d8273a74ffa8 PwC Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Financial Management Consulting Services Rising gold prices, more acquisitions and further project development expectedAccording to PwC's new annual Gold Price Report, 80% of mining companies expect the price of gold to continue to increase ]]> 1/11/2012 9:15:00 PM eb195792-187e-43a5-b50b-569bc44a010f/PwC Autofacts Forecasts 2012 Global Automotive Light Vehicle Assembly to Exceed 79 Million Units and Top 100 Million in 2016 http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/PwC-Autofacts-Forecasts-2012-Global-Automotive-Light-Vehicle-Assembly-to-Exceed-79-Million-Units-and/s/eb195792-187e-43a5-b50b-569bc44a010f PwC Autofacts Forecasts 2012 Global Automotive Light Vehicle Assembly to Exceed 79 Million Units and Top 100 Million in 2016 PwC's automotive analyst group, Autofacts, today announced that it expects 2012 global light vehicle assembly will exceed 79 million units, an increase of 6.8% from 2011's total. ]]> 1/5/2012 10:08:00 PM