PwC press room > 2015 News releases > News releases https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/2015-News-releases 5e206600-cb17-41b7-910d-545e7dcbfead/UBS/PwC Billionaire report reveals female billionaires outpace males https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/ubs-pwc-billionaire-report-reveals-female-billionaires-outpace-males/s/5e206600-cb17-41b7-910d-545e7dcbfead UBS/PwC Billionaire report reveals female billionaires outpace males Analysis shows fleeting nature of wealth with only 44% of billionaires from 1995 still billionaires todayKey Findings:The female billionaire population grew faster than their male billionaire... ]]> 12/15/2015 2:50:00 PM 14e637c5-b3ba-4c83-9503-eb64bd7ca141/Will consumers behave like Santa or Scrooge this Christmas? https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/will-consumers-behave-like-santa-or-scrooge-this-christmas-/s/14e637c5-b3ba-4c83-9503-eb64bd7ca141 Will consumers behave like Santa or Scrooge this Christmas? PwC economists analyse consumer spending trendsRecent trends in consumer spending indicate that year-on-year growth in most Western economies is in the 2-4% range in real terms, signalling good... ]]> 12/14/2015 11:57:00 PM 5b47ea6c-9294-4ccb-9786-0977d3565732/Almost 50% of hedge fund firms plan to launch a new hedge fund by the end of 2016 https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/almost-50--of-hedge-fund-firms-plan-to-launch-a-new-hedge-fund-by-the-end-of-2016/s/5b47ea6c-9294-4ccb-9786-0977d3565732 Almost 50% of hedge fund firms plan to launch a new hedge fund by the end of 2016 The hedge fund industry expanding, distribution disrupted, spotlight on alternatives, shows joint PwC/AIMA surveyLondon - 14 December 2015: Around half of hedge fund firms intend to launch a new... ]]> 12/14/2015 6:04:00 PM 024b4a6f-d4ed-45c5-96dd-3821273fc86e/More companies are appointing a Chief Digital Officer to join their C-suite – but are they doing it quickly enough? https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/more-companies-are-appointing-a-chief-digital-officer-to-join-their-c-suite---but-are-they-doing-it-/s/024b4a6f-d4ed-45c5-96dd-3821273fc86e More companies are appointing a Chief Digital Officer to join their C-suite – but are they doing it quickly enough? 14 December, 2015 –Only 6 percent of the world’s top 1500 companies have appointed a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) to oversee the digital transformation of their business, but their ranks are... ]]> 12/14/2015 5:52:00 PM 81f40f78-3c8e-4e59-b1db-40693f53ff7d/Global Banking System at Risk from Failure of Economic Recovery https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/global-banking-system-at-risk-from-failure-of-economic-recovery/s/81f40f78-3c8e-4e59-b1db-40693f53ff7d Global Banking System at Risk from Failure of Economic Recovery ‘Banana Skins’ poll identifies top threats to banksConcern about possible failure of the global economic recovery and the damage this would do to a still fragile banking system is growing, reveal... ]]> 12/7/2015 11:59:00 PM 06ee138f-5dca-4592-a468-4d22c4f7a395/Once in a lifetime opportunity for Africa to solve food security crisis https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity-for-africa-to-solve-food-security-crisis/s/06ee138f-5dca-4592-a468-4d22c4f7a395 Once in a lifetime opportunity for Africa to solve food security crisis Food security in Africa is set to become a major investment theme, says a new report published by PwC today, as rapid industrialisation and urbanisation across many emerging economies places... ]]> 11/30/2015 9:30:00 PM 8f90f8e1-071b-4499-9e6f-3d0323e67eb0/Public finance reform inevitable for some oil exporting economies https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/public-finance-reform-inevitable-for-some-oil-exporting-economies/s/8f90f8e1-071b-4499-9e6f-3d0323e67eb0 Public finance reform inevitable for some oil exporting economies Oil prices are expected to remain lower, for longer.According to PwC economists, this bears some resemblance to the decade-long oil price drop recorded from the mid-1980s onwards. One key... ]]> 11/20/2015 3:34:00 PM 3c51c241-8637-4684-99d9-8ab69eee4eda/Ten years of global reductions in tax compliance burden for companies, increasingly driven by electronic reforms https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/ten-years-of-global-reductions-in-tax-compliance-burden-for-companies--increasingly-driven-by-electr/s/3c51c241-8637-4684-99d9-8ab69eee4eda Ten years of global reductions in tax compliance burden for companies, increasingly driven by electronic reforms WARSAW, 19 November 2015 – Electronic tax filing and payments were the most common tax reforms undertaken by countries worldwide during the past year, according to the latest edition of the Paying... ]]> 11/19/2015 7:06:00 AM 99fc4587-afc6-4dc6-993e-50e09e19a076/Tax transparency and reform leave nowhere to hide for tax functions of the future on data demands https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/tax-transparency-and-reform-leave-nowhere-to-hide-for-tax-functions-of-the-future-on-data-demands/s/99fc4587-afc6-4dc6-993e-50e09e19a076 Tax transparency and reform leave nowhere to hide for tax functions of the future on data demands Employees in tax functions need to fundamentally change the way they use and gather data if they are to meet the growing demands on business of tax transparency, reform and technology enabled... ]]> 11/17/2015 9:02:00 AM 81de3f5a-cf96-44ad-87e8-8fd2bbbf67f7/Toronto, Vancouver and Singapore come out tops in PwC’s Building Better Cities survey https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/toronto--vancouver-and-singapore-come-out-tops-in-pwc-s-building-better-cities-survey/s/81de3f5a-cf96-44ad-87e8-8fd2bbbf67f7 Toronto, Vancouver and Singapore come out tops in PwC’s Building Better Cities survey In conjunction with the APEC 2015 CEO Summit, 28 cities across APEC were studied and ranked according to 39 indicators that measured liveability, sustainability and competitivenessMANILA, The... ]]> 11/17/2015 4:06:00 AM 645e1fbb-d020-4002-8816-d307f19e201f/Confidence among Asia Pacific CEOs at lowest level since 2012 https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/confidence-among-asia-pacific-ceos-at-lowest-level-since-2012/s/645e1fbb-d020-4002-8816-d307f19e201f Confidence among Asia Pacific CEOs at lowest level since 2012 Financial market volatility dents business leaders’ confidenceBut majority of CEOs plan to increase investments in the APEC regionCEOs see new wave of IT spending to modernise business operations... ]]> 11/16/2015 1:08:00 AM e42b8a0f-ebab-453e-b0dc-ba86c34377a9/PwC and INSEAD hold inaugural Emerging Markets Conference in Singapore https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-and-insead-hold-inaugural-emerging-markets-conference-in-singapore/s/e42b8a0f-ebab-453e-b0dc-ba86c34377a9 PwC and INSEAD hold inaugural Emerging Markets Conference in Singapore PwC’s Growth Markets Centre (GMC) and INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute (EMI) have combined to provide expertise and insights for a series of annual conferences aimed at