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PricewaterhouseCoopers: Boeing Beats EADS To Be Biggest Aerospace Manufacturer

 

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
14 September 2010

Boeing has beaten EADS to reclaim its place as the biggest aerospace manufacturer, based on a recent Top 100 survey compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (‘PwC’) and ‘Flight International’ magazine.

Boeing re-gained its top position as its commercial and military aircraft sales increased, but its European rivals suffered revenue declines in both types. Boeing delivered 481 […]


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Capgemini: Latin America Follows India & China As Preferred Outsourcing Destination

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter
14 September 2010

The second annual Capgemini Executive Outsourcing Survey (of 300 senior executives at Fortune 1000 companies) finds that Latin America is the third most popular outsourcing destination – 25% of responding companies are currently outsourcing to this region. Latin America is still behind leaders India (60% currently outsourcing) and China (27% outsourcing), and considered a […]


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Ernst & Young Reports On Growing Need For Unconventional Sources of Natural Gas

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
13 September 2010

Global natural gas demand is forecast to grow by 1.5% per annum through to 2030, and is expected to grow faster in developing countries and in developed countries. As appetite for natural gas as a cleaner-burning source of energy grows all over the world, it will create demand for tapping additional sources, especially unconventional […]


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Toronto-Based PKF Hill LLP Merges With Grant Thornton LLP Canada

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter
13 September 2010

Grant Thornton LLP is announcing that Toronto-based accounting, tax and business advisory firm PKF Hill LLP will merge with the firm effective October 1, 2010, from which date the merged firm will operate as Grant Thornton LLP. The firm has 14 partners, 3 principals, 4 senior managers and 6 managers; and provides assurance, tax […]


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Deloitte Australia: Queensland Stocks Outperform ASX All Ordinaries in August 2010

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter
13 September 2010

August 2010 was a good month for Queensland public companies. Deloitte Australia indicates that the Deloitte Queensland (Qld) Index increased 5.5% during August 2010, outperforming the ASX All Ordinaries which decreased 1.5% over the same period, leading to a 7% differential in stock performance.

Of the 191 companies on the Deloitte Qld Index monitored in […]


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Ernst & Young: Indian Magazine CEOs Paint A Bright Picture For Future Growth

 

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
13 September 2010

In contrast to the rest of the world, where the newspaper and magazines are quickly giving way to digital media, the situation in India seems to be totally the opposite. The
Indian magazine segment actually increased revenues at 7% annual rate to reach INR14.9 billion in 2009 as the economic slowdown in this fast-growing […]


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Deloitte 2010 Revenues Up 1.8% to US$26.6 B, Asia & Consulting Strong, Europe & Tax Fall

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter
13 September 2010

Deloitte is the first Big Four firm to report its 2010 full year results, indicating that
aggregate member firm revenues of US$26.6 billion for the fiscal year ended 31 May 2010 grew 1.8% in U.S. dollars from 2009 and remained flat in local currency terms. Deloitte also indicated that aggregate business volume increased from […]


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PricewaterhouseCoopers: Key Divergence Between European and US Reinsurers

 

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
13 September 2010

It could be argued that insurers like American International Group and their over dependence on credit default swaps and other exotic insurance products were the cause of its downfall and perhaps the heart of the global economic crisis, which continues to impact us to this day.

The rarified world of re-insurers, who insure the risks […]


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Protiviti Helps Multinational Companies With New Multilingual Governance Portal

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
12 September 2010

Protiviti Inc. (www.protiviti.com), has just released its latest version of Governance Portal (GP), which enhances multilingual capabilities that facilitate execution of a uniform governance, risk and compliance (GRC) strategy across multinational companies; as also advanced scheduling and simplified reporting. The Governance Portal is an industry-leading enterprise governance, risk and compliance (EGRC) software platform that […]


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Accenture, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers Recent Alumni News

by Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter
11 September 2010

Some recent news on career moves of Big Four firm alumni from the internet:

Centuria Corporation appoints Thomas Peter as Senior Director of Business Development. Peter comes to Centuria with over 20 years of experience leading teams in the delivery of high-quality, complex projects across a broad range of technologies in both commercial […]


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Ernst & Young: UK Media Companies Enjoy Surprising Upturn in Ad Spend

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter
11 September 2010

UK media company performance has strongly improved in just one year. Whereas in H1-2009, both revenues and profits were falling compared to 2008, the first half of this year has seen increases both in revenues and margins, albeit compared to a reduced base.

Ernst & Young UK’s analysis of 17 FTSE all-share media companies releasing […]


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Michael S. Johnson, Experienced Bio Tech Exec, Joins Deloitte Recap

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter
11 September 2010

Deloitte Recap LLC (“Recap”) has hired Michael S. Johnson to its alliance advisory services practice, thus expanding its biopharma consulting practice. Johnson has 20+ years of experience in the biopharma industry, especially business development, lead identification and evaluation, feasibility studies, and due diligence. He has held senior BD positions at Sanofi-Synthelabo, Exelixis Pharmaceuticals and […]


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Grant Thornton Complies With UK Audit Firm Governance Code, Appoints New Non-Execs

 

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter
10 September 2010

A recent change in the UK audit industry aimed to bring in external perspectives at the highest levels of the nation’s largest auditing frms.

In January 2010, the Audit Firm Governance Code developed by an independent working group established by the FRC and the ICAEW provides a formal benchmark of good governance practice against which […]


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PricewaterhouseCoopers: Top Exec Pay 100 Times Lowest Paid Worker in Malawi

 

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
10 September 2010

In Malawi, executives are paid 106.7 times more per month than the lowest paid workers – the largest pay gap currently in Southern Africa. The country also shows the most difference in gradient of salary structure between basic salary and total gross compensation,

In South Africa, executives are paid 32 times more per month than […]


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Canadian Venture Capitalists Gloomy And Critical. Not Good For Industry, Says Deloitte

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
10 September 2010

Even venture capitalists (VCs), the most optimistic of investors are not feeling that good in Canada.

According to the 2010 Global Venture Capital Survey (500 global VCs commented on country outlook and identified sectors of future growth) by Deloitte, Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA), even VCs expect their industry to shrink even […]


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