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Monthly Archive: November 2012

KPMG Tells UK Corporations They Need to Be More Transparent With Taxes

By Kalen Smith, Big4 Blogger

A new report from KPMG states that UK businesses need to take efforts to be more transparent with their tax practices. Stricter tax policies are being enacted throughout the country which many companies are reluctant to accept. Continue reading


Accenture Launches GE Aviation Joint Venture Taleris

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By Michael Foster, Big4.com Blogger

Accenture will be launching a joint venture with GE Aviation. Named Taleris, the new operation will offer operations services that increase operational efficiency by using aircraft performance data and other optimizing solutions developed within the new firm. The firm is expected to be launched in early 2013, after regulatory approval. The size of [...]


Deloitte CEO Discusses Obama Meeting

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By Michael Foster, Big4.com Blogger

 

Deloitte CEO Joe Echevarria said that he was reasssured by talks he attended between the president and business executives on how to handle the upcoming fiscal cliff.

Echevarria said that Obama “recognized that there needed to be entitlement reform and spending cuts, so he didn’t think there was one way to get to the [...]


Big 4.com Interview: Director of environmental sustainability for the Americas at Ernst & Young, Leisha John.

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Ernst and Young has long been known as one of the leaders in sustainability and able to balance their “triple bottom line” of obligations and opportunities, financial as well as social and environmental risk efficiently under the guidance of people like Leisha John, Americas Director of environmental sustainability for the firm.

Shortly after her firm released [...]


Ernst & Young: Chinese media and entertainment industry continues to grow

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

According to Spotlight on China, a report released recently by Ernst & Young, the  economic growth-rate of mainland China has created unprecedented opportunities for Chinese and global media and entertainment companies. The report coincides with the Media & Entertainment Emerging Markets Executive Forum being held in Shanghai.

According to the report the compound annual growth rate [...]


Joint Venture to Provide Accenture: Intelligent Operations Aircraft Planning Venture

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), have agreed to form a new joint venture company called Taleris™ Continue reading


McGladrey: Recognized As a Technology Pacesetter

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

McGladrey LLP, the largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, was recently named by Accounting Today as a Technology Pacesetter, a designation which, according to Accounting Today, “focuses on what it means to be a true leader in the field of business technology implementation and consulting.

“McGladrey has become [...]


Deloitte: Canada’s mining companies need to improve prospects

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

A new report from Deloitte , Tracking the trends 2013, provides commentary and analysis of the top 10 issues most likely to impact the mining sector in 2013 and provides a range of responses that companies can adopt to prepare for shifting industry dynamics. Continue reading


PwC: Dennis M. Nally Reappointed

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

PwC announced recently that Dennis M. Nally has been reappointed to a second term as Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited. Continue reading


PwC: Success in globalisation lies in “how.”

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

PwC has researched the experiences of leading international companies and used data from some 1,250 CEOs to find a framework which will help business leaders make the most of opportunities and avoid common pitfalls. Continue reading


PwC: Life Sciences Venture Capital investing posts gains

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Venture capital (VC) funding in the Life Sciences sector, which includes the Biotechnology and Medical Device industries, gained in Q3 in terms of dollars compared to the second quarter of 2012, but the sector still trended downward for the year, according to a new PwC US report, “Biotech bounce,” that includes data from the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree™ Report, based on data from Thomson Reuters. Continue reading


PwC: mHealth led by emerging markets

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

PwC’s latest publication is entitled ‘Emerging mHealth: Paths for growth.’ In this report, the Economic Intelligence Unit, commissioned by PwC, examines the current state and potential of mHealth in developed and emerging markets, the ongoing barriers to its adoption and implications for companies in the field Continue reading


Capgemini: Global Cloud Adoption Moving into Mainstream

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced the findings of a worldwide survey examining the global uptake of enterprise Cloud and its key drivers and barriers Continue reading


Accenture Report: European Debt Crisis Leads to Surge in Acquisitions

By Kalen Smith, Big4 Blogger

A new report from Accenture has found that the European debt crisis is encouraging many more companies to take advantage of acquisitions in the region. They are going to be looking for new opportunities to take advantage of economic growth throughout the region. Continue reading


Deloitte Encouraged by White House Discussions Over Fiscal Cliff

By Kalen Smith, Big4 Blogger

Joe Echevarria, CEO of Deloitte, recently stated that White House discussions over the fiscal cliff are encouraging. Echevarria said that President Obama is starting to become increasingly optimistic about the prospects for preventing the country from going over the fiscal cliff. He also said that the president is getting a better sense of what steps need to be taken to prevent the crisis from erupting. Continue reading