PwC press room > 2013 News releases > News releases http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/2013-News-releases 92e2fbd9-8a2c-42bd-a6fa-037011720e30/PwC and Booz & Company combination is approved by Booz & Company Partners http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-and-booz---company-combination-is-approved-by-booz---company-partners/s/92e2fbd9-8a2c-42bd-a6fa-037011720e30 PwC and Booz & Company combination is approved by Booz & Company Partners New York, 23rd December 2013 – Following the announcement of a conditional merger agreement earlier this year between PwC and Booz & Company, Booz & Company has today announced that its partners... ]]> 12/23/2013 1:05:00 PM a3cd4b18-d6fc-49cc-ac17-54735640ebe7/Press statement - PwC response to "trilogue" agreement on a proposed regulation on the statutory audit of public interest entities in the European Union http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-response-to-trilogue-agreement-on-a-proposed-regulation-on-the-statutory-audit-of-public-inter/s/a3cd4b18-d6fc-49cc-ac17-54735640ebe7 Press statement - PwC response to "trilogue" agreement on a proposed regulation on the statutory audit of public interest entities in the European Union "Notwithstanding major reservations expressed by many stakeholders this package of regulatory interventions is in danger of undermining the importance of good governance by imposing rules which restri ]]> 12/18/2013 7:08:00 AM ef2b859b-cd2d-44a1-a8da-7587208c71ba/Slippery slope – Metals struggle to find footing in 2013 http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/slippery-slope-metals-struggle-to-find-footing-in-2013/s/ef2b859b-cd2d-44a1-a8da-7587208c71ba Slippery slope – Metals struggle to find footing in 2013 Commodities report: 2013 roundup & gold, silver and copper performance 2014 outlook London, 9 Dec 2013‑‑Amidst write downs, a drop in commodity prices and lower revenues, gold, silver and copper... ]]> 12/9/2013 4:00:00 AM 824133e6-18bb-4eb7-b001-9d3bc52648c0/Automotive companies with well-defined innovation strategies have competitive advantages http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Automotive-companies-with-well-defined-innovation-strategies-have-competitive-advantages/s/824133e6-18bb-4eb7-b001-9d3bc52648c0 Automotive companies with well-defined innovation strategies have competitive advantages Breakthrough Innovations in Technology and Customer Experience Top Automotive Executives’ Strategic Goals DETROIT, 2 Dec 2013 ― Automotive companies with well-defined innovation strategies have... ]]> 12/3/2013 5:09:00 PM 62c1c73c-690e-463c-a0f9-3bf3514b772b/Companies under pressure over price http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/companies-under-pressure-over-price/s/62c1c73c-690e-463c-a0f9-3bf3514b772b Companies under pressure over price Shaky consumer confidence, stiff competition and increased transparency offered by the internet are forcing organisations to reappraise how they price their goods and services, says a new report... ]]> 11/26/2013 12:03:00 AM 72cef950-fea5-4f85-bca4-35d451f7810e/Globally, Tax Rate Policies Vary As Economies Continue to Reform Tax Compliance Systems http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/globally-tax-rate-policies-vary-as-economies-continue-to-reform-tax-compliance-systems/s/72cef950-fea5-4f85-bca4-35d451f7810e Globally, Tax Rate Policies Vary As Economies Continue to Reform Tax Compliance Systems Moscow 19 Nov 2013 — Economies around the world are adopting a range of policies as they strive to strike a balance between raising tax revenues and encouraging growth, according to a new report... ]]> 11/19/2013 5:00:00 AM b8743901-6e39-44b3-8386-06ce8a9df8dd/EU's OTC derivative rules spread outside Europe http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/eus-otc-derivative-rules-spread-outside-europe/s/b8743901-6e39-44b3-8386-06ce8a9df8dd EU's OTC derivative rules spread outside Europe London, 18 Nov 2013 -- From 2014 derivative end users outside Europe may be captured by Europe’s new over-the-counter (OTC) derivative trading rules, known as the European Market and... ]]> 11/18/2013 8:54:00 PM 9f35158b-f669-410b-b15a-b45ef340cc6f/Global Technology IPO activity rebounds after slow summer; growth expected to continue through Q4 http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/global-technology-ipo-activity-rebounds-after-slow-summer-growth-expected-to-continue-through-q4/s/9f35158b-f669-410b-b15a-b45ef340cc6f Global Technology IPO activity rebounds after slow summer; growth expected to continue through Q4 3rd Quarter 2013 Reveals Greater Volume and Proceeds Compared to Q3 2012 8 Nov 2013 ‑‑ Global IPO activity slowed slightly in the summer months but rebounded with a flurry of activity in... ]]> 11/8/2013 4:32:00 AM 89971a17-4543-4a19-910e-bf81bc7b6480/Trade repositories authorised - countdown to EMIR reporting begins http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Trade-repositories-authorised----countdown-to-EMIR-reporting-begins/s/89971a17-4543-4a19-910e-bf81bc7b6480 Trade repositories authorised - countdown to EMIR reporting begins London, 7 Nov 2013 ‑‑ The European Securities and Markets Authorities has today announced that under the European Market and Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), the first trade repositories will... ]]> 11/7/2013 6:16:00 PM 8cc2a63f-a4c9-4642-bb00-14f3a3d1f960/Russia Responds to 6.4 Percent Decrease in Year-to-Date Sales with Government-backed Stimulus Program to Jumpstart the Market http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Russia-Responds-to-6.4-Percent-Decrease-in-Year-to-Date-Sales-with-Government-backed-Stimulus/s/8cc2a63f-a4c9-4642-bb00-14f3a3d1f960 Russia Responds to 6.4 Percent Decrease in Year-to-Date Sales with Government-backed Stimulus Program to Jumpstart the Market How Can OEMs and Local Assemblers Position Themselves for Sustainable Growth? DETROIT, November 7, 2013 – After doubling in size from 2009 to 2012 to more than 2.9 million units in new vehicle... ]]> 11/7/2013 5:47:00 PM 92a9bd1a-05f0-4a29-86b6-89825603956e/The Most Innovative TMT Companies Expect 90% Growth Rate Over the Next Five Years