Monday, December 3, 2012
Canada makes paying taxes look easy – Our tax system breaks into Top 10 global ranking according to PwC’s Paying Taxes 2013
This year Canada places 8th overall when it comes to its ease of paying taxes for businesses.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Sleepy Canadian IPO market belies pent-up demand: PwC
The market for initial public offerings fell quiet in the third quarter, but the background noise suggests that activity in the balance of the year could yet redeem a lackluster 2012.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Canada’s CFO of the Year ™ 2013 award nominations now open
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Canada's CFO of the Year™ Award.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Market volatility slows M&A activity thus far in 2012
While global economic uncertainty and a drop in commodity prices has led to a marked slowdown in merger and acquisitions (M&A) in the first half of 2012, miners with cash are viewing it as an opportunity.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Manufacturers are less optimistic despite their projections for more investment and growth: Bets on foreign markets and energy investments as holding the key to growth
According to the PwC Manufacturing Barometer report for Q2 2012, manufacturers’ optimism about the Canadian economy dipped 22 points from last quarter’s high of 76%.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Bright spots in a slowdown: Canadian-led M&A in Europe hits a post-crisis high, Canadian middle market M&A surges ahead
Despite continued macro-uncertainty, Canadian companies were very active in Europe during Q2 2012, announcing $15.1 billion worth of deals on the continent—a post-crisis quarterly high.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Canadian IPO market still struggling in second quarter: PwC
The quarterly survey of Canadian equity markets by PwC revealed only two new issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange - both real estate trusts - leaving the Canadian market for initial public offerings (IPOs) stalled in the second quarter of 2012.
Friday, June 8, 2012
PwC named National Sponsor of Women Presidents’ Organization
PwC has been named the official national corporate sponsor of the Women President’s Organization (WPO).
Friday, May 25, 2012
P&C Insurance mergers trend upward as companies jockey for position - Battle continues for distribution channels and scale to leverage efficiencies: PwC
While many of these deals were undisclosed, the majority of deal activity last year was driven by the brokerage and managing general agents (MGA) sector.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
CEOs of tech start-ups say recruitment and retention is their biggest challenge – even more than making sales
Revenue is not the biggest concern for Canadian tech start-ups according to a report on emerging technology companies released today by PwC. For the first time, the 150 CEOs interviewed listed managing talent as their biggest issue.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Missing the boat: Canadian CEOs more reticent on R&D and innovation than CEOs globally
According to a global survey of CEOs, only 63% of Canadian CEOs expect to make changes over the next 12 months with respect to their research and development.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Energy and agribusiness sectors, Western Canada, big winners as Canada’s M&A up 24% in Q1 2012
Against a backdrop of the slowest first quarter of global M&A in ten years, Q1 2012 Canadian deal values and volumes were up 24% and 7% respectively compared to Q4 2011.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Economic uncertainty still seen as the biggest risk in 2012: PwC internal audit report
The new report examines the rising importance of risk management and the increasing expectations of internal audits’ contribution to the effort.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Poor first quarter casts shadow on 2012 Canadian IPO Market: PwC
One of the poorest quarters for Initial Public Offering (IPO) activity in recent history has left the Canadian IPO market struggling for traction, and the outlook for the balance of 2012 uncertain.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
TD Bank Group’s Colleen Johnston named CFO of the Year for 2012
Ms. Johnston was named Canada’s CFO of the Year by an independent committee, chaired by Peter Dey, Chairman of Paradigm Capital, and composed of some of Canada’s most prominent business leaders.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
PwC Canada launches new business publication, Up front
PwC has launched Up front, a new national publication to share strategic insights on business leadership to Canadian executives. The magazine features articles on prominent industry leaders and success stories.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Canadian CEOs more bullish on expansion using M&A than G7 and US counterparts: PwC global study
A slower economy is not stopping Canadian CEOs from using mergers and acquisitions as a key growth strategy as their desire to expand into foreign markets grows.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Global Emerging Middle (GEM) is the next big market, to be over US$6 trillion by 2021
Globally, businesses are now looking at the ‘Next 4 Billion’ nations for growth; they include India, China, Indonesia and parts of Africa and Latin America.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Macro-economic risk top issue with global banks: CSFI and PwC survey
The Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation ‘s Banking Banana Skins survey, produced with PwC, puts macro-economic risk at the top of the list of 30 risks to banks.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Despite economic concerns, Canadian CEOs are resilient and ready for growth
Nearly half (48%) of the 1,258 CEOs polled worldwide believe the global economy will decline even further in the next 12 months, according to PwC’s 15th Annual Global CEO Survey.
