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PwC: Calls for a new contract between business and the state

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Business is facing a world of volatility and uncertainty, which affects short-and long-term confidence and businesses’ willingness to invest and create jobs. Uncertainty over economic growth continues to be the main concern of CEOs with the majority of them saying they had some concern regarding economic conditions, according to the findings of a new report released by professional services firm [...]


PwC: Singapore remains Asia’s leading city

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For the second year in a row, Singapore is Asia’s leading city as reported in the Fifth Edition of PwC’s Cities of Opportunity study. Singapore climbed two places to 7th position out of 27 cities surveyed, ranking first in ease of doing business, and transportation and infrastructure.
City gateway is a new category, which measures a city’s global connections and [...]


Misconceptions about Using Questions in Sales

By Andrew Sobel, Big4 guest blogger

Advice abounds on “asking good questions” during the sales process. I believe much of it is confusing or even misleading.

My clients and readers have enjoyed Power Questions, but have asked for more detailed guidance about the use of questions specifically in sales and business development. In response, I have just published a short ebook entitled Power [...]


PwC: Fund managers one step closer to tougher bonus rules

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

PwC commentary

The European Parliament’s Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON)  voted on the remuneration rules to apply to asset managers who manage UCITS funds recently and PwC comments:

“If the final rules are even close to what has been agreed today, then this will fundamentally change the way asset managers are paid. [...]


Huron: Click Portal Software for COI and Grants Submission Processes Selected

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced that Tufts Medical Center (Tufts MC) has selected its Click® Portal software to automate administration and management of financial conflict of interest (COI) disclosures and pre-award grants processes required [...]


Capgemini : Nominations

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Pierre-Yves Cros, previously CEO of Capgemini Consulting* (CC) and member of the executive committee since 2003 is appointed as chief development officer taking charge of strategy and M&A for the Capgemini group. Xavier Hochet, currently CEO of Capgemini Consulting in France takes over as CEO [...]


Capgemini: Wins major global Finance and Accounting contract with Sandvik

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Capgemini has been selected by global high-technology and engineering group Sandvik to deliver parts of its transactional finance and accounting processes. As part of the 5 year, multimillion euro contract, Capgemini BPO will standardize and optimize Sandvik’s global transactional finance activities, implementing the new model [...]


Deloitte: Sweden ranked most socially advanced country in the world

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Deloitte report

Sweden was found to be the most socially advanced country in the world, followed by Britain, Germany, the USA, and Japan according to the recently launched Social Progress Index.

The Social Progress Index is distinctive for being based entirely on [...]


PwC: US is the exclusive sponsor of Financial Literacy Month on CNBC

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

PwC US  announced its exclusive sponsorship of Financial Literacy Month coverage on CNBC and CNBC.com during April. In April, PwC US Chairman and Senior Partner Bob Moritz is appearing in a series of ads on CNBC promoting greater attention to financial literacy for [...]


PwC: Named a Leader in Four IDC MarketScape Reports

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

PwC Report

PwC recently  announced the firm was selected as a “Leader” in four IDC MarketScape reports on Business Consulting Services in the following regions: Worldwide, Americas, EMEA and Asia/Pacific.

PwC is also considered the most capable at leveraging local and [...]


PwC: Tax treaty with South Africa provides new alternatives

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

PwC Report

A tax treaty entered into between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Africa is likely to promote South Africa as a hub for inward investment into the DRC, says professional services firm PwC. The South African Government regards the [...]


PwC: Family businesses are ‘unsung heroes’ of the global economy

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

PwC report

 According to PwC, two thirds of family firms around the world have grown their sales in the past year, and even more are confident that their ambitious growth targets for the next five years will be met. However, family businesses continue [...]


PwC: New U.S. Cleantech Leader

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

PwC US  announced that Tom Solazzo, a 30-year industry veteran, has been named the US Cleantech Leader for the firm where he will play a key role in helping clients develop, commercialize, deploy, and maintain go-to-market strategies for products and services across the cleantech ecosystem.  [...]


PwC: Philadelphia office selected as one of Philly.com’s Top Workplaces in 2013

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

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PwC’s  Philadelphia office is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Philly.com’s Top Workplaces in 2013, making it the firm’s fourth consecutive year to be featured as a Top Workplace in the region. This year, PwC was [...]


Ernst & Young: Tops Kennedy’s list for the highest growth rate

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Ernst & Young announced  that Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory reported that the Ernst & Young network had the highest growth rate in consulting and advisory in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (based on calendar year 2011 revenues), in Kennedy’s [...]