drawing attention to the... ]]> 11/11/2015 10:00:00 PM 8c0c4e92-9ff5-41c7-b280-591bb1a22cd2/New players in financial services market to push competition to higher levels https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/new-players-in-financial-services-market-to-push-competition-to-higher-levels/s/8c0c4e92-9ff5-41c7-b280-591bb1a22cd2 New players in financial services market to push competition to higher levels Mumbai, 05 November: The world of financial services is changing dramatically and winning in this new market will require players, particularly the existing ones, to unlearn and relearn the ground... ]]> 11/6/2015 5:39:00 PM f73a67b9-ef7b-4e38-aaa4-0aab2bf99c0e/PwC forges closer relationships with young tech entrepreneurs at ‘Slush’ https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-forges-closer-relationships-with-young-tech-entrepreneurs-at--slush-/s/f73a67b9-ef7b-4e38-aaa4-0aab2bf99c0e PwC forges closer relationships with young tech entrepreneurs at ‘Slush’ PwC has teamed up with the international not-for-profit organisation that owns and organises the ‘Slush’ events, which seek to match entrepreneurs and technology talent with major corporations and... ]]> 11/5/2015 12:52:00 PM f7aca593-acfc-4039-9baa-c908f491dab0/Few company operations are designed to provide customer value https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/few-company-operations-are-designed-to-provide-customer-value/s/f7aca593-acfc-4039-9baa-c908f491dab0 Few company operations are designed to provide customer value Changes in customer behaviour are set to disrupt businesses in all industries over the next five years. Yet, most company operations are not designed to deliver what customers value – now or three... ]]> 11/5/2015 5:09:00 AM 1ebb341a-e7fb-46e3-aa59-9f0f34c39dc3/Global tech IPOs experience steep decline in third quarter https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/global-tech-ipos-experience-steep-decline-in-third-quarter/s/1ebb341a-e7fb-46e3-aa59-9f0f34c39dc3 Global tech IPOs experience steep decline in third quarter Compared with second quarter, number of technology IPOs falls 69%Thursday, 29 October 2015 – Following eight relatively strong quarters, the global technology IPO market experienced a steep... ]]> 10/29/2015 11:59:00 AM 69c5b446-c2cb-41c9-ad7f-bea126f5934a/Asia Becomes the Top Region for Corporate R&D Spend https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/asia-becomes-the-top-region-for-corporate-r-d-spend/s/69c5b446-c2cb-41c9-ad7f-bea126f5934a Asia Becomes the Top Region for Corporate R&D Spend Europe Falls Behind and North America Remains Consistent according to the 2015 Global Innovation 1000 Study from Strategy&, PwC’s Strategy Consulting BusinessChina and India lead dynamic R&D... ]]> 10/27/2015 4:49:00 PM 47d154fd-012c-48aa-8999-fd5482cba372/PwC Young Workers Index rates success of countries in developing younger people https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-young-workers-index-rates-success-of-countries-in-developing-younger-people/s/47d154fd-012c-48aa-8999-fd5482cba372 PwC Young Workers Index rates success of countries in developing younger people Potential OECD GDP gain of $1.2 trillionLatest report from PwC economists compares participation in employment, education and training of younger people across 34 OECD countries and finds... ]]> 10/20/2015 11:06:00 PM 9116c64c-1bb1-4e02-a3cb-3453c0dc078a/Better communication and coordinated care vital for cancer patients and their carers https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/better-communication-and-coordinated-care-vital-for-cancer-patients-and-their-carers/s/9116c64c-1bb1-4e02-a3cb-3453c0dc078a Better communication and coordinated care vital for cancer patients and their carers New research from PwC on the experiences of cancer care by patients, caregivers and clinicians shows there is a gap between patients’ expectations of their care and what they receive suggesting a... ]]> 10/13/2015 11:02:00 PM 44c97b7e-b17b-43a7-be7b-5c0281643d1f/Global decarbonisation rate doubles in 2014 but threat of regulation looms large for business in climate deal https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/global-decarbonisation-rate-doubles-in-2014-but-threat-of-regulation-looms-large-for-business-in-cli/s/44c97b7e-b17b-43a7-be7b-5c0281643d1f Global decarbonisation rate doubles in 2014 but threat of regulation looms large for business in climate deal Annual PwC analysis finds the steepest decline in carbon intensity since 2000Despite ambitious national emission reduction targets report warns that business needs to build carbon costs and... ]]> 10/13/2015 5:10:00 PM 143be321-88b8-4016-b514-2847005a6d3c/Business Leaders Gaining on Cybersecurity Risks, according to the PwC CIO and CSO Global State of Information Security® Survey 2016 https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/business-leaders-gaining-on-cybersecurity-risks--according-to-the-pwc-cio-and-cso-global-state-of-in/s/143be321-88b8-4016-b514-2847005a6d3c Business Leaders Gaining on Cybersecurity Risks, according to the PwC CIO and CSO Global State of Information Security® Survey 2016 New tools are helping to transform cybersecurity frameworks, yielding holistic, integrated safeguards against cyberattacksCloud computing has had a significant impact on technology innovation in... ]]> 10/9/2015 7:11:00 PM a6afbab2-dcec-4e5c-a6c4-2e3bf73cad15/National defenses are facing wide variety of threats and challenges https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/national-defenses-are-facing-wide-variety-of-threats-and-challenges/s/a6afbab2-dcec-4e5c-a6c4-2e3bf73cad15 National defenses are facing wide variety of threats and challenges New PwC global defense map illustrates priorities and posturesNational defense organisations are facing complex and dynamic security challenges, ranging from a myriad of modern terrorist threats... ]]> 10/8/2015 1:59:00 PM 1a719845-185a-4a9f-9f19-ab8e41fb7422/Europe's IPO pipeline looks promising for the rest of the year https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/europe-s-ipo-pipeline-looks-promising-for-the-rest-of-the-year/s/1a719845-185a-4a9f-9f19-ab8e41fb7422 Europe's IPO pipeline looks promising for the rest of the year May still match proceeds raised in 2014 despite the slow start back after the summer as we saw increased volatility and falling equity indices hit the equity markets.Q3 2015 activity was subdued –... ]]> 10/8/2015 1:30:00 PM e470f281-d5a0-461b-be1a-2bccf926e022/China’s slowing economy poses major challenge for some economies, say PwC economists https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/china-s-slowing-economy-poses-major-challenge-for-some-economies--say-pwc-economists/s/e470f281-d5a0-461b-be1a-2bccf926e022 China’s slowing economy poses major challenge for some economies, say PwC economists China is slowing down as policymakers manage the rapid cooling of its debt-fuelled property market. Past experience shows that this is a delicate, difficult and time-consuming policy challenge,... ]]> 10/7/2015 4:26:00 PM e77b3e51-8266-4847-9d46-b638de2b1e62/PwC FY15 global revenues increase 10% to US$ 35.4 billion