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Monthly Archive: October 2009

KPMG: Emerging Markets Cross-Border Deals Have Slowed

There was a dramatic slowdown in cross-border M&A deals that involved the emerging market companies to buy assets in the developed economies, in the first half of 2009. According to the EMIAT (Emerging Markets International Acquisition Tracker) of KPMG, there were only 70 M&A deals in the first half of the year. This figure is exactly 50 percent down than [...]


Ernst & Young Get Top Spot As Best Company For Working Mothers

Ernst & Young LLP, a leading tax and advisory service provide across the world, has been ranked as one of the top 10 companies by Working Mother magazine for the fourth year in a row. Ernst & Young LLP as well as the other winning companies are pioneering programs and offering extended parental leaves, flexible work arrangements, and on-site lactation [...]


Deloitte Consumer Spending Index Rises in August 2009

Deloitte, a global professional service providing company, has reached their highest point in Consumer Spending Index since before the start of this economic downturn. The Consumer Spending Index of Deloitte has moved up again in the month of August. This Index tracks the consumer cash flow and works as an indicator of the future consumer spending.

Carl Steidtmann, author of the [...]


Ernst & Young Focuses On Growth in Indian Infrastructure Sector

Ernst & Young, the leading assurance and tax service proving company, has surveyed the leading private equity (PE) firms and the factors that attracted them to the Indian infrastructure sector. The report published by the company is known as “The opportunity framework: private equity in Indian infrastructure”. According to the Ernst & Young-Assocham Survey, the global economic downturn has not [...]


PwC Finds Q2-2009 Losses in Canadian Forest And Paper Sector

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), an industry-focused advisory and assurance service provider, has stated that the FPP (forest, paper and packaging) sector of Canada has been negatively impacted by the economic downturn experienced all over the world during the second quarter of the year 2009. PwC has surveyed 15 such companies. According to their quarterly net earnings review, the [...]


KPMG: Trust Levels Between Utility Operators And Regulators Are Improving

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

KPMG International recently conducted a survey along with the Economist Intelligence Unit to examine the level of trust between the operators and regulators across five utility sectors. These sectors include power, telecoms, transport, water and post. The report called “Building Trust in Regulation” has pointed out that levels of trust are improving between these utility operators [...]


Capgemini Australia Acquires Software Testing Firm Nu Solutions

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Capgemini Australia has signed an agreement to acquire Nu Solutions, an Australian software testing company. Capgemini Australia is a subsidiary of Capgemini Group, which is one of foremost providers of outsourcing and technology services of the world. This acquisition has position Capgemini Australia as a leading company in the field of managed [...]


Comed Selects Accenture For Pilot Smart Meter System

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Accenture, a global management consulting and technology outsourcing company, was chosen by ComEd for designing and deploying the data management system for their proposed AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) pilot. ComEd (Commonwealth Edison Company) is a unit of the Chicago-based Exelon Corporation. This Advanced Metering Infrastructure pilot, if approved by the ICC (Illinois [...]


Gay And Lesbian Chamber Bestows Key Honor on KPMG

 

KPMG International, a global tax and advisory service providing firm, has been named as the “International Corporation of the Year” by IGLCC (International Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce). The company was so named due to its inclusion initiatives and diversity. IGLCC presents this award to companies that can demonstrate leadership, commitment and support to the International Gay and Lesbian [...]


Forrester Calls Capgemini A Leading SAP Implementation Provider

Capgemini, one of the foremost providers of technology and consulting services of the world, has been named as a leading SAP Implementation Providers in an independent report by Forrester Research, Inc. Capgemini was one of the selected companies that were invited by Forrester to participate in its report published on August 10, 2009. The report called “The Forrester Wave™ SAP [...]


Accenture Helps PosteMobile Reduce Fraud, Improve Performance

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Accenture, a leading management consulting and technology service provider across the world, has developed business solutions for PosteMobile. Accenture has teamed with HP to provide this solution. PosteMobile or Poste Italiane Group is one of the leading providers of mobile communication in Italy. The business solutions ensure fraud protection and will also [...]


Deloitte: Organizations Face Significant Talent Gap In InfoTech

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Deloitte, a global professional service provider, recently conducted a survey in collaboration with company chief information officers. They interviewed 306 executive business managers and information technology decision-makers of companies with revenues of $500 million and above. They also obtained additional insights through personal interviews with some of the selected respondents. According to [...]


PwC: Asia Has Best Prospects For Consumer-Products Companies

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a leading industry-focused assurance and advisory service providing company, has published a report called “Glimmers amid the gloom”. According to this report, Asia continues to offer growth opportunities for consumer-products companies and retailers. However, this Asia market is developing at a slower rate. Simultaneously the report revealed that the CEE [...]


Accenture Teams With P&G For Better Digital Capabilities

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Accenture, a leading management consulting and technology service provider of the world, is teaming with Procter & Gamble to transform the latter’s on-line digital capability and global Web technology infrastructure. Accenture will become the primary technology and infrastructure services provider of P&G (Procter & Gamble), under this multi-year agreement.

Simultaneously, Procter & Gamble [...]