http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/the-most-innovative-tmt-companies-expect-90-growth-rate-over-the-next-five-years/s/92a9bd1a-05f0-4a29-86b6-89825603956e The Most Innovative TMT Companies Expect 90% Growth Rate Over the Next Five Years PwC Study Demonstrates How Technology, Media and Telecom Companies Can Harness Breakthrough Innovation to Grow Revenue New York, 6 Nov 2013‑‑PwC’s recent global innovation study, Seizing the... ]]> 11/6/2013 3:19:00 PM 3025b8ec-3af9-47c3-aea6-aa3c12060a19/IPCC carbon budget to 2100 will be used by 2034 http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/IPCC-carbon-budget-to-2100-will-be-used-by-2034/s/3025b8ec-3af9-47c3-aea6-aa3c12060a19 IPCC carbon budget to 2100 will be used by 2034 Results show carbon budget limits are now within the planning cycle of major infrastructure and business investment decisions increasing the risk of stranded assets London, 2 Nov 2013‑‑According... ]]> 11/1/2013 11:02:00 PM d4561d33-3716-49a5-864b-7fcfd19db640/PwC and Booz & Company Announce Signing of Conditional Merger Agreement http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-and-booz---company-announce-signing-of-conditional-merger-agreement/s/d4561d33-3716-49a5-864b-7fcfd19db640 PwC and Booz & Company Announce Signing of Conditional Merger Agreement PwC and Booz & Company are pleased to announce that they have signed a conditional merger agreement. The proposed transaction is conditional on approval by Booz &... ]]> 10/30/2013 2:00:00 AM ff486689-ed94-4e69-b377-e641d900c4e3/PwC Again Receives TMI award for Innovation & Excellence http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-again-receives-tmi-award-for-innovation-excellence/s/ff486689-ed94-4e69-b377-e641d900c4e3 PwC Again Receives TMI award for Innovation & Excellence Top honour from Treasury Management International for 13th consecutive year New York, 29 Oct 2013 – PwC has been recognised by Treasury Management International (TMI) as the Best Global Treasury... ]]> 10/29/2013 3:57:00 AM 8ea21523-8787-4fb8-b3d7-4874ec61f87d/Europe's non-performing loans now total more than €1.2 trillion http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/europe-s-non-performing-loans-now-total-more-than-1.2-trillion/s/8ea21523-8787-4fb8-b3d7-4874ec61f87d Europe's non-performing loans now total more than €1.2 trillion UK banks top the 2013 non-core loan portfolio transaction table with €13bn deals reported in the year to date Commercial real estate (€15bn) and unsecured retail loans (£10bn) are the most... ]]> 10/29/2013 12:02:00 AM d72c4676-7035-4bda-82ce-a84f089fd282/Airline Performance Depends on Flyer-Focused Retail Customer Service http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/airline-performance-depends-on-flyer-focused-retail-customer-service/s/d72c4676-7035-4bda-82ce-a84f089fd282 Airline Performance Depends on Flyer-Focused Retail Customer Service NEW YORK, October 24, 2013 ― In today’s competitive travel market, flyers are expecting airlines to behave more like retailers and less like a mode of transportation. Airlines can successfully... ]]> 10/24/2013 5:04:00 PM 06d0b4b0-68ec-472a-b4dc-364d0479d1e1/Wholesale Approach to Cloud Services Affords Telcos New Opportunities http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/wholesale-approach-to-cloud-services-affords-telcos-new-opportunities/s/06d0b4b0-68ec-472a-b4dc-364d0479d1e1 Wholesale Approach to Cloud Services Affords Telcos New Opportunities New York, 16 Oct 2013 ‑‑ PwC’s latest report on cloud services in the telco industry’ finds that a new ‘wholesale’ method has emerged as a means for them to enter the cloud services business.... ]]> 10/16/2013 3:15:00 PM aca57dca-12a4-417a-b233-721ff5da87a5/Global power utility business models face disruptive change http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Global-power-utility-business-models-face-disruptive-change/s/aca57dca-12a4-417a-b233-721ff5da87a5 Global power utility business models face disruptive change 94% predict complete transformation of, or important changes, to the power utility business model Over half (57%) say there is a high or very high likelihood that distributed generation will force... ]]> 10/6/2013 11:57:00 PM 48bca10b-b67c-41db-b3e8-0e34af83de4d/Rise in Investment to Continue in Asia Pacific http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/rise-in-investment-to-continue-in-asia-pacific/s/48bca10b-b67c-41db-b3e8-0e34af83de4d Rise in Investment to Continue in Asia Pacific BALI, Indonesia, 5 Oct 2013 – Forty two percent of chief executive officers (CEOs) in Asia Pacific are 'very confident' of revenue growth over the next 12 months and close to 70% intend to increase th ]]> 10/5/2013 3:46:00 AM a25dfdaa-5ae8-4818-b09a-99a3821e3765/PwC FY 2013 Global Revenues Grow to US$32.1 billion http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-fy-2013-global-revenues-grow-to-us-32.1-billion/s/a25dfdaa-5ae8-4818-b09a-99a3821e3765 PwC FY 2013 Global Revenues Grow to US$32.1 billion Americas, Middle East, Africa continue strong growth Revenues up in Europe despite tough economy PwC predicts global GDP growth of 3% in 2014 38,000 new recruits, total workforce climbs to 184,000... ]]> 10/1/2013 12:01:00 PM dfb881f4-6269-469e-8f84-2554f832113f/Missed opportunity for private equity on ESG management http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Missed-opportunity-for-private-equity-on-ESG-management/s/dfb881f4-6269-469e-8f84-2554f832113f Missed opportunity for private equity on ESG management London, 1 Oct 2013‑‑New research from PwC has found that private equity firms are missing an opportunity to put a value on the improvements they’re making within their portfolio companies, from... ]]> 10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM e4e3e119-0fda-4173-a749-7ea99737e24e/China's Semiconductor Consumption Grows to Historic Level Despite Volatility in Global Market http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/chinas-semiconductor-consumption-grows-to-historic-level-despite-volatility-in-global-market/s/e4e3e119-0fda-4173-a749-7ea99737e24e China's Semiconductor Consumption Grows to Historic Level Despite Volatility in Global Market China now accounts for more than half of worldwide semiconductor consumption, PwC report findsChina's semiconductor consumption