https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-fy15-global-revenues-increase-10--to-us--35.4-billion/s/e77b3e51-8266-4847-9d46-b638de2b1e62 PwC FY15 global revenues increase 10% to US$ 35.4 billion Strongest revenue growth in eight yearsDouble-digit growth in Middle East and Africa (16%), North America and the Caribbean (12%) and Australasia and Pacific Islands (11%)Total workforce tops... ]]> 10/5/2015 11:01:00 PM 2774e530-a580-416e-8953-5a93a9bcb3df/Tax set to play critical role in determining front-runners in Global Asset Management https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/tax-set-to-play-critical-role-in-determining-front-runners-in-global-asset-management/s/2774e530-a580-416e-8953-5a93a9bcb3df Tax set to play critical role in determining front-runners in Global Asset Management Global assets under management (AuM) are set to swell to US$102 trillion in 2020 and according to a new report from PwC, the tax function, which is about to undergo significant change, will be... ]]> 10/4/2015 11:40:00 PM caf54072-69f8-4568-bc2c-e310e69ba555/Global transport infrastructure investment predicted to reach unprecedented levels https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/global-transport-infrastructure-investment-predicted-to-reach-unprecedented-levels/s/caf54072-69f8-4568-bc2c-e310e69ba555 Global transport infrastructure investment predicted to reach unprecedented levels Transport infrastructure investment is projected to increase at an average annual rate of about 5% worldwide between 2014 and 2025, according to analysis released today by PwC.The analysis on... ]]> 10/1/2015 11:05:00 PM 7c909f3a-4aad-4dfd-aeea-6dadc24b8f87/PwC’s 2015 Digital IQ™ Survey links 10 key company actions directly to stronger financial performance https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-s-2015-digital-iq--survey-links-10-key-company-actions-directly-to-stronger-financial-performanc/s/7c909f3a-4aad-4dfd-aeea-6dadc24b8f87 PwC’s 2015 Digital IQ™ Survey links 10 key company actions directly to stronger financial performance Business leaders (99% of executives) expect their digital investments to yield more immediate returns like revenue growth, leaving merely 1% that view digital as a way to drive disruption in their... ]]> 9/30/2015 4:01:00 PM 072f7c7c-eb91-4e14-9ba4-1b5c74318bee/Flexible business plans to keep pace with evolving consumer demands are key in growth markets https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/flexible-business-plans-to-keep-pace-with-evolving-consumer-demands-are-key-in-growth-markets/s/072f7c7c-eb91-4e14-9ba4-1b5c74318bee Flexible business plans to keep pace with evolving consumer demands are key in growth markets Ambitious companies seeking success in growth markets must establish flexible business plans that can navigate the institutional voids which characterise these complex markets, and still keep pace... ]]> 9/29/2015 1:50:00 AM f2490b96-a7d8-4546-ae28-104d094604d8/Momentum growing for better public accounting https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/momentum-growing-for-better-public-accounting/s/f2490b96-a7d8-4546-ae28-104d094604d8 Momentum growing for better public accounting PwC surveys central governments in 120 countriesGovernments around the world are increasingly taking steps to improve their accounting and achieve greater transparency and better public finance... ]]> 9/29/2015 1:32:00 AM f62c6e92-d2d1-44d3-8b4f-b5f8ed856bfc/Increasing cross-border flows is key test for EU's Capital Markets Union policy, says PwC https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/increasing-cross-border-flows-is-key-test-for-eu-s-capital-markets-union-policy--says-pwc/s/f62c6e92-d2d1-44d3-8b4f-b5f8ed856bfc Increasing cross-border flows is key test for EU's Capital Markets Union policy, says PwC Achieving a Capital Markets Union (CMU), a signature initiative of the Juncker Commission, will require policies which tackle presently low levels of integration, concludes a report published by... ]]> 9/28/2015 2:05:00 PM 83298c96-70b9-4171-b4f9-97113ee3188d/Indo - US trade can reach 500 billion USD: PwC-IACC report https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/indo---us-trade-can-reach-500-billion-usd--pwc-iacc-report/s/83298c96-70b9-4171-b4f9-97113ee3188d Indo - US trade can reach 500 billion USD: PwC-IACC report Mumbai: The bilateral trade between India and US has the potential to grow to 500 billion USD by 2025 through concerned efforts from all stakeholders - government leaders and investors,... ]]> 9/28/2015 2:02:00 PM a2b3edde-93b8-4969-99be-5a434b7404a7/Enlightened business self-interest could deliver better Sustainable Development Goal results from business https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/enlightened-business-self-interest-could-deliver-better-sustainable-development-goal-results-from-bu/s/a2b3edde-93b8-4969-99be-5a434b7404a7 Enlightened business self-interest could deliver better Sustainable Development Goal results from business UN to ratify Sustainable Development Goals in New York – 26 September 201590% of public respondents say business needs to sign up to support the goalsEnlightened business self-interest – pursuing... ]]> 9/24/2015 10:04:00 PM 5cc3fa21-221c-43df-a133-05435e365342/Cyber insurance market set to reach $7.5 billion by 2020 https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/cyber-insurance-market-set-to-reach--7.5-billion-by-2020/s/5cc3fa21-221c-43df-a133-05435e365342 Cyber insurance market set to reach $7.5 billion by 2020 The global cyber insurance market could grow to $5bn in annual premiums by 2018 and at least $7.5bn by the end of the decade, according to “Insurance 2020 & beyond: Reaping the dividends of cyber... ]]> 9/16/2015 5:35:00 PM d84dd897-aeba-46c9-8eba-f682ab0f36b9/Time to review sovereign investment funds https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/time-to-review-sovereign-investment-funds/s/d84dd897-aeba-46c9-8eba-f682ab0f36b9 Time to review sovereign investment funds Now is the time for policymakers to review their sovereign investment funds and question whether different objectives could be beneficial for their economy.Since the financial crisis, sovereign... ]]> 9/16/2015 4:35:00 PM eb52c8dc-4925-4fe0-864c-3e733da2bb84/New tax landscape places major burdens on companies, says PwC report https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/new-tax-landscape-places-major-burdens-on-companies--says-pwc-report/s/eb52c8dc-4925-4fe0-864c-3e733da2bb84 New tax landscape places major burdens on companies, says PwC report An expanding compliance burden, more audits and the potential for increased and double taxation – those are the challenges facing companies due to the rapidly evolving global tax landscape, says a... ]]> 9/10/2015 3:58:00 PM 3f69f48c-91f3-480c-995f-b4ef5e7ca535/Fifty six percent of Chinese companies invest more than 10% of revenues in digital https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/fifty-six-percent-of-chinese-companies-invest-more-than-10--of-revenues-in-digital/s/3f69f48c-91f3-480c-995f-b4ef5e7ca535 Fifty six percent of Chinese companies invest more than 10% of revenues