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Life Sciences Companies Turning to Behavioral Change Business

Life Sciences Companies Turning to Behavioral Change Business

With chronic diseases now accounting for three quarters of all health care spending in developed countries, life sciences companies will face increasing pressure to demonstrate that they are helping patients adopt healthier behaviors and manage their diseases more effectively. Yet to thrive in this environment, companies will be required to fundamentally reinvent their business models [...]

Fashion Retailers Urged to Take Stock

Fashion Retailers Urged to Take Stock

With UK retail sales falling to their lowest point since Easter and growing numbers of clothing stores struggling to survive, Andrew Underwood, partner at KPMG Management Consulting, is warning fashion retailers to adopt a new approach to managing their supply chain, or risk being saddled with debt mountains, caused by immovable stock. He says: “The [...]

Tax Compliance to Be More Complex As Government Rushes New Transfer Pricing Laws

Tax Compliance to Be More Complex As Government Rushes New Transfer Pricing Laws

Australian companies face soaring compliance costs under the second stage of proposed transfer pricing draft legislation due out this month, according to accounting and advisory firm Grant Thornton Australia. Grant Thornton Australia’s national transfer pricing leader, Jason Casas, says anticipated changes to Australia’s transfer pricing rules will have a dramatic effect on companies. A key [...]

Budgeting for the Day Pays the Bills

Budgeting for the Day Pays the Bills

A popular and relative phrase for most people today concerns budgeting money and in many instances it could be the key to survival. In New Zealand, Money Week has started, which is designed to help Kiwis gain some knowledge about budgeting money and everyday financial management. Across the country various educational events are taking place, [...]

Most Employees Plan to Stay with Current Employer Next Year

Most Employees Plan to Stay with Current Employer Next Year

As high unemployment persists and the global economic recovery remains halting and uneven, the “resume tsunami” appears to have been reduced to a “resume riptide.” According to Deloitte’s new global talent survey, Talent 2020, four out of five (80 percent) employees plan to stay with their organizations over the next year, a significant increase from 2011 [...]

Digital Media Expected to Drive Future Growth of Technology

Digital Media Expected to Drive Future Growth of Technology

Global media and entertainment CEOs are optimistic about the digital future and expect digital revenue will be a rapidly increasing percentage of overall revenue for companies, according to Ernst & Young’s latest CEO study. The report reveals that approximately half of all CEOs surveyed believe digital will increase their overall revenues and margins by at [...]

Extreme Weather Events Drive Climate Change Up Board-room Agenda in 2012

Extreme Weather Events Drive Climate Change Up Board-room Agenda in 2012

Carbon emissions globally may rise again soon with economic recovery as fewer than half of companies report a decline in their emissions solely attributable to emission reductions activities. PwC’s Sustainability & Climate Change team comment on the implications of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Global 500 Report findings, which was co-written by PwC. The average [...]

Buyers and Advisors to Blame for Money Lost on Facebook Stock

Buyers and Advisors to Blame for Money Lost on Facebook Stock

Investment in various ways is a gamble without any guarantees of success and those investors seeking desperately someone to blame for their own decisions in buying  facebook stocks need only look in the mirror or at their advisors. Apportioning blame is unfortunately a common trait; it makes the culprit feel better and less inadequate, it [...]

Worldwide Corporate Risk Oversight Needs Improvement – Report

Worldwide Corporate Risk Oversight Needs Improvement – Report

Even though worldwide economic crisis has highlighted corporate risk, a large percentage of companies around the globe do not have strong risk oversight protocols, according to a joint research report by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. In December 2009, the AICPA commissioned the ERM Initiative at [...]

Where to Keep Your Retirement Savings Safe

Where to Keep Your Retirement Savings Safe

Many potential retirees are looking forward to their retirement but some are anxious about keeping retirement safe for their financial future. Various workers have been contributing to the 401(k), but have concerns regarding whether to leave their savings in the account or transfer them to another source. This concern is exaggerated by the present economic [...]