has grown to historic levels, and now accounts for over half of the glob ]]> 9/26/2013 12:58:00 PM fb5c71a8-208e-4e6f-a4c2-c6230797e489/Shrinking emerging market wage gap will re-shape global businesses http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Shrinking-emerging-market-wage-gap-will-re-shape-global-businesses/s/fb5c71a8-208e-4e6f-a4c2-c6230797e489 Shrinking emerging market wage gap will re-shape global businesses The wage gap between advanced economies and emerging economies, such as China, India and the Philippines will shrink significantly by 2030 according to new analysis published today by PwC. ]]> 9/26/2013 12:01:00 AM fc176c0d-5909-461b-8ccd-9ad15d57f672/PwC joins the World Economic Forum's partnering for Cyber Resilience commitment http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-joins-the-world-economic-forum-s-partnering-for-cyber-resilience-commitment/s/fc176c0d-5909-461b-8ccd-9ad15d57f672 PwC joins the World Economic Forum's partnering for Cyber Resilience commitment PwC has signed the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Partnering for Cyber Resilience (PCR) commitment. In supporting this initiative the PwC network joins other leading global organisations, across the... ]]> 9/26/2013 12:01:00 AM a03fa737-9872-4244-b02c-7e7020a84de4/Global Automotive M&A Deal Value Increased 24 Percent in the First Half of 2013 to $13.1 Billion http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/global-automotive-m-a-deal-value-increased-24-percent-in-the-first-half-of-2013-to--13.1-billion/s/a03fa737-9872-4244-b02c-7e7020a84de4 Global Automotive M&A Deal Value Increased 24 Percent in the First Half of 2013 to $13.1 Billion Investment in R&D Next Generation Technologies and Innovation Will Likely Drive Future M&A Activity Detroit, September 25, 2013 ― Global automotive industry merger and acquisition (M&A) deal value... ]]> 9/25/2013 4:58:00 PM 1443aac1-0ed6-41b2-af61-1589c30b1352/"Era of 'growth at any cost' is over" according to PwC study as people look beyond 'boom & bust' http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/-era-of--growth-at-any-cost--is-over--according-to-pwc-study-as-people-look-beyond--boom---bust-/s/1443aac1-0ed6-41b2-af61-1589c30b1352 "Era of 'growth at any cost' is over" according to PwC study as people look beyond 'boom & bust' 93% of company CEOs surveyed by PwC believe measuring their organisation's total impact, including jobs supported, environmental impact and taxes paid and borne could enable better decisions about bus ]]> 9/24/2013 10:57:00 PM 63fc53b4-0dc4-4f0f-b0a9-7ca2373dd078/PwC: Insurance M&A faces "quiet revolution" http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc--insurance-m-a-faces--quiet-revolution-/s/63fc53b4-0dc4-4f0f-b0a9-7ca2373dd078 PwC: Insurance M&A faces "quiet revolution" Smarter pricing could reduce insurers' combined ratios by 2-3%Latin America represents the last major untapped growth opportunity in life insurance sectorA new report from PwC has revealed the recover ]]> 9/18/2013 11:01:00 PM 5fadb439-2ac6-4518-971e-4b63d7283f62/Next-generation Technology to Dramatically Transform Mobile Systems' Capabilities http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/next-generation-technology-to-dramatically-transform-mobile-systems-capabilities/s/5fadb439-2ac6-4518-971e-4b63d7283f62 Next-generation Technology to Dramatically Transform Mobile Systems' Capabilities The next generation of mobile innovation will focus on capturing and modeling consumers' contextual situations, according to a new forecast from PwC. Drawing from users' three main environments—physi ]]> 9/16/2013 1:33:00 PM cb755e4a-f95a-4d6b-ad62-1277c6b748ec/PwC / CDP 2013: Path to low carbon business "likely to be littered with awkward compromises and trade offs" on growth, environment and communities http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-cdp-2013-path-to-low-carbon-business-likely-to-be-littered-with-awkward-compromises-and-trad/s/cb755e4a-f95a-4d6b-ad62-1277c6b748ec PwC / CDP 2013: Path to low carbon business "likely to be littered with awkward compromises and trade offs" on growth, environment and communities PwC comment on CDP Global 500 Climate Change report 2013PwC's Jonathan Grant, director, PwC sustainability and climate change and a specialist in climate policy and carbon emissions, comments on the r ]]> 9/12/2013 4:08:00 AM e9fdf11c-bc86-4f25-b853-49021baf9957/Automotive Companies Respond to SEC Conflict Minerals Rule as First Deadline Approaches http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Automotive-Companies-Respond-to-SEC-Conflict-Minerals-Rule-as-First-Deadline-Approaches/s/e9fdf11c-bc86-4f25-b853-49021baf9957 Automotive Companies Respond to SEC Conflict Minerals Rule as First Deadline Approaches Automotive manufacturers and suppliers are facing near-term compliance deadlines as conflict minerals reporting requirements put into law Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act. The rule requires... ]]> 9/10/2013 4:13:00 PM aba33042-4d01-4b15-8966-16adda9efc50/Top Innovators Expect US$250 Billion, Five-Year Revenue Boost http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/top-innovators-expect-us-250-billion--five-year-revenue-boost/s/aba33042-4d01-4b15-8966-16adda9efc50 Top Innovators Expect US$250 Billion, Five-Year Revenue Boost Dalian, China – September 11 2013 – The world's most innovative companies expect to grow by more than 60% over the next five years, adding a total of more than US$250 billion in new revenues as a... ]]> 9/10/2013 2:05:00 PM ed34c807-97c1-404a-8b17-df4232fff548/Miners switch M&A roles & decrease traditional takeovers so far in 2013 http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/miners-switch-ma-roles-decrease-traditional-takeovers-so-far-in-2013/s/ed34c807-97c1-404a-8b17-df4232fff548 Miners switch M&A roles & decrease traditional takeovers so far in 2013 A loss of confidence due to write-downs, market uncertainty, and falling commodity and equity prices across the mining sector dampened M&A activity in the first half of 2013 with deal volume... ]]> 9/4/2013 11:59:00 PM 45c76d08-03dd-4313-861f-d861304a2c70/Sharp rise predicted in global assignments as organisations try to plug skills gap