in digital PwC's 7th Annual Digital IQ Survey, reveals that companies in China are confident they understand the value of digital technology and are able to weave it into the fabric of their organisation. They b ]]> 9/9/2015 9:11:00 AM 59a396af-1ef6-40a0-8edb-57abbb862887/Global tech IPO market surges 57% in second quarter https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/global-tech-ipo-market-surges-57--in-second-quarter/s/59a396af-1ef6-40a0-8edb-57abbb862887 Global tech IPO market surges 57% in second quarter Technology IPOs rise in number, but market lacks billion-dollar offeringsNew York, 20 August 2015 – The global technology IPO market continued to exhibit its strength in the second quarter, with... ]]> 8/20/2015 4:00:00 PM 8f3ab63d-6ad3-4179-8fd7-1a8bf2895978/PwC Report Reviews State of Global Financial Market Liquidity https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-report-reviews-state-of-global-financial-market-liquidity/s/8f3ab63d-6ad3-4179-8fd7-1a8bf2895978 PwC Report Reviews State of Global Financial Market Liquidity WASHINGTON, 12 August 2015 – The Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) and the Institute for International Finance (IIF) today released a comprehensive new report from PwC on the state of... ]]> 8/12/2015 2:53:00 PM 3d24bdbe-fcb2-4879-88f2-8db74b0733b7/China strengthens its leadership in global semiconductor consumption https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/china-strengthens-its-leadership-in-global-semiconductor-consumption/s/3d24bdbe-fcb2-4879-88f2-8db74b0733b7 China strengthens its leadership in global semiconductor consumption For the fourth consecutive year, China’s chip consumption growth far exceeds worldwide market growthThursday, 6th August 2015 – China’s semiconductor consumption growth continued to outstrip... ]]> 8/5/2015 6:43:00 PM 841294f8-c9d7-4646-8ec3-68b696ca704d/Small companies have significantly higher working capital funding needs than large corporates and the gap is widening https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/small-companies-have-significantly-higher-working-capital-funding-needs-than-large-corporates-and-th/s/841294f8-c9d7-4646-8ec3-68b696ca704d Small companies have significantly higher working capital funding needs than large corporates and the gap is widening In 2010, the gap between working capital levels of large corporations and small enterprises was only 7.6 percentage points. Over the following five years, this gap has widened to 10.6 percentage... ]]> 7/21/2015 5:58:00 PM edefe53f-a266-47f4-a7fb-29db0ec38a2b/Building child-friendly cities and commitment to children’s rights is top priority for Indian urban development agenda https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/building-child-friendly-cities-and-commitment-to-children-s-rights-is-top-priority-for-indian-urban-/s/edefe53f-a266-47f4-a7fb-29db0ec38a2b Building child-friendly cities and commitment to children’s rights is top priority for Indian urban development agenda Report on urban children by PwC India and Save the ChildrenNew Delhi, 17 July: Urban children, especially those from disadvantaged sections, are susceptible to ill-health, poor access to water and... ]]> 7/17/2015 3:38:00 PM d438e164-668c-4a14-876d-d48c93fc1bd1/Cyber risk and interest rates rank alongside regulation as top risks for insurers https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/cyber-risk-and-interest-rates-rank-alongside-regulation-as-top-risks-for-insurers/s/d438e164-668c-4a14-876d-d48c93fc1bd1 Cyber risk and interest rates rank alongside regulation as top risks for insurers ‘Banana Skins’ poll reflects industry risk perceptionA new survey charting the top risks in the global insurance sector shows that cyber risk and interest rates are now among the top risks for... ]]> 7/15/2015 4:55:00 PM 33b2f6e6-d5e9-4d82-90c6-1d345cc3bf43/Educators and employers fail to connect, millennials say in AIESEC survey https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/educators-and-employers-fail-to-connect--millennials-say-in-aiesec-survey/s/33b2f6e6-d5e9-4d82-90c6-1d345cc3bf43 Educators and employers fail to connect, millennials say in AIESEC survey Today the world's largest youth leadership development organisation AIESEC, released the results of its first YouthSpeak report on millennials worldwide. In partnership with PwC and with the... ]]> 7/15/2015 3:28:00 PM 97cde90c-c0d1-4d9f-bf47-2cc5694ecdc9/Fed ready to raise rates – what will be the impact on the US and global economies? https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/fed-ready-to-raise-rates---what-will-be-the-impact-on-the-us-and-global-economies-/s/97cde90c-c0d1-4d9f-bf47-2cc5694ecdc9 Fed ready to raise rates – what will be the impact on the US and global economies? One of the biggest economic events of 2015 is likely to be the US Fed hiking up its policy rate later in the year, say PwC economists.Assuming this happens, its importance lies not only with the... ]]> 7/14/2015 3:56:00 PM dd507b8f-5c7f-4051-a5b8-9455d8c54dd5/Free Trade Agreements need to recognise vital role of Financial Cooperatives in development of emerging market economies https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/free-trade-agreements-need-to-recognise-vital-role-of-financial-cooperatives-in-development-of-emerg/s/dd507b8f-5c7f-4051-a5b8-9455d8c54dd5 Free Trade Agreements need to recognise vital role of Financial Cooperatives in development of emerging market economies FTAs must make special provisions recognising the distinction between cooperatives and other financial institutionsEmerging markets are gaining ever more share of the global economy and by 2050... ]]> 7/13/2015 11:06:00 PM 8520ed5a-4bc9-4fbc-b557-154850f43e6b/Culture of fear and punishment in global Financial Services conducive to bad behaviour https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/culture-of-fear-and-punishment-in-global-financial-services-conducive-to-bad-behaviour/s/8520ed5a-4bc9-4fbc-b557-154850f43e6b Culture of fear and punishment in global Financial Services conducive to bad behaviour The financial services industry continues to be beset by scandal and foul play, whilst the emphasis of measures taken by firms and regulators, globally, in deterring employee bad behaviour, has,... ]]> 7/9/2015 12:09:00 AM 6876052c-86ba-482b-9f8e-09ff24d17a33/Sixty-four per cent of Insurance CEOs see increasing tax burden as a threat to their growth prospects https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/sixty-four-per-cent-of-insurance-ceos-see-increasing-tax-burden-as-a-threat-to-their-growth-prospect/s/6876052c-86ba-482b-9f8e-09ff24d17a33 Sixty-four per cent of Insurance CEOs see increasing tax burden as a threat to their growth prospects Tax is firmly under the spotlight and in the global insurance industry, the ramifications for finance and tax teams will be felt in both a new set of business demands and an overhaul of how these... ]]> 7/6/2015 3:15:00 PM 33724789-9074-423e-86cd-f5cd2a3b70eb/Global alternative assets predicted to reach $15.3 trillion in 2020 https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/global-alternative-assets-predicted-to-reach-15.3-trillion-in-2020/s/33724789-9074-423e-86cd-f5cd2a3b70eb