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16 press releases from May 2006

30 May 2006

IFRS first year adoption: delivery challenges faced by the oil, gas and utilities sectors

Implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) poses unique challenges for companies in the oil, gas and utilities industries. Many companies have already produced their...

Next tech boom looming?

The pursuit of digital convergence, and the resulting urge-to-merge, will likely deliver the next boom in the technology industry according to PricewaterhouseCoopers ‘Technology Executive Connections’...

25 May 2006

Pharma companies poised to unlock Russia's potential

Russia offers substantial growth opportunities for the pharmaceuticals sector, according to report launched today by PricewaterhouseCoopers. ‘The Russian Federation - Prescription for Growth’, concludes that...

24 May 2006

Financial institutions should put customers’ needs first to win the battle for revenue growth

The battle for revenue growth among banks, insurers and asset management companies will be fought on three main fronts: improved technology, effective use of information...

M&A activity reaches new highs in the global metals industry

The metals industry continued to consolidate in 2005, as the leading producers sought to control the rising cost of raw materials by purchasing their suppliers...

23 May 2006

Summer corporate hospitality - be aware of the tax implications

As summer arrives, so too does the start of the season of quintessentially British sporting and cultural events, including Chelsea Flower Show, Glyndebourne, the British...

22 May 2006

Treasurers should take opportunity to demonstrate the added value of treasury in challenging environment, survey finds

Treasurers have an opportunity to add value to their businesses in a complex and ever-changing environment, according to a new pan-European survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP....

17 May 2006

Regional casino investment could stimulate the development of new high-quality leisure facilities for UK regions

As the Government prepares to issue 17 ‘new-style’ casino licences, research conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP demonstrates the benefits these schemes will have in cross-funding new...

International business backs arbitration to settle cross-border disputes

The use of international arbitration to resolve cross-border disputes has received widespread backing from international businesses, wary of the alternative of seeking redress through the...

16 May 2006

Major differences in tax treatment of emissions rights across Europe yield tax planning opportunity for companies

After nearly 17 months of trading under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, there are still significant uncertainties and inconsistencies in relation to the tax treatment...

12 May 2006

Few companies ready for lifestyle media challenge

Media and communications businesses can expect challenging times ahead in order to develop business models and processes that support the new consumer-driven era of lifestyle...

11 May 2006

Cross-border deals drive significant M&A growth in European Financial Services

Cross-border deals in Europe eclipsed domestic transactions and accounted for the majority of M&A activity in the financial services sector during 2005, as organisations sought...

10 May 2006

VR Plastics Limited and VRPG Limited- In Administrative Receivership

Stuart Maddison and Matthew Hammond of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP were appointed joint administrative receivers of VR Plastics Limited and its holding company, VRPG Limited on 4...

09 May 2006

Social housing policy should now focus on mixed communities, says PricewaterhouseCoopers survey

A survey of over 100 housing experts by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has revealed that there is support for the Government’s social housing policies, but the focus...

05 May 2006

Personal insolvencies reach highest ever quarterly total

The number of people who have become bankrupt or entered into an Individual Voluntary Agreement (IVA) in England and Wales in the first quarter of...

03 May 2006

Non-US companies struggle to make Sarbanes-Oxley compliance sustainable in the longer term

Non-US companies that are required to comply with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation for the first time this year, are so focused on the...
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