http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Sharp-rise-predicted-in-global-assignments-as-organisations-try-to-plug-skills-gap/s/45c76d08-03dd-4313-861f-d861304a2c70 Sharp rise predicted in global assignments as organisations try to plug skills gap PwC research predicts the number of workers taking on global assignments is set to increase by 50% in the next decade as companies re-think where their talent needs to be based to fulfil their... ]]> 8/27/2013 4:35:00 PM eac00c56-db9f-4b4e-9fc3-547eb738edec/Organisations' failure to prepare for SEPA may cause severe cashflow problems for all http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/organisations-failure-to-prepare-for-sepa-may-cause-severe-cashflow-problems-for-all/s/eac00c56-db9f-4b4e-9fc3-547eb738edec Organisations' failure to prepare for SEPA may cause severe cashflow problems for all One in three companies is still at risk of not being ready for the upcoming SEPA deadline, according to a new PwC report. The findings, published in a survey of 150 companies about their state of... ]]> 8/13/2013 8:03:00 PM bfb555fa-dfce-450d-810f-ffd7fe800c50/PwC, MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation release risk report http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc--mit-forum-for-supply-chain-innovation-release-risk-report/s/bfb555fa-dfce-450d-810f-ffd7fe800c50 PwC, MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation release risk report The MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation has released a report in collaboration with PwC titled, “Making the right risk decisions to strengthen operations performance,” based on the... ]]> 8/8/2013 8:26:00 PM 833ead6a-551d-47ad-897b-922d2a3d0676/PwC boosts its consulting capability in South East Asia http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/PwC-boosts-its-consulting-capability-in-South-East-Asia/s/833ead6a-551d-47ad-897b-922d2a3d0676 PwC boosts its consulting capability in South East Asia PwC is growing its consulting capability in South East Asia with the formation of a new joint venture between PwC Consulting practices in South East Asia, New Zealand, Australia and the United... ]]> 8/1/2013 4:17:00 PM b611fa26-6907-4ea7-93f9-81ff56685e06/PwC's Autofacts Forecasts Global Light Vehicle Assembly to Reach 81 Million Units in 2013 http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwcs-autofacts-forecasts-global-light-vehicle-assembly-to-reach-81-million-units-in-2013/s/b611fa26-6907-4ea7-93f9-81ff56685e06 PwC's Autofacts Forecasts Global Light Vehicle Assembly to Reach 81 Million Units in 2013 Research and development continues to drive innovation as the industry prepares for longer-term growth forecast to reach 101 million units by 2017 DETROIT, 22 July 2013 – Global light... ]]> 7/24/2013 7:38:00 PM db5829d6-73da-42f2-9609-8d5d36c23caf/Deal flow between India and Europe positioned to grow http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/deal-flow-between-india-and-europe-positioned-to-grow/s/db5829d6-73da-42f2-9609-8d5d36c23caf Deal flow between India and Europe positioned to grow A potential surge in M&A deals between India and Europe is on the cards, according to a PwC report. It concludes that India remains at the top of investors’ lists of target markets, and... ]]> 7/16/2013 11:01:00 PM 71daafc0-4848-41ac-8c7a-a4e155ed1c73/Wave of New Regulation Tops Insurance Sector Risks http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/wave-of-new-regulation-tops-insurance-sector-risks/s/71daafc0-4848-41ac-8c7a-a4e155ed1c73 Wave of New Regulation Tops Insurance Sector Risks ‘Banana Skins’ poll pinpoints key concerns for insurers The greatest risk currently facing the insurance industry comes from the wave of new regulations which are being introduced at... ]]> 7/16/2013 1:33:00 AM a8bd42d0-a133-4cdf-a79f-fc6b024c0d55/Businesses are sitting on a potential €3.7 trillion of free cash http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/businesses-are-sitting-on-a-potential-3.7-trillion-of-free-cash/s/a8bd42d0-a133-4cdf-a79f-fc6b024c0d55 Businesses are sitting on a potential €3.7 trillion of free cash PwC’s latest analysis has found that working capital levels have increased by almost 2% globally year on year and that if companies took action to handle their working capital more... ]]> 7/16/2013 1:33:00 AM 9a116d36-8e38-4b6a-8911-c06ceb42fb4c/PwC launches revolutionary online pensions analysis platform http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/PwC-launches-revolutionary-online-pensions-analysis-platform/s/9a116d36-8e38-4b6a-8911-c06ceb42fb4c PwC launches revolutionary online pensions analysis platform Introducing Skyval - PwC launches revolutionary online pensions analysis platform PwC has launched Skyval, a new pensions risk analytics tool that allows companies and trustees to manage, monitor... ]]> 7/15/2013 4:52:00 PM 918ccaab-2d82-4889-bc41-9905b3a4b9ec/Innovation a top priority for business http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/innovation-a-top-priority-for-business/s/918ccaab-2d82-4889-bc41-9905b3a4b9ec Innovation a top priority for business Chief executives around the world are ramping up their efforts to innovate and find new ways to do business, in a move to stimulate growth in a challenging global business environment. A PwC Pulse... ]]> 7/2/2013 11:00:00 PM c639481c-cd89-434e-9c54-adc257d4b8d6/Relentless desire for IPOs as pipeline of listings continues to build http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/relentless-desire-for-ipos-as-pipeline-of-listings-continues-to-build/s/c639481c-cd89-434e-9c54-adc257d4b8d6 Relentless desire for IPOs as pipeline of listings continues to build Hong Kong expected to be Top 3 global listing market in 2013 HONG KONG, 2 July 2013 – Hong Kong’s IPO market experienced a revival in the first half of 2013, with a notable increase in... ]]> 7/2/2013 8:32:00 PM 25e05a1a-1606-4a21-afbb-b17b781b7e6e/PwC Names Robert Swaak Vice Chairman; Global Clients & Markets http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-names-robert-swaak-vice-chairman-global-clients-markets/s/25e05a1a-1606-4a21-afbb-b17b781b7e6e PwC Names Robert Swaak Vice Chairman; Global Clients & Markets London – 3 ‑ July 2013 – PwC announced today that Robert