Global alternative assets predicted to reach $15.3 trillion in 2020 A report just published by PwC predicts global alternative assets will increase to US$ 15.3tn by 2020. In the lead up to it, the global alternative asset management industry is expected to... ]]> 6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM 6cbf0fcf-f928-45ea-a3ef-6bfd230eb991/PwC named second most attractive employer for business students https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-named-second-most-attractive-employer-for-business-students/s/6cbf0fcf-f928-45ea-a3ef-6bfd230eb991 PwC named second most attractive employer for business students Wednesday 24 June 2015 – PwC has today been ranked as the world’s second most attractive employer for business students in Universum’s annual World’s Most Attractive Employer ranking – second only... ]]> 6/24/2015 3:00:00 PM 27ebd7ad-948d-4a6e-9858-11964f233f4f/Golden Age Index rates success of countries in harnessing economic power of older workers https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/golden-age-index-rates-success-of-countries-in-harnessing-economic-power-of-older-workers/s/27ebd7ad-948d-4a6e-9858-11964f233f4f Golden Age Index rates success of countries in harnessing economic power of older workers Latest report from PwC economists compares employment of older workers across 34 OECD countries and finds that: If UK employment rate for workers aged 55-69 was equal to best-performing EU country... ]]> 6/23/2015 11:35:00 PM 19535cae-5a78-4f69-9e4d-0859646dcc95/Online hotel reviews: the guests’ verdict https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/online-hotel-reviews-the-guests-verdict/s/19535cae-5a78-4f69-9e4d-0859646dcc95 Online hotel reviews: the guests’ verdict 23 June 2015: Online reviewers tend to rate eastern European hotels highly, but the city of Cape Town leads on overall online reputation, according to a new PwC report. Cleanliness and location are ra ]]> 6/23/2015 3:49:00 PM 4868a7b5-3ecf-4e94-bcaa-5d48b04c6903/Disruption is the New Reality in the Global Insurance Industry https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/disruption-is-the-new-reality-in-the-global-insurance-industry/s/4868a7b5-3ecf-4e94-bcaa-5d48b04c6903 Disruption is the New Reality in the Global Insurance Industry The pace of change in the global insurance industry is occurring more rapidly than could have been envisaged, concludes a report just published by PwC. The report concludes that the industry is at... ]]> 6/15/2015 5:31:00 PM 8d78c3c9-16d6-477f-9b60-f27ae8497aed/PwC Calls on All its People to Support #HeForShe and Take Action for Gender Equality https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-calls-on-all-its-people-to-support-heforshe--and-take-action-for-gender-equality/s/8d78c3c9-16d6-477f-9b60-f27ae8497aed PwC Calls on All its People to Support #HeForShe and Take Action for Gender Equality Monday 15 June 2015 – As part of a series of events this week on diversity and inclusion, PwC is ramping up its efforts to support HeForShe, the United Nations Women campaign to mobilise 1 billion... ]]> 6/15/2015 4:30:00 PM b5e40f2e-90dc-4459-83e2-1302536671bd/North Africa’s unfinished revolution https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/north-africas-unfinished-revolution/s/b5e40f2e-90dc-4459-83e2-1302536671bd North Africa’s unfinished revolution It’s been almost five years since the beginning of the ‘Arab Spring’ which brought about significant change in North Africa and the wider region. With this milestone approaching, PwC economists... ]]> 6/15/2015 4:18:00 PM 2e8c016c-213e-40f0-b10e-9fa0327bcf3e/The tax function must transform to become a strategic business asset https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/the-tax-function-must-transform-to-become-a-strategic-business-asset/s/2e8c016c-213e-40f0-b10e-9fa0327bcf3e The tax function must transform to become a strategic business asset Never before has tax been more important to governments, taxpayers and other stakeholders. Increased global compliance requirements, together with a greater need for robust controls to manage tax... ]]> 6/7/2015 11:01:00 PM e2c3c2e6-dd1c-412d-a594-1209e1153f74/Skills gap is forcing CEOs to change how they hire people https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/skills-gap-is-forcing-ceos-to-change-how-they-hire-people/s/e2c3c2e6-dd1c-412d-a594-1209e1153f74 Skills gap is forcing CEOs to change how they hire people CEOs are more concerned about the impact of a skills shortage on their business than at any point in the last six years, according to research by PwC. CEOs are now finding it so difficult to find... ]]> 6/4/2015 12:58:00 AM 2c797b68-9960-43d0-a984-b43897f892f7/Beyond Digital: Empowered consumers seek out tailored, inspiring content experiences that transcend platforms https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/beyond-digital-empowered-consumers-seek-out-tailored-inspiring-content-experiences-that-transcend-pl/s/2c797b68-9960-43d0-a984-b43897f892f7 Beyond Digital: Empowered consumers seek out tailored, inspiring content experiences that transcend platforms It’s increasingly clear that consumers see no significant divide between digital and traditional media: what they want is more flexibility, freedom and convenience in when and how they consume... ]]> 6/3/2015 12:52:00 AM 38f98305-c300-47d1-a132-91e41b020cf6/Apple and US companies extend their leading positions in the Top 100 https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/apple-and-us-companies-extend-their-leading-positions-in-the-top-100/s/38f98305-c300-47d1-a132-91e41b020cf6 Apple and US companies extend their leading positions in the Top 100 PwC’s global market capitalisation study of the leading listed 100 companies shows that getting into the Top 100 and staying in the Top 100 is no easy task. US companies are extending their... ]]> 6/2/2015 12:58:00 AM d504caa2-24de-408a-bcb0-1babbb54cca6/PwC appoints Global Financial Crime Leader https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-appoints-global-financial-crime-leader/s/d504caa2-24de-408a-bcb0-1babbb54cca6 PwC appoints Global Financial Crime Leader London, 2 June 2015 - PwC announced today that David Grace has been appointed as Global Financial Crime Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited. David, a Senior Partner and member... ]]> 6/2/2015 12:57:00 AM a137846b-ebb8-43dd-86b5-66e892c9db1f/Boosting business productivity and driving innovation: CEOs welcome robotics revolution https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/boosting-business-productivity-and-driving-innovation--ceos-welcome-robotics-revolution/s/a137846b-ebb8-43dd-86b5-66e892c9db1f Boosting business productivity and driving innovation: CEOs welcome robotics revolution While robotics may still be a long way off world domination, this technology has already moved past the point of simply replacing existing human activities to the beginnings of an augmented and... ]]> 5/27/2015 11:01:00 PM 7b3477cb-f68b-41c5-9d7a-ff9583abb7dd/Seventy per cent of institutional investors turning down projects on