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In this section you will find regularly updated publications by PwC authors on topics that are important to you.

Conservation First
The Ontario government has introduced the Conservation First Framework, a six-year plan designed to reduce electricity consumption by 7 terawatt-hours (TWh) by December 31, 2020.

PwC Capital Markets Flash | Q1 2014
Top 10 largest deals included three in the energy sector, which returned to the top slot by value for the first time since Q4 2012

M&A disputes – striking a balance
The ink is dry, the closing party’s over, the seller’s cashing the cheque and the buyer’s got his prize. Everybody is happy—or are they?

PwC Capital Markets Flash | Q4 2013
Retail, real estate, utilities and pension fund activity were not enough to fill the gap left by a dearth of deals in Canada’s oil patch and mining companies.

PwC Capital Markets Flash | Q3 2013
Canadian M&A activity rose sharply in the third quarter of 2013 on a value basis, to US$54.8 billion from US$38.9 billion in Q2.

PwC Capital Markets Flash | Q2 2013
Despite a 62% increase in M&A activity in value terms over the previous quarter, Q2 2013 was the second quietest quarter since Q2 2010.

PwC Capital Markets Flash | Q1 2013
The first quarter of 2013 saw China’s growth slow, commodity prices tumble, and the Eurozone continue to struggle.

PwC Capital Markets Flash | Q4 2012
Despite a 9.6% decline in deal volumes in 2012, the aggregate value of announced deals climbed 10.5% to reach its highest level since the market peak in 2007.

Asset management: Powering your journey to success
The power and utilities industry is facing seismic transformation at a pace and to an extent that’ is unprecedented - pushing leaders to examine their business models and implement change programs to respond to these trends.

Combating cost escalation: Reducing costs and improving operational performance
With today’s uncertain markets, cost containment is an important strategy for increasing cash flow, creating a competitive advantage and driving shareholder value.

PwC Capital Markets Flash | Canadian Economic Update
Although all the numbers are not yet in, it appears the Canadian economy will grow just over 2% this year, just a shade higher than forecast in the July Capital Markets Flash.

Free Markets Versus State Capitalism in Oil and Gas
Over the last decade, state-owned national oil companies (NOCs) have become increasingly important in the global oil and gas sectors. Their rise is also a key part of the trend toward state capitalism in many emerging markets.

Getting on the Right Side of the Delta: A Deal-maker’s Guide to Growth Economies
In this global study, we have carried out an assessment of over 200 deals, including publicly announced deals and a broader set of private deals that PwC Canada has advised upon.