Friday, January 20, 2012
2011 M&A transaction volumes hit all-time high in Canada
A Q4 report released today by PwC, points to deal values rising by 22% compared to 2010 and double the 2009 value tally.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Business needs to do more to manage deal risks in growth markets, urges PwC report
PwC analyzed 200 deals in growth markets to identify the root causes of problems, and suggests a number of measures corporations could take to manage the risk and boost their chances of a successful deal.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Canadian IPO market struggles to hit $2 billion in 2011: PwC Survey
Only 2008 (57 issues for $700 million) and 2009 (28 issues for $1.8 billion) were lower in the past decade.
Monday, December 19, 2011
20 Reasons why Canadian capital markets were the place to be in 2011
PwC’s December Capital Markets Flash report sets out 20 reasons why Canadian markets were a great place to be during 2011.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Mixed reviews on how companies are dealing with white-collar crime in Canada
The perceived risk of cybercrime to Canadian organizations is on the rise according to a new report on economic crime from PwC.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Market cap is up 62% for the TSX-V mining sector, but volatility is here to stay
Market capitalization for the Top 100 junior mining companies on the TSX Venture Exchange grew to $20.6 billion in the 12 months ending June 30, 2011. This is a 62% increase from the same period in 2010, according to our latest study Junior Mine.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Occupancies hang on at 90% in commercial real estate markets coast to coast, but can the trend withstand another economic crisis?
For 2012, the Canadian real estate market recovery could taper off, only sustained by modest and “not stellar” income growth according to PwC and the Urban Land Institute.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Pension fund & bank M&A shelters Canadian M&A market from a severe downturn: PwC
The third quarter saw an uptick in Canadian M&A volumes and values by 8% and 1% compared to the same quarter last year, says PwC Canada in its Q3 Deals Quarterly report on Merger and Acquisition (M&A).
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Canada’s CFO of the Year™ 2012 award nominations now open
Nominations are now being accepted at www.cfoy.ca for the 2012 Canada's CFO of the Year™ award.
Friday, October 7, 2011
PwC recognized as a top employer for an eighth year
Mediacorp Canada Inc. has recognized PwC as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2012, for the eighth consecutive year.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Volatility slows IPO market recovery in third quarter, PwC survey shows
Unprecedented equity market volatility in the third quarter of 2011 forced issuers and investors to the sidelines and slowed the nascent recovery in the market for IPOs in Canada, the quarterly PwC survey of IPO activity shows.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Canadians find the right balance of deal-making in China: PwC
Canadian entities have announced $1.42 billion worth of acquisitions in China over the last nine months, a 158% increase over annual 2010 dollars volumes, according to PwC’s latest M&A report to clients, the Capital Markets Flash.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Blistering pace of mining M&A grinds to a halt after the half-year mark; Slowdown likely temporary: PwC report
According to PwC's mid-year Mining Deals update, signs point to a global M&A slowdown in the second half of 2011 after a strong start to the year.
Monday, August 29, 2011
PwC accredited as Greenhouse Gas Auditor, enhancing its Reporting & Assurance services
The accreditation from ANSI recognizes that PwC has the resources, organizational structures, systems, and expertise to provide high quality greenhouse gas verification services to Canadian organizations.
Monday, August 29, 2011
PwC recognized as a global leader for its talent consulting services by IDC
PwC has been named a leader in the IDC vendor assessment of talent consulting capabilities: "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Talent Related Business Consulting 2011 Vendor Analysis."
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Canada flexes its M&A muscles; outpaces global in Q2: PwC report
Q2 saw 836 Canadian mergers and acquisitions (M&A) announcements worth close to US$57 billion—the strongest deal quarter in Canada since the credit crisis.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
IPO market sees improvement in spite of choppy conditions, PwC survey shows
The market for initial public offerings in Canada picked up speed in the second quarter of 2011 but a series of economic uncertainties from Europe, the US and Japan held growth in check, the quarterly PwC survey of IPO activity on Canadian equity exchanges shows.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Bill McFarland Leads PwC Canada as new CEO and Senior Partner
Bill McFarland has been elected new Chief Executive Officer and Senior Partner for PwC Canada. He began his duties July 1, 2011 taking over from Chris Clark, who was CEO and Senior Partner from 2005-2011.