environmental, social and governance grounds https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/seventy-per-cent-of-institutional-investors-turning-down-projects-on-environmental-social-and-govern/s/7b3477cb-f68b-41c5-9d7a-ff9583abb7dd Seventy per cent of institutional investors turning down projects on environmental, social and governance grounds Seven out of ten institutional investors interviewed by PwC say they would decline to take part in a private equity fund raising or would turn down a co-investment on environmental, social and... ]]> 5/27/2015 4:41:00 PM 86b7d10b-54de-4158-844b-bf10c707479f/PwC’s economic scenarios for Nigeria for 2015 and 2016 https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwcs-economic-scenarios-for-nigeria-for-2015-and-2016/s/86b7d10b-54de-4158-844b-bf10c707479f PwC’s economic scenarios for Nigeria for 2015 and 2016 Nigeria’s economy to continue growing but a more resilient long term economic model is needed says PwC report Despite the uncertainties generated by the volatility in oil prices and the... ]]> 5/26/2015 1:52:00 PM c1c125a8-10f9-46af-b3f8-ae55fb573210/Energy trilemma emphasis shift towards sustainability by 2020 https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/energy-trilemma-emphasis-shift-towards-sustainability-by-2020/s/c1c125a8-10f9-46af-b3f8-ae55fb573210 Energy trilemma emphasis shift towards sustainability by 2020 The potential for a robust global climate deal at the Paris Climate Summit in December 2015 is driving an increased emphasis on renewables and clean tech in the next five years according to energy... ]]> 5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM 11a500f1-9153-4312-bccc-fb7ba0169e1d/Demand for sensors driving growth in the semiconductor industry https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/demand-for-sensors-driving-growth-in-the-semiconductor-industry/s/11a500f1-9153-4312-bccc-fb7ba0169e1d Demand for sensors driving growth in the semiconductor industry Global semiconductor industry revenues set to show a compound annual growth rate of 5.2% to 2019 Thursday 14th May 2015 – We’re nearing a tipping point where everything that can be connected to... ]]> 5/14/2015 12:02:00 PM c669de73-237d-4ef2-b8dc-6b0979873ae9/Chinese Companies Take Innovation Path in Efforts to Globalize https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/chinese-companies-take-innovation-path-in-efforts-to-globalize/s/c669de73-237d-4ef2-b8dc-6b0979873ae9 Chinese Companies Take Innovation Path in Efforts to Globalize The report finds innovation strategies key to international success of Chinese companies Many Chinese business become successful innovators in the domestic market first and then go global, while... ]]> 5/7/2015 10:34:00 PM 4411fc03-e990-474d-adf3-74538e645a66/Payback time! Emerging markets and the rising dollar https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/payback-time-emerging-markets-and-the-rising-dollar/s/4411fc03-e990-474d-adf3-74538e645a66 Payback time! Emerging markets and the rising dollar Rising cost of US$ credit impacts many emerging economies, says PwC report Dollar denominated debt issued outside the US increased from around $6 trillion before the first round of quantitative... ]]> 5/7/2015 8:06:00 PM 655a0a98-fafe-4c30-8d43-32d249174e51/"We Are HeForShe": PwC Commits to Take Action for Gender Equality https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/-we-are-heforshe---pwc-commits-to-take-action-for-gender-equality/s/655a0a98-fafe-4c30-8d43-32d249174e51 "We Are HeForShe": PwC Commits to Take Action for Gender Equality Today Dennis Nally, Chairman of PwC International, announces the commitments PwC has made to support the UN Women's HeForShe movement.This work will be done with UN Women, the United Nations entity de ]]> 5/5/2015 12:48:00 PM 95355d8b-5338-4c8b-b686-d0170707d021/PwC appoints new Global Insurance Leader https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-appoints-new-global-insurance-leader/s/95355d8b-5338-4c8b-b686-d0170707d021 PwC appoints new Global Insurance Leader London, 1 May 2015 – PwC announces that Stephen O’Hearn will succeed David Law, who retires in June, as Global Insurance Leader. Based in Zurich, Mr. O’Hearn currently leads PwC’s Insurance... ]]> 4/30/2015 11:06:00 PM 9f406144-382c-491a-aa4d-159b0d66407d/PwC Presents Interim Results of Sporting Leaders Study on Legacy at SportAccord Convention https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-presents-interim-results-of-sporting-leaders-study-on-legacy-at-sportaccord-convention/s/9f406144-382c-491a-aa4d-159b0d66407d PwC Presents Interim Results of Sporting Leaders Study on Legacy at SportAccord Convention 93% of sporting leaders believe sporting events can contribute to long-lasting positive change in a host city Emphasise early and integrated planning as key success factor SOCHI, Russia – PwC... ]]> 4/22/2015 4:01:00 PM 6b2bf1e0-1219-4d48-9573-351309370ca2/Digital platforms will impact the entire ecosystem of the banking industry: CII PwC India study https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/digital-platforms-will-impact-the-entire-ecosystem-of-the-banking-industry-cii-pwc-india-study/s/6b2bf1e0-1219-4d48-9573-351309370ca2 Digital platforms will impact the entire ecosystem of the banking industry: CII PwC India study Mumbai, 21 April 2015: Digital intervention is a reality in today’s banking business and banks need to adapt and respond to this change to stay ahead of competition. The digital foreground has... ]]> 4/22/2015 2:56:00 PM 2c2538f0-aa73-4230-9c27-6631b062e998/Troubled waters: water presents high risk to business, warns PwC https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/troubled-waters-water-presents-high-risk-to-business-warns-pwc/s/2c2538f0-aa73-4230-9c27-6631b062e998 Troubled waters: water presents high risk to business, warns PwC At the current pace, demand for water will increase by 55% globally by 2050, projects the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The increase will mainly come from... ]]> 4/15/2015 3:21:00 PM 59500595-0618-4863-9550-212c4da3d19d/A Forced CEO Turnover Costs a Large Company $1.8B More in Shareholder Value than a Planned Turnover, according to Strategy& Research https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/a-forced-ceo-turnover-costs-a-large-company-1.8b-more-in-shareholder-value-than-a-planned-turnover-a/s/59500595-0618-4863-9550-212c4da3d19d A Forced CEO Turnover Costs a Large Company $1.8B More in Shareholder Value than a Planned Turnover, according to Strategy& Research Companies undergoing forced CEO turnovers rather than planned successions have foregone US$112 billion in shareholder value annually in recent years; good news is that companies are now far more... ]]> 4/13/2015 11:01:00 PM c773250a-60ce-450a-a737-e00edf75345a/Significant changes afoot for Global Capital Markets https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/significant-changes-afoot-for-global-capital-markets/s/c773250a-60ce-450a-a737-e00edf75345a Significant changes afoot for Global Capital Markets PwC report asserts global capital markets as we know them today will, in just five years, have changed for