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09 February 2016

Insurance potentially one of the most disrupted sectors, says CEO Survey

Insurance is potentially one of the most disrupted business sectors according to PwC’s 19th Annual Global CEO Survey. Only the entertainment and media sector is suffering greater disruption, the Survey says. While individuals and businesses turn to insurance companies to help them manage the increasing risks they face in a...

The doctor will ‘I.T.’ you now - apps and supermarkets to deliver new generation healthcare.

Almost four-in-10 people would take advice from their GP through their smartphone or tablet while six-in-10 would be happy to see a GP while shopping in the favourite retail store. PwC commissioned a poll of 2,000 UK consumers, patients and clinicians for the firm’s Capture the Growth study. This found...

21 January 2016

Employment not the sole measure of economic performance - PwC

Northern Ireland is projected to be the poorest performing of the 12 UK regions in 2016, according to PwC’s latest Northern Ireland Economic Outlook. PwC says Northern Ireland will deliver gross value added (GVA) growth of around 1.4% in 2016 - down on 2015’s estimate of 1.5% - and well...

19 January 2016

UK CEOs hold their nerve despite rising global threats - PwC Annual Global CEO Survey

UK business leaders remain confident about prospects for the year ahead Recruitment and mergers & acquisition (M&A) are key priorities UK remains an investment hotspot for global companies CEOs see more threats than three years ago as geopolitical and cyber concerns rise UK CEOs are investing heavily in their people...

13 January 2016

Dublin is Europe’s third most attractive real estate market.

Dublin remains one of Europe’s commercial property hotspots according to the latest annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2016, published jointly by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC. According to the report, published today [Wednesday 13 January 2016] the five leading European cities for commercial investment prospects in...

11 November 2015

Housing and utility bills could account for over a quarter of UK consumer spending by 2020

Average real consumer spending growth to slow to around 2.3% pa in 2017-20 Northern Ireland GDP growth expected to average around 1.6% in 2015. Housing and utilities are projected to account for over 25% of total UK household spending by 2020, according to PwC’s latest UK Economic Outlook. (UKEO) Dr...

05 November 2015

Belfast amongst the UK’s top-10 most attractive cities for life and work.

Belfast is amongst the 10 best UK cities in which to live and work, according to a new report that ranks cities on a combination of economic performance and quality of life. Proving that there’s more to life than GDP, the 2015 Good Growth for Cities index from PwC and...

22 October 2015

UK could boost GDP by £55 billion by developing the economic potential of younger people

UK ranks 21st out of 34 OECD countries in PwC’s Young Workers index in 2014, down slightly from 20th place in 2006. Ireland ranks 19th and matching Germany could boost Irish GDP by around £5.8bn. Switzerland and Germany top the table, followed by Austria, Iceland, Norway and Canada. If the...

19 October 2015

There’s no such thing as a free lunch: so, why would you expect a free current account?

Consumer trust in their banks remains low. Against that backdrop now might not seem the most obvious time to be making the case to move away from the free banking model. The evidence, including PwC’s consumer research, suggests doing so is however necessary - both for the good of customers...

08 October 2015

UK businesses fail to take cyber security seriously

Nearly 10% of UK companies don’t know how many cybersecurity attacks they have had this year and, even after the fact, 14% don’t know how they happened. That’s according to, ‘Turnaround and Transformation’, the latest Global State of Information Security® Survey 2016, released today by PwC in conjunction with CIO...
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