Swaak has been named Vice Chairman; Global Clients and Markets. In this role he will be responsible for coordinating the PwC... ]]> 7/2/2013 8:12:00 PM e11681c8-f02e-49d2-9b5d-23a36bd788c2/PwC names Richard Sexton new Vice Chairman; Global Assurance http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-names-richard-sexton-new-vice-chairman-global-assurance/s/e11681c8-f02e-49d2-9b5d-23a36bd788c2 PwC names Richard Sexton new Vice Chairman; Global Assurance London – 3 July 2013 – PwC announced today that Richard Sexton has been named Vice Chairman; Global Assurance. In this role he will lead the PwC Network's Assurance practices... ]]> 7/2/2013 8:10:00 PM 10ccd827-eeaa-444a-aafd-ee47ca8c0486/PwC Announces New Global Leadership Appointments http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/PwC-announces-new-global-leadership-appointments/s/10ccd827-eeaa-444a-aafd-ee47ca8c0486 PwC Announces New Global Leadership Appointments London - 3 July 2013 – PwC today announced the appointment of four new global leaders: Richard Sexton – Vice Chairman; Global Assurance Robert Swaak – Vice Chairman; Global Clients ]]> 7/2/2013 8:06:00 PM 4e2a7f40-cd87-44e0-8c43-8e6baa6d75fd/PwC's Joseph Roussel Co-Authors New Book on Managing Supply Chains for Strategic Advantage http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwcs-joseph-roussel-co-authors-new-book-on-managing-supply-chains-for-strategic-advantage/s/4e2a7f40-cd87-44e0-8c43-8e6baa6d75fd PwC's Joseph Roussel Co-Authors New Book on Managing Supply Chains for Strategic Advantage “Strategic Supply Chain Management: The Five Disciplines for Top Performance, Second Edition” provides key insights into using the supply chain to drive business success PwC today... ]]> 6/25/2013 8:59:00 PM 3b48f5af-4550-47fd-806f-d90e081bedf0/Market capital global Top 100: US companies emerge as clear winners post-financial crisis http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/market-capital-global-top-100-us-companies-emerge-as-clear-winners-post-financial-crisis/s/3b48f5af-4550-47fd-806f-d90e081bedf0 Market capital global Top 100: US companies emerge as clear winners post-financial crisis The most valuable publicly listed companies are from the technology, consumer services or the health care sectors- and they are mostly US companies. After the financial crisis, there are now 43 US... ]]> 6/13/2013 4:23:00 PM 0f47027c-b843-404e-8233-1b74bb7f016d/Flat revenues, falling profits and plunging share prices -- global mining industry faces a confidence crisis http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/flat-revenues-falling-profits-and-plunging-share-prices--global-mining-industry-faces-a-confidenc/s/0f47027c-b843-404e-8233-1b74bb7f016d Flat revenues, falling profits and plunging share prices -- global mining industry faces a confidence crisis • Mining revenues level at $731 billion; net profits down 49% to $68 billion• Market values down, gold miners hit especially hard• New CEOs at five of the top 10 companies• Forecast capex of $110 bil ]]> 6/4/2013 11:02:00 PM 11618ca2-cff8-404f-aeef-36e318e6eb7d/Future of Government: PwC report challenges public leaders to act differently in order to gain public trust in a more collaborative style of government http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/future-of-government-pwc-report-challenges-public-leaders-to-act-differently-in-order-to-gain-publi/s/11618ca2-cff8-404f-aeef-36e318e6eb7d Future of Government: PwC report challenges public leaders to act differently in order to gain public trust in a more collaborative style of government Public sector organisations around the world face a stark challenge: adjust to the reality of 'doing more for less' – or even 'doing less for less' – whilst focusing on what society needs and wants, a ]]> 6/4/2013 11:01:00 PM 83dba6af-3daa-446c-9d8c-e675c9aef929/Entertainment and Media Businesses Raise Agility and Insight http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Entertainment-and-Media-Businesses-Raise-Agility-and-Insight/s/83dba6af-3daa-446c-9d8c-e675c9aef929 Entertainment and Media Businesses Raise Agility and Insight Eight high-growth markets drive overall spending; but mature markets remain instrumental in the global shift towards digital consumption of entertainment and media (E&M) servicesConsumers' access to E ]]> 6/4/2013 11:01:00 PM 40f4ac84-2c89-4e5f-a03f-9a9eb52bef22/Co-creation is Driving Innovation, Collaboration and Customers into Dealerships http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/co-creation-is-driving-innovation-collaboration-and-customers-into-dealerships/s/40f4ac84-2c89-4e5f-a03f-9a9eb52bef22 Co-creation is Driving Innovation, Collaboration and Customers into Dealerships DETROIT, 22 May 2013 ― Technology has put co-creation in the fast lane and automotive companies that leverage social mediums and data to engage stakeholders will likely have a competitive advantage, a ]]> 5/22/2013 8:40:00 PM 85939adf-c129-4052-a867-2c7d1656e8ca/Businesses urged to tackle disaster risk reduction in new UN / PwC led initiative http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/businesses-urged-to-tackle-disaster-risk-reduction-in-new-un-pwc-led-initiative-/s/85939adf-c129-4052-a867-2c7d1656e8ca Businesses urged to tackle disaster risk reduction in new UN / PwC led initiative A new report by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and PwC warns that large multinationals' dependencies on international supply chains, infrastructure and markets poses a s ]]> 5/20/2013 12:07:00 AM 4132d3fb-3594-48f1-9c71-e4f76a0fc6be/Cloud, Software-as-a-Service and Mobile Trends Redefine the Software Industry http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/cloud-software-as-a-service-and-mobile-trends-redefine-the-software-industry/s/4132d3fb-3594-48f1-9c71-e4f76a0fc6be Cloud, Software-as-a-Service and Mobile Trends Redefine the Software Industry Evolutionary changes in cloud, software-as-a-service (SaaS), IT consumerisation and mobile are fundamentally reshaping how software companies do business, the PwC Global 100 Software Leaders market re ]]> 5/15/2013 11:07:00 PM 46358929-f0e4-4abe-a45f-621019abe302/Momentum growing for better public accounting