‘United States Must Transcend Political Gridlock to Address America’s Unemployment Problem’

‘United States Must Transcend Political Gridlock to Address America’s Unemployment Problem’

Job creation in the United States is hampered by supply and demand, but not in a traditional sense, according to new research from Deloitte. Specifically, the demand for highly skilled and adaptable workers is accelerating, but the skill set of the country’s available talent is either outdated or out of stock, Deloitte reports. Moreover, the [...]

British Banking Future Lies in Banking Societies, Says KPMG

British Banking Future Lies in Banking Societies, Says KPMG

Building societies are entering a renewed period of potential growth and success which could lead to them fulfilling a new regional banking role by the end of the decade, says a KPMG report. KPMG’s 22nd annual Building Societies Database, which analyses the performance of the UK’s 47 building societies as at April 2012, highlights that [...]

Money for Family and Friends Could Lead to Emotional or Financial Disaster

Money for Family and Friends Could Lead to Emotional or Financial Disaster

Suddenly, a desperate family member or friend approached you, pleading for financial help. In the present economy of today it could create a dilemma for you between feelings of obligation to help, or can you really afford the burden of lending money? This question is expanded by the sum and any terms and conditions related [...]

Largest Global Companies Working to Mitigate Energy Risks

Largest Global Companies Working to Mitigate Energy Risks

The largest global corporations are already tackling potential future energy cost rises through C-suite engagement and proactive energy strategies, according to a survey of US$1b-plus global companies. The survey of 100 global company executives operating within energy intensive sectors, found 38% of respondents expect energy costs to rise by 15% or more in the next [...]

Inflation – Is Gold More Speculation Than Investment Protection?

Inflation – Is Gold More Speculation Than Investment Protection?

The official inflation rate is stated to be two or three percent, but to the average person, this rate is not reflected in their everyday cost of living. For investors the benefits associated with gold & investment mean that they only gain if the market dictates that they can sell at a better price than [...]

Asset Management Opportunities in New Realities

Asset Management Opportunities in New Realities

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and Ernst & Young have released a joint study at the NZZ Capital Market Forum in Zurich on September 3, 2012. The study proposes how asset managers in Switzerland can take advantage of business opportunities in a rapidely changing environment. Growth opportunities outside Switzerland can be found on the Asian markets. [...]

Positive Outlook for Russian Inward Investment As It Joins WTO

Positive Outlook for Russian Inward Investment As It Joins WTO

Despite the global economic uncertainty investors remain positive about the long-term attractiveness of Russia as an investment destination according to Ernst & Young’s second Russia Attractiveness Survey. The report combines an analysis of international investment into Russia over the last year with a survey of more than 200 global executives on their views about how [...]

How to Profit from Students with Real Estate

How to Profit from Students with Real Estate

While students make preparations for fall classes, their parents and grandparents could be researching the real estate market in the campus areas, regarding, making a profit from students.  Investing in housing for students could not only be the answer for reducing the tuition bill, but also provide a source of income and even a tax [...]

‘Japanese Companies Require Transformation for Growth’

‘Japanese Companies Require Transformation for Growth’

Dennis M. Nally, chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd., told a group of business leaders in Tokyo, Japan that corporate leaders in the country are starting to realise they need to address key global realities in order to take best advantage of their growth prospects in Asia and around the world. Mr. Nally disclosed the findings [...]

Worldwide Economic Prospects Take Toll on Asia Pacific Outlook

Worldwide Economic Prospects Take Toll on Asia Pacific Outlook

Economic disruption, including possible recession in the U.S., the Eurozone crisis and the slowing of expansion in China have taken a toll on the confidence of CEOs in the Asia-Pacific region. Just 36% of executives surveyed by PwC said they are “very confident” of business growth over the next 12 months. Longer term, however, prospects [...]

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