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31 press releases from January 2015

30 January 2015

Europe’s loan portfolio market to top €100bn in 2015

Europe’s loan portfolio market to top €100bn in 2015 European loan portfolios with a face value of €91bn were sold in 2014, up from €64bn...

29 January 2015

M&A trends in the European Entertainment and Media Industry

· Deal value in 2013 and 2014 was three times the annual levels of 2010-2012 · E&M total deal value in H2 2014 was the...

Creating winning culture essential if financial services firms are to flourish, says PwC

Cultural change in the financial services sector is destined to fail if players continue to focus on it primarily as a compliance requirement, says a...

27 January 2015

GDP figures - PwC chief economist comments

In response to new GDP data released today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "Today's figures confirmed that there had been some slowdown in the...

26 January 2015

Nominations now open for the 2015 UK Private Business Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2015 UK Private Business Awards (The Diamonds), which celebrate the best of UK private businesses and their contribution to...

PwC: Exchange Traded Fund Assets Under Management to exceed $5 Trillion by 2020

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) will pay a prominent role in the growth of professionally managed financial investments, which are predicted to grow at 6% per...

Martha L. Ruiz Named Co-Leader of PwC’s Oscars® Balloting Team

PwC Enters its 81st Consecutive Year Preserving Secrecy of OscarsWinners PwC announced today that Martha L. Ruiz has joined Brian Cullinan as the new Oscars...

Non-executives see a return to fee increases but change is on the way

Non-executive directors in the UK’s largest companies have seen a move towards annual fee increases in 2014, according to PwC’s annual non-executive director report. Despite...

23 January 2015

SMMT auto manufacturing figures - PwC comments

Speaking about the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ UK car manufacturing figures released today, Phil Harrold, automotive expert at PwC, said: “The 2014 production...

PwC Legal advises Guvera on purchase of blinkbox Music

PwC Legal advised Guvera on its acquisition of Tesco’s music streaming division, blinkbox Music, as part of Guvera’s expansion into the European market. Formerly WE7...

He’s behind you… PwC chairman backs the firm’s 29th annual panto

Over 200 City employees from professional services firm PwC hit the West End stage this week in a sell out run of the firm’s 29th...

22 January 2015

ECB QE announcement - PwC senior economic adviser comments

Commenting on today's ECB's quantitative easing (QE) announcement, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser, PwC, said: "The ECB programme of QE launched today is larger in...

21 January 2015

Earnings & employment data - PwC chief economist comments

Commenting on today's new earnings and employment data, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "For the first time since before the recession, clear blue water...

20 January 2015

Reality check for UK CEOs: PwC Global CEO Survey reveals confidence levels remain high, but note of caution as skills remain a key concern

"Our 2015 Global CEO Survey shows that UK CEOs are more confident than their European peers, but the high levels of optimism we saw last...

PwC adds new health and protection team

PwC has appointed Naomi Saragoussi to develop its private healthcare and group protection advisory business. Naomi has more than 30 years of experience in employee...

PwC Legal advises George Scarr-Hall Investments Limited on the sale of GSH Group Plc's UK, Ireland and European operations

PwC Legal advised the vendor on the sale of the UK, Ireland and European operations of GSH Group Plc ("GSH"), the leading Technical Facilities Management...

19 January 2015

Growth in financial services continues but building societies under pressure – CBI/PwC

The majority of financial services firms reported rising business volumes in the three months to December, according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey. Overall...

CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey – Optimism among Insurers down but technology and staff investment continuing to grow

Optimism among life insurers deteriorated in the final three months of last year, according to the 101st CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey launched today. Total costs...

CBI/ PwC Financial Services Survey – Asset managers hoping for return to growth in 2015

Business optimism among investment managers was broadly flat - the first time it has failed to improve in three years - according to the 101st...

16 January 2015

PwC respond to the announcement of a joint US and UK cyber squad

Responding to the announcement of a joint US and UK cyber squad, Richard Horne, cyber security partner at PwC said; “As the Prime Minister and...

FTSE 350 companies feel unprepared to manage cyber risk in an increasingly digital world

FTSE 350 boards are growing more confident in their investments to mitigate cyber risks, but they are also aware of the huge scale of the...

14 January 2015

Pension schemes now able to access entire pensions buyout market with Skyval Insure

Companies and pension scheme trustees looking to remove pension liabilities from their balance sheet can now test the viability of buyout/buy-in deals directly with all...

Interest in secondary assets and recovering markets continues to rise in the face of strong competition for prime assets and a European capital surge

- Dublin, Madrid, Athens, Birmingham, Amsterdam and Lisbon all set to benefit from increased investor interest - Competition for prime assets in Europe’s major real...

13 January 2015

PwC comment on ONS house price data: London house prices fall for the third consecutive month

Commenting on the ONS house price figures out today, Richard Snook, senior economist, PwC, said: “Today's ONS data shows that average house prices in London...

PwC appoints Lachlan Roos as UK Hedge Fund Leader

PwC appoints Lachlan Roos as UK Hedge Fund Leader PwC has appointed Lachlan Roos as its new UK hedge fund leader, taking over from Rob...

12 January 2015

PwC’s 2014 UK hotels round-up and look ahead to 2015

According to PwC analysis, London hoteliers have seen the capital trading at a very high level and although trading wobbled a bit in the middle...

09 January 2015

ONS Construction Output figures: Construction sector continues to catch its breath

Commenting on today's Office for National Statistics Output in the Construction Industry figures, Chris Temple, engineering and construction leader at PwC, said: “The fall in...

ONS Index of Production; 'Steady as she goes' for manufacturing

Commenting on the latest Office of National Statistics Index of Production figures, Darren Jukes, industrial manufacturing leader at PwC, said: “These figures represent a continuation...

Leading data protection practitioner and former Assistant Information Commissioner joins PwC Legal

Mick Gorrill, a leading data protection expert and former head of enforcement at the Information Commissioner’s Office, has joined PwC Legal. Mick Gorrill has led...

07 January 2015

SMMT New Car Registrations Figures: Great news for the UK automotive industry

Commenting on the latest SMMT new car registrations figures released today, Phil Harrold, automotive partner at PwC, said: "These figures are great news for the...

05 January 2015

Markit/CIPS UK construction PMI - PwC comments

Commenting on the latest Markit/CIPS UK construction PMI, Chris Temple, engineering and construction leader at PwC, said: "The construction sector has experienced a short term...
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