http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Momentum-growing-for-better-public-accounting/s/46358929-f0e4-4abe-a45f-621019abe302 Momentum growing for better public accounting Governments around the world are increasingly taking steps to improve their accounting and achieve greater transparency – amidst growing recognition that the accounting framework traditionally used by ]]> 5/13/2013 11:03:00 PM 8879011b-6ebb-469f-b588-51d168119c3a/PwC, Microsoft in Strategic Alliance http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-microsoft-in-strategic-alliance-/s/8879011b-6ebb-469f-b588-51d168119c3a PwC, Microsoft in Strategic Alliance PwC and Microsoft Corp. have formed a strategic alliance to help companies engaged in enterprise transformation projects using Microsoft Business Solutions technology. With this agreement, PwC becomes ]]> 5/7/2013 4:19:00 PM 2640322b-8cd0-43bd-a72b-dfc09aad2765/About PwC http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/PwC-Community-Activities/s/2640322b-8cd0-43bd-a72b-dfc09aad2765 About PwC PwC Community Activities ]]> 5/3/2013 10:15:00 AM 3ec8c56b-acef-4bcc-866e-36fb03ee474b/Skills Gap Is Hindering Growth For Businesses – PwC Report http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/skills-gap-is-hindering-growth-for-businesses-pwc-report/s/3ec8c56b-acef-4bcc-866e-36fb03ee474b Skills Gap Is Hindering Growth For Businesses – PwC Report Business leaders are calling for government to prioritise initiatives that help foster a skilled workforce, as more than half of CEOs around the world (58%) say a lack of key skills is hampering their ]]> 5/2/2013 3:40:00 PM 49c48a90-2992-4d1e-90c7-e8224bb28301/PwC Response to the European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) vote on audit proposals http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-response-to-the-european-parliaments-legal-affairs-committee-juri-vote-on-audit-proposals/s/49c48a90-2992-4d1e-90c7-e8224bb28301 PwC Response to the European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) vote on audit proposals Many of the changes proposed by the European Parliament's Legal Affairs committee are sensible and will improve the effectiveness of the draft legislation and enhance its impact on audit quality. How ]]> 4/30/2013 5:09:00 PM 014ef291-a7a0-4a5d-8834-787e2bb37df9/Cloud Services Demand Grows for Telecommunications Sector, PwC Research Finds http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/cloud-services-demand-grows-for-telecommunications-sector-pwc-research-finds/s/014ef291-a7a0-4a5d-8834-787e2bb37df9 Cloud Services Demand Grows for Telecommunications Sector, PwC Research Finds Reduced spending on IT, increased competition and an overall struggle to find growth in traditional revenue lines are leading telecommunications operators to increase investment in the cloud services ]]> 4/24/2013 3:55:00 AM 376ce2a9-1769-46f2-a228-8b97d252f660/Millennial Workers Want Greater Flexibility, Work/Life Balance, Global Opportunities http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/NextGen-global-generational-study/s/376ce2a9-1769-46f2-a228-8b97d252f660 Millennial Workers Want Greater Flexibility, Work/Life Balance, Global Opportunities The Millennial generation, those born between 1980 and 1995, seek more workplace flexibility, better balance between their work and home life, and opportunity for overseas assignments as keys to great ]]> 4/18/2013 8:02:00 PM 242739e1-7a4c-438f-b93d-e57f47e3733b/Rallying Call Issued to Global Businesses to Join the Growing Ranks of Companies Backing Enhanced Reporting Drive http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Rallying-Call-Issued-to-Global-Businesses-to-Join-the-Growing-Ranks-of-Companies-Backing-Enhanced-Re/s/242739e1-7a4c-438f-b93d-e57f47e3733b Rallying Call Issued to Global Businesses to Join the Growing Ranks of Companies Backing Enhanced Reporting Drive The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), a global coalition of investors, companies, regulators, standard setters and the accounting profession, has opened a 90-day consultation on a fra ]]> 4/16/2013 4:52:00 PM 5831d214-9e20-478c-b719-45d6eaf345ca/Financial services talent models are unsustainable in new business climate http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Financial-services-talent-models-are-unsustainable-in-new-business-climate/s/5831d214-9e20-478c-b719-45d6eaf345ca Financial services talent models are unsustainable in new business climate Research from PwC has found that FS CEOs view talent shortages as the biggest threat to growth. The report, Seizing back the people agenda, also suggests that current models for people management ]]> 4/15/2013 11:29:00 PM 8df1d87c-aa1d-4b17-a680-9327420e6b15/Leading in the disrupted decade – which leaders do CEOs admire most? http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/leading-in-the-disrupted-decade-which-leaders-do-ceos-admire-most/s/8df1d87c-aa1d-4b17-a680-9327420e6b15 Leading in the disrupted decade – which leaders do CEOs admire most? What makes a leader? Do leaders have common traits, or are these defined by the challenges and circumstance of the times? What does it take to lead a business in the context of a changing economic ]]> 4/15/2013 2:41:00 PM f4a0bfa2-9917-4c09-b343-c0d4e16b1cc7/Down, But Not Out. Global Mining Deals: 2012 Review, 2013 Outlook http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/down-but-not-out.