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Monthly Archive: February 2011

UK Insolvencies Appear to Stabilize In 2010, But Still Under Pressure

A guest blog post by Melanie Taylor, an insolvency and debt expert at
As we move forward into 2011, let’s take a moment to look back and analyse the various insolvency statistics from 2010.
A look at individual insolvencies
Official figures from The Insolvency Service have recently revealed that in […]

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Accenture Match Play 2011 – Dominant Donald Beats Kaymer For WGC Championship

Luke Donald continued his dominance in the Accenture 2011 Match Play and became a deserved champion by beating Martin Kaymer in just 16 holes; and never playing 18 holes all week.
In the consolation match, Matt Kuchar capped off a solid week by winning over Bubba Watson to become No. 10 in the world.
Kaymer ‘s consolation was to become No. 1 […]

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Deloitte: Rated number one HR technology and transformation practice

Based on breadth and depth of capabilities in Kennedy’s inaugural HR Technology and Transformation Consulting Marketplace 2010-2013, Deloitte has been positioned as the No. 1 Global HR Technology & Transformation consulting practice.

 Key findings that helped this accolade along include the fact the firm’s consultants […]

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Deloitte: Construction sector expected to perform strongly in 2011, only marginal improvement for Australian manufacturers.

An Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) /Deloitte National CEO Survey said that overall business leaders were anticipating that the economy overall will present growth opportunities in the year ahead. 

The survey of 530 CEOs in the manufacturing, services and construction industries had good and bad news when the poll got specific, however. The services sector as a whole anticipates gains across […]

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PwC: Asian CEO confidence at 93% as growth expected over the next 12 months

According to the PwC’s 14th Annual Global CEO Survey, 93% of chief executives in the region are confident of growth in the next 12 months and renewed confidence was spread across all countries around Asia . CEOs in India (88%), China (72%) and ASEAN (60%) were particularly upbeat about the prospects for term growth. Japan was the least confident (25%). […]

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PwC: Rewards tailored to an individuals motivations is one focus of The Psychology of Incentives released today.

The Psychology of Incentives, published today, is based on research which included surveying around 100 senior executives within FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 firms to test their reactions to different types of pay scenarios. It found, among other things that ensuring rewards are tailored to an individual’s motivations, relevant to their needs and easily understood, is one of the main […]

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KPMG: New chairman of KPMGs Global Infrastructure practice appointed

James Stewart OBE, recently chief executive of Infrastructure UK (IUK) and formerly of Partnerships UK (PUK) will be the new chairman of KPMG’s Global Infrastructure practice. He will succeed Tim Stone CBE, the current chairman. 

Stewart has been the face of UK infrastructure, in the UK and internationally, for the last 10 years. He is widely respected for his leadership qualities […]

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KPMG: Stephen Yiu appointed chairman of KPMG China

KPMG China is pleased to announce Stephen Yiu s appointment as Chairman. Stephen brings extensive experience in the securities market in mainland China and Hong Kong, and has assisted clients in the initial public offering of shares on the China and Hong Kong stock exchanges. Stephen joined KPMG in 1983 and previously served as Audit Partner-in-charge for KPMG China. He […]

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Accenture Match Play 2011 Day 4: Kaymer and Donald Cleared For Final

Day 4 featured 4 quarter finals and 2 semi finals all packed in one full Saturday.
And it was not without its upsets, surprises and great drama.
First, Martin Kaymer started the day and won 1 up against Miguel Angel Jimenez in a tight quarterfinal match, thus shutting out one of the oldest tournament contenders.
Bubba Watson had an amazing comeback against J.B. […]

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Deloitte: Modern day corporations need to be tech savvy to stay competitive, report

The Tech-Intelligent Board: Priorities for Tech-Savvy Directors as they oversee IT Risk and Strategy report from Deloitte is clear in that it stresses the need to be tech savvy in the modern business world. The report examines boards of directors’ roles in providing effective oversight of information technology (IT) and highlights key issues.   

 It concludes there are five critical IT-related issues that […]

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Deloitte: Stores becoming collection/drop-off points for online orders, Deloitte research.

Twenty one percent of all internet transactions involve some research in-store according to new research by Deloitte. In many cases, customers are researching in-store with one retailer before purchasing online at a cheaper price with another.


There is a trend for retailers to use some of […]

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PwC: Australian Manufacturers remained cautious in January

The January Australian Industry Group – PwC Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI®) remained mostly unchanged at 46.7 points last monthy with manufacturers showing caution as they drove down inventories causing the inventories sub-index to drop 11.4 points, rather than ordering new stock. New orders fell in seven of the 12 sub-sectors.

Manufacturers ran […]

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PwC: Personal Brand Week 2.0 eBook is a Free Download

Making an impression is now available as a free download, PwC US has announced . The eBook combines helpful tips, advice and worksheets shared during PwC’s "Personal Brand Week 2.0" campaign.  
PwC is also making the document free of charge to all colleges and universities in the US, where […]

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KPMG: Fragmented Workforce The New Norm For Employers

The traditional working day for Australian professional workers has changed due to access to technology. This is one of the findings from the new KPMG study Work Fragmentation-How Much Is Too Much? that was recently released.

Some workers’ ability to work easily outside work hours had led to changes in what they consider work and leisure.  This growing sub-culture needs […]

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KPMG: Cost still main priority when managing supply chains, leading industrial companies

The KPMG International survey, Global Manufacturing Outlook – Relationships, Risk and Reach, polled nearly 200 senior-level executives from across North America, Western Europe and Asia-Pacific as to their views on how their supply chains were changing as a result of prevailing economic uncertainty. The survey has made some interesting findings.  

Among then are the fact that cost still reigns among 66 […]

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