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32 press releases from July 2011

31 July 2011

CEOs learn lessons from Japan, but keep confidence in business enviroment

Over 60% of CEOs say confidence in Japan remains unchanged Over 60% of CEOs say confidence in Japan remains unchanged Of companies doing business in...

29 July 2011

Sweeping changes to pay heading to many asset managers, private equity firms and hedge funds

Buried in the recent consultation paper on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) are stringent rules on pay that will have far reaching consequences...

28 July 2011

European Parliament agrees that Solvency II should be delayed until 2014 - PwC comments

PwC comments on the release of The Committee of Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament’s draft report on Omnibus II, which includes the...

27 July 2011

To produce the green shoots of recovery, the Chancellor needs to do some serious pruning

PwC responds to growth figures and Chancellor’s promise of tax cuts Following yesterday’s growth figures, here are three areas in which the Chancellor can begin...

The London 2012 Games - business and economic impact – PwC

With only a year to go until the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Games, PwC has surveyed over 2,000 UK consumers and 500 UK...

26 July 2011

UK GDP growth marginally positive, but could have been worse, says PwC

The UK economy grew by a meagre 0.2% in the second quarter of 2011, according to the initial estimates from the Office of National Statistics...

High Speed 2: On track for delivering a return on Government investment, new report reveals

PwC has produced the first analysis of what the Government could expect to see as a financial return if it sells the infrastructure of High...

21 July 2011

Eurozone debt crisis – PwC response

With emergency talks in Brussels taking place today to ensure the stability of the single currency, Brian Lochead, partner and co-leader of PwC’s European Restructuring...

20 July 2011

PwC comments on new accountancy degree launched today by Manchester Metropolitan University

Responding to the announcement of the new Professional Accountancy degree launched today by Manchester Metropolitan University, ICAEW and AAT, Richard Irwin, head of student recruitment,...

18 July 2011

PwC announces ambitious growth strategy for Africa

US $100m investment Launch of integrated advisory business Plans to recruit an additional 8000 people PwC, Africa’s leading professional services firm, has today announced an...

One in three workers openly admits to skiving

Boredom and depression at work the most common cause Employees more likely to pull sickies if colleagues do so Younger workers (18-34) more prone One...

15 July 2011

ISAE 3402: More demand for internal controls benchmark as companies look to convert transparency into competitive advantage

A rising number of outsourcers are working to reassure their stakeholders by means of an independently assured report that all their processes are robust and...

PwC insolvency statistics show continuing fall in UK corporate insolvencies in 2011, but businesses are worse off than this time last year

The latest PwC analysis into corporate insolvency numbers demonstrates that the decline in the level of insolvencies witnessed in 2010 has continued into the second...

Bank stress tests results due - PwC comments

PwC experts are available to comment ahead of the release of the EU-wide stress tests for banks today (Friday 15th July). Richard Barfield, director at...

14 July 2011

PwC looks for future business stars in first year university interns

PwC has given 100 first year university students the chance to showcase their skills and prove they can be the future stars of the firm,...

13 July 2011

Insurers respond well to challenges of IFRS but greater volume has not always meant greater comparability

Major global insurers have responded well to the enormous challenge in moving to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and many companies have gone beyond the...

PwC Appoints Coolin Desai as New UK Head of Transport & Logistics

PwC has appointed Coolin Desai as the new UK head of its Transport & Logistics arm. He will be responsible for leading and co-ordinating PwC's...

12 July 2011

PwC comment on Renewables Roadmap release and technologies

Daniel Guttmann, director of PwC’s renewables and cleantech team, and a specialist in renewables technologies comments on the government's launch of the Renewables Roadmap to...

PwC comment on Electricity Market Reform statement

PwC’s energy and climate change teams comment on the statement on Electricity Market Reform today. PwC’s energy and climate change teams comment on the statement...

Shortlist for Private Business Awards 2011 shows private businesses are thriving in UK

Virgin Active, 99p stores, Go Compare, Arup and Hunter Boots are just some of the companies that have been shortlisted in the first annual Private...

House prices to remain subdued for some years

Average UK real house prices are unlikely to recover to their previous peak levels until around 2020, according to analysis by PwC in its latest...

11 July 2011

PwC win Sustainability Consultancy of the Year

PwC’s sustainability and climate change practice have won Consultancy of the Year at the Business Green Leaders Awards in London. The awards recognise leaders and...

Corporate UK overpaying £5bn a year into pension schemes

Companies are overpaying into defined benefit pension schemes, with funding targets more than 10% higher than necessary, according to research by PwC. Across corporate UK,...

10 July 2011

Global A&D programmes under pressure? PwC report shows how to deliver

As the world’s global aerospace and defence (A&D) companies face mounting pressure to deliver their programmes, new research launched today by PwC shows how it...

08 July 2011

UK retailers have closed 20 stores a day on average in 2011, says PwC and Local Data Company analysis

· Retail insolvencies have risen by 9% since this time last year · Numbers of clothes, shoe shops, jewellers and bookshops are all falling ·...

07 July 2011

London dominates as European IPOs are boosted by natural resource demand in a hostile market

Turbulent market conditions have badly affected the IPO market across Europe, but London remains a key destination for primary IPO listings Companies in the mining...

06 July 2011

Raising retirement age alone is not sufficient for long term UK debt sustainability – PwC

Reducing UK public debt to pre-crisis levels in the long run will require additional tax rises and/or spending cuts of around £20 billion by 2020...

05 July 2011

Fresh perspectives on audit: the investors and analysts opinion

Investment community lays down gauntlet for changes to the reporting and audit framework As the future of the current audit framework remains under the microscope,...

Fresh perspectives on audit: the investors and analysts opinion

Investment community lays down gauntlet for changes to the reporting and audit framework As the future of the current audit framework remains under the microscope,...

04 July 2011

Dilnot Commission’s recommendations on long term care funding – PwC comments

PwC experts are available to comment on the publication of the Dilnot Commission’s recommendations on the funding of long-term care. Edward Bramley-Harker, economics director and...

James Quin joins PwC from Citigroup to head insurance market reporting business

PwC has recruited James Quin to join its financial services accounting advisory business. He joins from Citigroup, where he was a managing director and head...

01 July 2011

PwC announces 81 new partner admissions

PwC announces 81 new partner admissions PwC has announced that 50 new partners will be admitted to the firm with effect from 1 July 2011...
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