good and urges players to innovate and compete against the unfolding backdrop, now A... ]]> 4/12/2015 11:00:00 PM 50337dea-10aa-4639-a74a-418c9bb719bd/The G7 have created 4.5 million jobs since before the crisis https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/the-g7-have-created-4.5-million-jobs-since-before-the-crisis/s/50337dea-10aa-4639-a74a-418c9bb719bd The G7 have created 4.5 million jobs since before the crisis But productivity remains key to escaping the clutches of the financial crisis, says PwC report Almost seven years on from the global financial crisis and a broad based global rebound remains... ]]> 4/9/2015 2:23:00 PM 29fd1ec2-b46f-4ce7-98e7-a871015956fa/Building trust in food this World Health Day https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/building-trust-in-food-this-world-health-day/s/29fd1ec2-b46f-4ce7-98e7-a871015956fa Building trust in food this World Health Day PwC is marking World Health Day today by announcing the establishment of its global food supply and integrity services business to help food companies and governments tackle the world’s food... ]]> 4/7/2015 4:09:00 AM f6a848e3-0241-4afb-85ae-3bf2d076f8c6/China’s CEOs address challenges of the ‘new normal’ https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/chinas-ceos-address-challenges-of-the-new-normal/s/f6a848e3-0241-4afb-85ae-3bf2d076f8c6 China’s CEOs address challenges of the ‘new normal’ 24 March 2015 – Thirty-six percent of China CEOs are ‘very confident’ of their company’s growth prospects over the next 12 months, down 11 percentage points from 2014. That is according to PwC’s... ]]> 3/28/2015 5:59:00 PM a7166f66-361f-47ff-8868-04a773832396/CEOs in India more confident about growth than global peers: PwC survey https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/ceos-in-india-more-confident-about-growth-than-global-peers-pwc-survey/s/a7166f66-361f-47ff-8868-04a773832396 CEOs in India more confident about growth than global peers: PwC survey Positive sentiment on short-term growth increases to 62% in 2015 from 49% in 2014 59% see an improvement in global economic growth over the next one year as against 37% CEOs across the globe 84%... ]]> 3/27/2015 7:53:00 PM bab5ba83-bf49-4911-a2a0-fd557860523f/Property investors set to benefit as capital flows from east to west likely to continue in 2015 https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/property-investors-set-to-benefit-as-capital-flows-from-east-to-west-likely-to-continue-in-2015/s/bab5ba83-bf49-4911-a2a0-fd557860523f Property investors set to benefit as capital flows from east to west likely to continue in 2015 Urbanisation, Demographics, Technology among Megatrends Affecting Industry The movement of capital from East to West is likely to remain the major influence on real estate markets in 2015,... ]]> 3/10/2015 1:40:00 AM d08147d4-2c08-4d6d-a224-f9725a26e06a/Threat of Greek exit has not gone away, warn PwC economists https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/threat-of-greek-exit-has-not-gone-away-warn-pwc-economists/s/d08147d4-2c08-4d6d-a224-f9725a26e06a Threat of Greek exit has not gone away, warn PwC economists Businesses should prepare for the possibility of Greece leaving the Eurozone Despite the recent agreement to extend Greece’s bailout package, the threat of a Greek exit from the Eurozone has not... ]]> 3/6/2015 2:37:00 AM 36164bca-5f6f-451e-a557-a4f7f453a375/Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/female-millennials-are-the-most-confident-and-ambitious-of-any-female-generation/s/36164bca-5f6f-451e-a557-a4f7f453a375 Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work Opportunities for career progression tops the list of most attractive employer traits 49% of female millennials starting their careers believe... ]]> 3/4/2015 12:09:00 PM 47101dfa-497e-4459-a7b6-ca1c269d591d/New Entrants are Disrupting the US$9.59 Trillion Global Healthcare Market, Says PwC https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/new-entrants-are-disrupting-the-us9.59-trillion-global-healthcare-market-says-pwc/s/47101dfa-497e-4459-a7b6-ca1c269d591d New Entrants are Disrupting the US$9.59 Trillion Global Healthcare Market, Says PwC New PwC report highlights business opportunities attracting entrepreneurial entrants to healthcare space in both developed and developing countries The US$9.59 trillion global healthcare market is... ]]> 3/2/2015 2:13:00 PM 5a3b35e2-1c9b-44af-8c17-8fd94345dc9c/EU Banks leaner and more liquid, but the end game still unclear https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/eu-banks-leaner-and-more-liquid-but-the-end-game-still-unclear/s/5a3b35e2-1c9b-44af-8c17-8fd94345dc9c EU Banks leaner and more liquid, but the end game still unclear London, 25 Feb 2015 ‑ Six years after the onset of the global financial crisis, EU banks are still busy shoring up their balance sheets to meet regulatory demands, finds a PwC/Economist... ]]> 2/25/2015 1:19:00 AM d9853352-d0ab-48f7-8492-be4cfb0bfaa5/Business as usual is private companies’ biggest threat https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/business-as-usual-is-private-companies-biggest-threat/s/d9853352-d0ab-48f7-8492-be4cfb0bfaa5 Business as usual is private companies’ biggest threat London, 24 Mar 2015 ‑ More risks but more opportunities for reward have private company leaders feeling optimistic about their prospects for the year ahead, according to research among more than... ]]> 2/24/2015 12:04:00 AM 03adf735-6013-4a3b-a8ea-449e49b93b57/PwC Metals Deals Outlook: buyers and sellers to play a waiting game https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-metals-deals-outlook-buyers-and-sellers-to-play-a-waiting-game/s/03adf735-6013-4a3b-a8ea-449e49b93b57 PwC Metals Deals Outlook: buyers and sellers to play a waiting game Weak metals deal momentum expected in 2015 Differing fortunes of aluminium and steel companies will continue in 2015 Focus will turn to non M&A alliances London, 24 Feb 2015 ‑‑ There will be weak... ]]> 2/23/2015 11:51:00 PM 8d73e06d-1c4b-41e1-bf39-eb5923ea832f/PwC to host second forum on women and leadership https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-to-host-second-forum-on-women-and-leadership/s/8d73e06d-1c4b-41e1-bf39-eb5923ea832f PwC to host second forum on women and leadership Live webcast event with The Confidence Code authors and Google On Friday 27 February, PwC will host its second global forum to students around the world. The live webcast is scheduled to take... ]]> 2/23/2015 12:01:00 AM f9d30613-a019-4a52-997b-2dfaed04af4d/Financial Services firms lack the Talent they need to succeed https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/financial-services-firms-lack-the-talent-they-need-to-succeed/s/f9d30613-a019-4a52-997b-2dfaed04af4d Financial Services firms lack the Talent they need to succeed London, 23 Feb 2015 – Seventy per cent of CEOs in the financial services (FS) sector see the limited availability of key skills as a threat to their growth prospects, a big jump from the already... ]]> 2/23/2015 12:01:00 AM 88ef3c47-4ef5-4bbb-8549-53018e6ea7a2/Call for renewed government focus on achieving fiscal balance and sustainably