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19 press releases from June 2008

30 June 2008

Credit crunch pain continues with sharp falls in profitability and business activity for financial services

The impact of the credit crunch on the UK financial services industry has worsened over the past quarter, as profitability fell at a record pace...

26 June 2008

Private equity investment increases by more than one-third in 2007

Investment by BVCA member firms showed an underlying increase of more than one-third in 2007 despite the turbulent conditions caused by the credit crunch in...

25 June 2008

South east Europe is the rising star for foreign direct investment, according to the latest PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP emerging markets index

South east Europe is the rising star for foreign direct investment, according to the latest PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP emerging markets index Countries in the south east...

24 June 2008

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP appointed global adviser and report writer to Carbon Disclosure Project

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a collaboration of 385 institutional investors with assets under management of US$57 trillion, today announced the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers as...

23 June 2008

China set for top-of-the-table tussle with the US in Olympics showdown while British Olympic team targets 28 medals at Beijing 2008

Home advantage, strong government support for sport and recent rapid economic growth could see China go head to head with the US at the top...

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP pensions survey reveals impact of desired exodus from defined benefit schemes

The use of new strategies to reduce or rid the balance sheet of defined benefit (DB) pension liabilities is accelerating, with a growing number of...

20 June 2008

Pharma 2020: companies will use virtual R&D to increase innovation and reduce commercial deficit

Pharma 2020: companies will use virtual R&D to increase innovation and reduce commercial deficit By 2020 the Pharma R&D process may be shortened by two-thirds,...

Sustainable products in perfect storm to move into consumer mainstream

Economic, regulatory and consumer pressures will bring wave of innovation and action by retailers and consumer goods companies Consumers want to buy more sustainably but...

18 June 2008

Arran Brewery saved as administrators sell business

Graham Martin and Laurie Manson of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, joint administrators of The Arran Brewery Company Limited, the award winning micro brewery on the Island of...

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP tax partner recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

John Whiting, tax partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, has been recognised for his contribution to public service in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List with the accolade of...

Collaboration must be on the cards for UK entertainment and media companies, says PricewaterhouseCoopers

UK entertainment and media (E&M) companies need to strike up strategic business alliances in order to optimise growth over the next five years – reveals...

National minimum wage decision on tips brings widespread ramifications for restaurant industry

An Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) ruling that tip distribution schemes, ‘troncs’, do not count towards the national minimum wage signals a period of uncertainty for...

17 June 2008

Revenues soaring but with costs eating into margins, is this as good as it gets for many miners?

A report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, ‘Mine – As good as it gets?’, shows that while revenues of the top 40 mining companies grew by 32% in...

05 June 2008

Rates on hold for now but more cuts will be needed

As expected, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) left interest rates on hold today. John Hawksworth, Head of Macroeconomics at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP commented: "Today's decision was...

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP advises on one of the largest pension liability ‘buy-outs’ on record

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has advised on a transaction under which the majority of the pensioner liabilities of the Delta Pension Plan, sponsored by Delta Plc (“Delta”),...

04 June 2008

Less is more for the World Land Trust and PricewaterhouseCoopers

Marking World Environment Day on Thursday 5 June, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has launched a new initiative with the World Land Trust which will protect acres of...

03 June 2008

Construction firms should look eastwards as growth slows in mature markets

As the pipeline of construction projects comes under pressure in the mature markets of the US, UK and Western Europe, construction firms are increasingly looking...

02 June 2008

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP announces executive leadership

Following the announcement of Ian Powell as Chairman and Senior Partner elect of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP on 17 April 2008, the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Executive Board was...

Industrial manufacturing sector produces further growth

Deal making in the global industrial manufacturing industry is growing strongly and looks set to remain at high levels in both the near and longer...
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