-global-mining-deals-2012-review-2013-outlook/s/f4a0bfa2-9917-4c09-b343-c0d4e16b1cc7 Down, But Not Out. Global Mining Deals: 2012 Review, 2013 Outlook After a slow and cautious 2012, mining M&A activity is expected to continue at a moderate and equally cautious pace in 2013 as metal prices stabilise and companies bet on a continued rise in commodity ]]> 3/26/2013 9:00:00 AM cd4998ce-48ae-4d20-a71b-da80deb03be1/China remains top destination for foreign investment: PwC survey http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/china-remains-top-destination-for-foreign-investment-pwc-survey/s/cd4998ce-48ae-4d20-a71b-da80deb03be1 China remains top destination for foreign investment: PwC survey CEOs have rated China as the world's top destination for foreign investment, according to a global survey by PwC and the China Development Research Foundation. According to the survey report, ]]> 3/23/2013 10:02:00 AM 102f0238-947e-449e-9a8d-988034d18c54/Office Images New York http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Office-Images-New-York/s/102f0238-947e-449e-9a8d-988034d18c54 Office Images New York Office Images New York ]]> 3/12/2013 4:34:00 PM 7d02df9c-6714-48e3-9d49-927bc3a94165/Mega metal deals grind down in 2013 as bite size deals take off, says PwC http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/mega-metal-deals-grind-down-in-2013-as-bite-size-deals-take-off-says-pwc/s/7d02df9c-6714-48e3-9d49-927bc3a94165 Mega metal deals grind down in 2013 as bite size deals take off, says PwC All eyes in the metal industry will be on the lookout for a silver lining in the uncertain economic horizon this year as a PwC report out today predicts. ]]> 3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM b8346aea-985d-4798-9ffd-cd3dc037e463/Long-term Cost Savings and Infrastructure Essential to Electric Vehicle Growth http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Long-term-Cost-Savings-and-Infrastructure-Essential-to-Electric-Vehicle-Growth/s/b8346aea-985d-4798-9ffd-cd3dc037e463 Long-term Cost Savings and Infrastructure Essential to Electric Vehicle Growth Long-term Cost Savings and Infrastructure Essential to Electric Vehicle GrowthGlobal Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Market Share Projected to Reach 6.3 Percent by 2020, PwC's Autofacts Forecasts Detroit, ]]> 3/6/2013 7:06:00 PM 0925d626-ad5d-48a9-92e0-0a660f988db4/2013 International Women's Day: PwC highlights what can be done to help young women reach leadership positions http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/2013-international-womens-day-pwc-highlights-what-can-be-done-to-help-young-women-reach-leadership/s/0925d626-ad5d-48a9-92e0-0a660f988db4 2013 International Women's Day: PwC highlights what can be done to help young women reach leadership positions London, 5 March 2013 – To mark International Women's Day on Friday 8th March 2013,PwC has supported a book about developing talented junior women for future leadership roles. The findings will be disc ]]> 3/5/2013 11:00:00 AM 78909b8b-8d67-4a02-8e1b-e88eb3e09085/European business leaders focus on building resilience, growing their customer base and improving operational effectiveness in the face of continuing economic uncertainty http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/european-business-leaders-focus-on-building-resilience-growing-their-customer-base-and-improving-op/s/78909b8b-8d67-4a02-8e1b-e88eb3e09085 European business leaders focus on building resilience, growing their customer base and improving operational effectiveness in the face of continuing economic uncertainty Against the background of an uncertain and volatile global economy, European business leaders' confidence remains constrained by concerns over short term growth prospects. Only 27% of European CEOs ]]> 2/28/2013 8:53:00 PM ed798fc7-1639-4973-893f-fe382fe4f847/Body Suppliers Ranked Top Performers as a Result of Widespread Automotive Restructuring in North America, According to PwC North American Automotive Supplier Supply Chain Performance Study http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Body-Suppliers-Ranked-Top-Performers-as-a-Result-of-Widespread-Automotive-Restructuring-in-N.A./s/ed798fc7-1639-4973-893f-fe382fe4f847 Body Suppliers Ranked Top Performers as a Result of Widespread Automotive Restructuring in North America, According to PwC North American Automotive Supplier Supply Chain Performance Study FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Body Suppliers Ranked Top Performers as a Result of Widespread Automotive Restructuring in North America, According to PwC North American Automotive Supplier Supply Chain Perfor ]]> 2/28/2013 7:06:00 PM 12dcc0ac-9063-4354-9313-b951b2bd8dcf/China's Semiconductor Performance Far Exceeds Worldwide Market http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/chinas-semiconductor-performance-far-exceeds-worldwide-market/s/12dcc0ac-9063-4354-9313-b951b2bd8dcf China's Semiconductor Performance Far Exceeds Worldwide Market PwC Report Finds China Consumption Market Now Comprises 47 Percent of Global Market Mainland China's ("China") semiconductor consumption market and industry growth accounts for more than 10 ]]> 2/26/2013 2:00:00 PM 2993fe82-9a44-4a39-8acc-6f54b085e2ac/Government and the Global CEO: Report Calls for a New Contract between Business and the State http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/government-and-the-global-ceo-report-calls-for-a-new-contract-between-business-and-the-state/s/2993fe82-9a44-4a39-8acc-6f54b085e2ac Government and the Global CEO: Report Calls for a New Contract between Business and the State The PwC Annual Global CEO Survey starkly highlights that business in every region of the world has now faced several years of disruption marked by sustained uncertainty that has required them to becom ]]> 2/21/2013 12:00:00 AM 1d76ce0b-4776-4171-9835-c96c16e945ee/PwC's Digital IQ Survey Finds Companies with Strong Collaboration Between the C-suite and CIO are Four Times as likely to be Top Performers http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwcs-digital-iq-survey-finds-companies-with-strong-collaboration-between-the-c-suite-and-cio-/s/1d76ce0b-4776-4171-9835-c96c16e945ee PwC's Digital IQ Survey Finds Companies with Strong Collaboration Between the C-suite and CIO are Four Times as likely to be Top Performers NEW YORK, February 12, 2013 – The fifth annual Digital IQ survey released today by PwC US finds that companies with strong, collaborative relationships between the CIO and other C-suite executives are ]]> 2/12/2013 2:52:00 PM ad44e34b-ef1f-4e10-830c-008ce3ae6792/Shifts in Software Market Model Reveal Potential for Revenue Increase http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Shifts-in-Software-Market-Model-Reveal-Potential-for-Revenue-Increase/s/ad44e34b-ef1f-4e10-830c-008ce3ae6792 Shifts in Software Market Model Reveal Potential for Revenue Increase SAN JOSE, CA 12 February, 2013 – PwC has released the second of a series of reports evaluating the impact on pricing of the shift in the enterprise software sales model from license to services. The r ]]> 2/12/2013 1:58:00 PM 