cutting the costs of doing business https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/call-for-renewed-government-focus-on-achieving-fiscal-balance-and-sustainably-cutting-the-costs-of-d/s/88ef3c47-4ef5-4bbb-8549-53018e6ea7a2 Call for renewed government focus on achieving fiscal balance and sustainably cutting the costs of doing business Over-regulation, skills and fiscal deficits key CEO concerns London, 17 Feb 2015‑‑Governments must apply renewed focus to achieve fiscal balance and sustainably reduce the cost of delivery. And at... ]]> 2/16/2015 11:58:00 PM 8644ebe3-ace4-4084-b7ee-38cf7bcfdda1/China’s Integrated Circuit revenues experience a 24 times increase in 10 years https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/chinas-integrated-circuit-revenues-experience--a-24-times-increase-in-10-years/s/8644ebe3-ace4-4084-b7ee-38cf7bcfdda1 China’s Integrated Circuit revenues experience a 24 times increase in 10 years Decade of strong growth of China’s Integrated Circuit (IC) design industry highlights China’s semiconductor companies New York, 16 Feb 2015 – China’s IC design industry revenues grew from US$0.5... ]]> 2/16/2015 5:01:00 AM f6af891a-276a-4582-90ba-8fa2034d2d57/Low oil price could boost output in Eurozone and US https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/low-oil-price-could-boost-output-in-eurozone-and-us/s/f6af891a-276a-4582-90ba-8fa2034d2d57 Low oil price could boost output in Eurozone and US But full effects could take time to feed through London, 12 Feb 2015‑‑Net oil importing economies like the Eurozone, Japan and the US are set to be the winners of lower oil prices; but the effects... ]]> 2/12/2015 5:32:00 PM 9bca04fb-ccdf-4a4d-ac00-317347f7c325/Indian retail industry is devising strategies which could potentially disrupt competitor business https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/indian-retail-industry-is-devising-strategies-which-could-potentially-disrupt-competitor-business/s/9bca04fb-ccdf-4a4d-ac00-317347f7c325 Indian retail industry is devising strategies which could potentially disrupt competitor business Mumbai, 11 February 2015 – Indian retail industry is devising strategies which could potentially disrupt competitor business. The disruption strategy adopted by online retail has resulted in... ]]> 2/11/2015 9:21:00 PM 7bfcf11d-0804-4fd3-a469-3ef5517f0edb/Shift of global economic power to emerging economies set to continue, dispite marked slowdown in China after 2020 https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/shift-of-global-economic-power-to-emerging-economies-set-to-continue-dispite-marked-slowdown-in-chin/s/7bfcf11d-0804-4fd3-a469-3ef5517f0edb Shift of global economic power to emerging economies set to continue, dispite marked slowdown in China after 2020 Latest PwC report projects that: China will clearly be the largest economy by 2030, but its growth rate is likely to revert to the global average in the long run India could challenge US for... ]]> 2/10/2015 12:00:00 AM 18e92a82-e3d7-40f8-8c44-f9fddcbf85c9/2014 Strongest Year in Decade for Global Tech IPOs https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/2014-strongest-year-in-decade-for-global-tech-ipos/s/18e92a82-e3d7-40f8-8c44-f9fddcbf85c9 2014 Strongest Year in Decade for Global Tech IPOs Proceeds jump 347%; deals up 84% New York, 5 Feb 2015 ‑‑ The market for initial public offerings in the global technology industry surged in 2014 and was the strongest in 10 years, with 118... ]]> 2/5/2015 5:01:00 AM 93b261b7-ee6b-468f-a5f5-29364cd3f29e/Europe’s loan portfolio market to top €100bn in 2015 https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/europes-loan-portfolio-market-to-top-100bn-in-2015/s/93b261b7-ee6b-468f-a5f5-29364cd3f29e Europe’s loan portfolio market to top €100bn in 2015 London, 30 Jan 2015 ‑ European loan portfolios with a face value of €91bn were sold in 2014, up from €64bn the previous year, says PwC in a Q4 update from its Portfolio Advisory Group. PwC say the... ]]> 1/30/2015 12:02:00 AM 4d20afd9-627b-4df5-9fa7-c5acd0c1d126/Creating winning culture essential if financial services firms are to flourish https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/creating-winning-culture-essential-if-financial-services-firms-are-to-flourish/s/4d20afd9-627b-4df5-9fa7-c5acd0c1d126 Creating winning culture essential if financial services firms are to flourish London, 29 Jan 2015 ‑ Cultural change in the financial services sector globally is destined to fail if players continue to focus on it primarily as a compliance requirement, according to a paper... ]]> 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM f6980caf-7f06-419b-a2d6-d42ff4a207cf/Power and renewables deals hit a new high for the decade https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/power-and-renewables-deals-hit-a-new-high-for-the-decade/s/f6980caf-7f06-419b-a2d6-d42ff4a207cf Power and renewables deals hit a new high for the decade London, 29 Jan 2015 ‑ Global M&A value in the power and renewables sector has reached the highest level seen in the current decade – up 70% year-on-year - and any further upward movement would... ]]> 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM 105c9c8a-6279-4e19-ad04-6a69bfcaef36/Exchange Traded Fund Assets under management to exceed $5 trillion by 2020 https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/exchange-traded-fund-assets-under-management-to-exceed-5-trillion-by-2020/s/105c9c8a-6279-4e19-ad04-6a69bfcaef36 Exchange Traded Fund Assets under management to exceed $5 trillion by 2020 London, 26 Jan 2015 ‑ Professionally managed financial investments globally are predicted to grow at 6% per annum to reach $100 trillion by 2020, according to a new report by PwC. Exchange traded... ]]> 1/26/2015 10:01:00 AM 394b3da9-c800-4f5f-8900-50bbe35eb6f3/PwC named best Global Treasury Consultant for 14th consecutive year https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-named-best-global-treasury-consultant-for-14th-consecutive-year/s/394b3da9-c800-4f5f-8900-50bbe35eb6f3 PwC named best Global Treasury Consultant for 14th consecutive year Top honour in Treasury Management International’s annual Awards for Innovation and Excellence London, 22 January 2015 – PwC has been recognised by global publication Treasury Management... ]]> 1/22/2015 12:01:00 AM 444a570d-e484-401d-8c46-28414c825f0d/PwC launches 18th Global CEO Survey results in Davos, Switzerland https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-launches-18th-global-ceo-survey-results-in-davos--switzerland-/s/444a570d-e484-401d-8c46-28414c825f0d PwC launches 18th 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 ]]> 1/21/2015 2:48:00 AM 6191f82b-4e96-4bf4-a974-cb253c885cee/CEOs Less Optimistic about Global Economy for 2015 https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/ceos-less-optimistic-about-global-economy-for-2015/s/6191f82b-4e96-4bf4-a974-cb253c885cee CEOs Less Optimistic about Global Economy for 2015 But Confidence in Growth of Their Own Companies Remains Steady United States has overtaken China as top target for growth for the first time in five years Russian CEOs go from most confident in... ]]> 1/20/2015 5:40:00 PM