PwC has published numerous publications on a number of IFRS topics.
Our Guide is intended to provide timely information about Azerbaijan’s business environment both for our current clients as well as for those international companies that may be considering entering this exciting and fast-growing market.
Taxes at a Glance briefly summarizes the tax systems of the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries. The purpose of this publication is to indicate some key tax parameters and to highlight attractive features of the tax systems from an international tax planning and structuring perspective.
PwC Azerbaijan Times is a regular monthly update on the tax, legal regime, as well as accounting, audit and other business consulting news.
PwC Azerbaijan Salary Survey is a quarterly survey prepared by PwC Azerbaijan in cooperation with the private sector leaders, and provides consistent regional data and job matching tools, including a revised job catalogue containing more than 500 positions and a job classification system with detailed salary statistics for each position.
PwC Technology Forecast is a quarterly journal produced by PwC providing information about prospective of development of advanced information and communication technologies.
Capital projects are the economic lifeblood of the world today, especially in emerging markets such as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). They’ve played a pivotal role in the area’s advancement – powering economic diversification and infrastructure development and unlocking hydrocarbon wealth in the CIS. Our Russia-specific supplement shows that Russia epitomises all these trends.
Our survey – the first we’ve undertaken in the CEE/CIS region – aims to take the temperature of the capital projects business: to understand the challenges people are facing and what they intend to do about them, and to get their insights into the opportunities ahead.
We would like to thank all of those who participated in the survey and took the time to share their views. We hope you find the results interesting and useful.
PwC has joined forces with the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI) to explore what risks bankers worldwide are facing in the current climate and how they prioritise them.
Based on over 700 responses from 58 countries, the survey, aimed at senior executives in the banking industry, identifies high level issues where the banking industry may be vulnerable.
It seems that the economic uncertainty continues to resonate most, with macro-economic risk rising to the top of the list of boardroom concerns. The fragile confidence in the sector is further underlined by presence of credit risk, liquidity and capital availability in the top four.
Top 10 risks for 2012
1. Macro-economic risk (4)
2. Credit risk (2)
3. Liquidity (5)
4. Capital availability (6)
5. Political interference (1)
6. Regulation (3)
7. Profitability (-)
8. Derivatives (7)
9. Corporate governance (12)
10. Quality of risk management (8)
Macro-economic risk is the most significant banana skin globally and in CEE Paul Cunningham, PwC Financial Services Leader for CEE comments on the most serious risks for the CEE banking sector. This year we have received 64 responses from the CEE region including Russia and Ukraine.
Of the 10 major risks identified in the Region, 9 of these were also the major global risks, which demonstrate the increasing interdependency of the outlook for the Region on global trends and issues. The top risk, macro-economic risk reflects concerns regarding the Eurozone debt crisis in particular and demonstrates that this risk is feared not just by banks in EU countries and countries in which much of the banking sector is owned by banks in other EU countries, but also the impact that disorderly default would have on global markets.