280aff76-9db7-4e0e-ac7b-a4f2932fa2fe/PwC Oversees Accuracy of the Oscars® Balloting Process for 79 Years Running http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-oversees-accuracy-of-the-oscars-balloting-process-for-79-years-running/s/280aff76-9db7-4e0e-ac7b-a4f2932fa2fe PwC Oversees Accuracy of the Oscars® Balloting Process for 79 Years Running PwC Oversees Accuracy of the Oscars® Balloting Process for 79 Years RunningFinal Ballots Due to PwC on Tuesday, February 19, 2013BEVERLY HILLS, February 8, 2013 – This year, PwC celebrates its 79th... ]]> 2/8/2013 4:02:00 PM bc048783-2335-4802-82b1-7fd1a0c94d2d/Companies Underestimate Effort and Impact of SEPA Deadline http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Companies-Underestimate-Effort-and-Impact-of-SEPA-Deadline/s/bc048783-2335-4802-82b1-7fd1a0c94d2d Companies Underestimate Effort and Impact of SEPA Deadline Companies in Europe underestimate the scope and effort of complying with the new Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) requirements by 1 February 2014. Responses to a recent PwC survey suggest that 55% of ]]> 1/30/2013 6:51:00 PM be821752-0e87-43d5-bc25-99db16a3011b/Institutional M&A Investment Share Doubles in Power and Renewable Sector http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/institutional-ma-investment-share-doubles-in-power-and-renewable-sector/s/be821752-0e87-43d5-bc25-99db16a3011b Institutional M&A Investment Share Doubles in Power and Renewable Sector Andrew McCrosson, partner, UK power and utilities, PwC, said: "In Europe, network deals have been a particular focus for institutional investors. They have continued to attract high premiums and will ]]> 1/28/2013 11:56:00 PM aff91464-2634-4122-aea1-05ac4877daac/PwC launches 16th Global CEO Survey results in Davos, Switzerland http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-launches-16th-global-ceo-survey-results-in-davos-switzerland-/s/aff91464-2634-4122-aea1-05ac4877daac PwC launches 16th Global CEO Survey results in Davos, Switzerland Dennis Nally, Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers International, presented some of the key findings of PwC's annual survey of business leaders from around the world at a press briefing in Davos, Switze ]]> 1/23/2013 11:18:00 AM 66e82f76-f4df-4354-9228-d0e941595053/CEO confidence in growth down http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/CEO-confidence-in-growth-down/s/66e82f76-f4df-4354-9228-d0e941595053 CEO confidence in growth down DAVOS, SWITZERLAND – 22 January 2013 – Only 36% of CEOs worldwide are 'very confident' of their company's growth prospects in the next 12 months, according to PwC's 16th Annual Global CEO Survey. Th ]]> 1/22/2013 5:29:00 PM 39ea10f8-b94c-4c56-bd6f-b5762472ebd5/Findings of PwC Global CEO Survey to be revealed at Press Briefing in Davos - PwC to Webcast the Event, Live at 6.30pm CET on Tuesday 22 January http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Findings-of-PwC-Global-CEO-Survey-to-be-revealed-at-Press-Briefing-in-Davos/s/39ea10f8-b94c-4c56-bd6f-b5762472ebd5 Findings of PwC Global CEO Survey to be revealed at Press Briefing in Davos - PwC to Webcast the Event, Live at 6.30pm CET on Tuesday 22 January Dennis Nally, Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers International, is to present some of the key findings of PwC's annual survey of business leaders from around the world at a press briefing in Davos, ]]> 1/21/2013 8:02:00 AM 2b176aed-97c3-441b-855c-8e73eef5e401/PwC's Autofacts Forecast 2013 Global Automotive Light Vehicle Assembly to Exceed 83 Million Units and Top 107 Million by 2019 http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwcs-autofacts-forecast-2013-global-automotive-light-vehicle-assembly-to-exceed-83-million-units-an/s/2b176aed-97c3-441b-855c-8e73eef5e401 PwC's Autofacts Forecast 2013 Global Automotive Light Vehicle Assembly to Exceed 83 Million Units and Top 107 Million by 2019 PwC's automotive analyst group, Autofacts, today announced that it expects 2013 global light vehicle assembly will exceed 83 million units, an increase of 5.1 percent from 2012's total. ]]> 1/21/2013 12:00:00 AM 3ef298f4-6a37-4f41-9f03-3dc51be381aa/Global economic centre of gravity shifts, but even emerging economies face growth challenges, says PwC report http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/global-economic-centre-of-gravity-shifts-but-even-emerging-economies-face-growth-challenges-says-p/s/3ef298f4-6a37-4f41-9f03-3dc51be381aa Global economic centre of gravity shifts, but even emerging economies face growth challenges, says PwC report The global financial crisis has accelerated the shift of the economic centre of gravity, with China, the US and India set to be the three major economies by 2050; but the emerging economies do face ma ]]> 1/16/2013 7:46:00 PM 16c6741e-b517-4662-af8f-b63d2822291e/PwC's Autofacts Estimates European Automotive Market Sales Declined 15.4 Percent in December, 7.8% vs. Prior Year-End http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwcs-autofacts-estimates-european-automotive-market-sales-declined-15.4-percent-in-december-7.8-v/s/16c6741e-b517-4662-af8f-b63d2822291e PwC's Autofacts Estimates European Automotive Market Sales Declined 15.4 Percent in December, 7.8% vs. Prior Year-End MILAN, 16 January, 2013 ― European Union and European Free Trade Association (EU+EFTA) new car registrations declined 15.4 percent to 843 thousand units in December, according to estimates from PwC's ]]> 1/16/2013 3:48:00 PM e5e9b82a-ff5d-4ed3-bcda-2f89591e9972/Volkswagen AG, BMW AG, Continental AG, Plastic Omnium, and Lithia Motors, Inc. 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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 ]]> 1/16/2013 12:00:00 AM b7197e73-236c-4514-a1c0-4b453e03de34/PwC Euro Hotel Forecast Anticipates Slower Growth in 2013 http://press.pwc.com/News-releases/PwC-Euro-Hotel-Forecast-Anticipates-Slower-Growth-in-2013/s/b7197e73-236c-4514-a1c0-4b453e03de34 PwC Euro Hotel Forecast Anticipates Slower Growth in 2013 PwC's annual European Cities Hotel Forecast 2013 expects revenue per available room (RevPAR) growth to slow in 2013 due largely to the prolonged economic downturn. 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