Monday, July 4, 2011
PwC ranked as a Business Consulting Leader worldwide
IDC, a leading consulting research and analytics firm, has rated PwC as a worldwide business consulting leader. Worldwide, PwC has been ranked with the strongest positioning in terms of strategy and is also judged by IDC to be growing faster than the overall market.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Canada an ‘underachiever’ in emerging BRIC market deal-making
Canada has been less acquisitive than most of its developed nation peers in the coveted emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC nations), PwC’s new Capital Markets Flash report shows.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Ontario health system is sustainable, but transformation required, says new citizens’ panel
A report released today shows that an informed citizen perspective brings new clarity to old debates and can help propose solutions to some of the major challenges facing Canadian health care.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Canadian CEOs more likely to eye older workers as potential recruits
According to a new PwC report, the majority of Canadian CEOs (75%) are finding it a challenge to recruit younger employees.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Hosting mega sporting-events speeds up regional economic development: PwC
According to a new report from PwC, investing in infrastructure required for mega-events can accelerate economic development in some host countries and regions by as much as three decades.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Top 40 global mining companies’ total assets could exceed $1 trillion in 2011
The top 40 global mining companies—including nine headquartered in Canada—increased their total assets to US$943 billion in 2010 and are poised to break through the US$1 trillion mark in 2011 driven by record levels of cash, and property and equipment on company balance sheets, according a new PwC report released today.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Big deals are back in the industrial manufacturing sector
A significant increase in merger and acquisition (M&A) volume and value in Q1 2011 signals a positive outlook for global industrial manufacturing (IM) deal activity.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Cyclist Ryder Hesjedal and Olympic speed skaters Charles and François Hamelin kick off Team PwC sponsorship program for Canadian athletes
Professional services firm PwC has announced a corporate sponsorship program supporting nine Canadian athletes.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Opportunities in Europe for Canada amidst economic/political backdrop: PwC
In its latest Capital Markets Flash report, PwC discusses the potential impacts of continued political and economic divergence in Europe on Canadian capital markets and Canadian enterprises. The report sets out a contrarian view that Europe may be an attractive destination for investment.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Lack of venture capital funding holding Canadian tech firms back from competing globally - Second straight year angel investors dominate funding for emerging technology companies: PwC
A report on emerging technology companies released today by PwC shows that for the second straight year, angel investors have taken over as the primary funding source for these companies.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
BC mining companies are riding the wave of strong demand and high commodities prices: PwC report
According to a new report from PwC, BC’s mining companies have rebounded from the global economic slowdown, turning in near-record results for revenues, net income and cash flows during 2010.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Canadian construction projects to more than double within four years: PwC
Oil sands will help make Canada one of the fifth largest global construction markets by 2020.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
How digital-ready are you? PwC launches their Digital Readiness Assessment at Canada 3.0 2011
PwC announced the launch of its Digital Readiness Assessment (DRA) at the Canada 3.0 2011 digital media forum in Stratford, Ont. The DRA is a diagnostic business offering that helps companies to assess their current “digital state” and seek out new business opportunities to go digital.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
GTA could be a potential hotspot for Brazilian investors: PwC / GTMA report
A new report from PwC and the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (GTMA) indicates that Brazilian companies, particularly in the IT sector, could be a significant target market for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
Friday, April 15, 2011
On a rally: strongest 1st quarter for Canadian M&A deals by value since 2007 however “this is a different market” says PwC
The past 90 days in Canada have resulted in over $50 billion worth of deal announcements - 81% higher than the first quarter of 2010 and in line with the Q1 2007 high.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Canadian IPO market recovery pauses in first quarter, PwC survey shows
The Canadian market for initial public offerings took a breather in the first quarter of 2011 due to geo-political risks and volatile equity markets, according to PwC’s survey of IPO activity.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Geopolitical turmoil and inflation expectations yet to negatively impact Canadian debt markets; never a better time to raise capital in this country: PwC
Despite a slight increase in Canadian base rates and evidence of an uptick in inflation expectations, Canadian corporate bond yields remain extremely low - good news for Canadian debt markets, including the emerging Canadian high-yield market.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
PCL’s Gordon Maron named Canada’s CFO of the Year for 2011
Gordon Maron was named Canada’s CFO of the Year by an independent committee, chaired by Peter Dey, Chairman of Paradigm Capital, and composed of some of Canada’s most prominent business leaders.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Asset Management CEOs very confident of growth over next three years: PwC - Financial crisis and pressure on pension plans creates more awareness to save for retirement
A PwC global survey of asset management CEOs predicts a new a period of growth for their companies, fuelled by emerging markets, an aging population and a general heightened awareness among investors to put more away for their retirement.
Friday, March 4, 2011
2011 will provide opportunities for growth and innovation for Canadian Banks despite a changing and complex regulatory environment: PwC Banking Report
Canadian Banks 2011, a report released today by PwC, examines the industry’s performance in 2010 and discusses opportunities for both growth and innovation despite a changing and complex regulatory environment.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
China’s role in global mining M&A overstated – Canadian buyers top world: PwC report
In 2010, only 6% of global mining deals involved Chinese acquirers, compared to acquirers from Canada (36%), the United States (16%) and Australia (16%), according to PwC’s new Mining Deals report released today.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
The federal government should continue reducing corporate tax rates: PwC’s tax proposals for the 2011 Federal Budget
PwC has submitted its tax proposals to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty as part of his pre-budget consultations, including a recommendation that the federal government continue with the planned reduction of corporate income tax rates.