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Thursday, September 4, 2014
PwC Named a Leader in Worldwide Strategy Consulting Services in IDC MarketScape Report
PwC was named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Strategy Consulting Services 2014 Vendor Assessment report.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
CelluFuel raises $5 million in capital, launches demonstration scale project
Halifax, NS-based CelluFuel Inc. has completed a $5 million capital raise to begin construction of its demonstration scale plant for the production of synthetic, renewable diesel fuel from woody biomass. CelluFuel will construct its demonstration plant at the ReNova Scotia Bioenergy site in Brooklyn, NS, which serves as a provincial incubator for companies focused on bioenergy innovation.

Friday, August 15, 2014
Application deadline approaching for PwC’s 2014 Vision to Reality Awards
PwC is accepting applications for its annual Vision to Reality (V2R) Awards. The awards celebrate Canada’s companies to watch - dynamic startups that have demonstrated notable growth and hit impressive benchmarks.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Big deals take centre stage as M&A rebounds in Q2
After a quiet first quarter, Canadian M&A activity accelerated in Q2. The second quarter saw 748 deals with a total value of $45.8 billion, a 10% increase in value and volume from Q1, and a 20% jump from Q2 2013.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Driving sustainability in the forest, paper and packaging sector
Industry working to make environmental practice an integral part of the business for investors and consumers.

Friday, July 4, 2014
Stars align for second quarter rebound in IPO market: PwC survey
The market for initial public offerings (IPOs) in Canada bounced back in the second quarter with an impressive $2.1 billion total raised on the TSX, the quarterly PwC survey of Canadian equity markets revealed.

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Expectations jolted as global mining industry responds to tough times: PwC Mine report
The global mining industry was forced to realign expectations in 2013, during one of the most difficult operating environments in recent memory, according to PwC’s annual Mine report.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Advertising at a tipping point: print tumbling, TV rebounding, internet steaming ahead, PwC's Global Entertainment and Media Outlook shows
By 2018, internet advertising spending will be well ahead of spending in other channels and will reflect an overall shift to digital amongst Canadian consumers, according to PwC's Global Entertainment and Media Outlook.

Friday, May 30, 2014
Access to markets remains Canada’s biggest challenge to competing on the world energy stage: PwC’s Energy Visions
Access to markets remains Canada’s biggest challenge to competing on the world energy stage: PwC’s Energy Visions Event calls for action in four keys area for Canada to be a successful global player.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Toronto ranks high as an attractive business centre, poised to become Canada’s innovation hub: PwC study
The city’s strong rankings in quality of life, ease of doing business is balanced by weaker results in traffic congestion and technology readiness

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
BC mining industry financial results dip in 2013 - Some industry insiders believe the worst may be over
British Columbia’s mining industry faced significant headwinds in 2013 continuing the slide from a peak in 2011.

Monday, May 12, 2014
Canadian startups on the market—and on the move: PwC
Canadian startups want to be acquired, but are cautious about going public and aren’t thinking about building for the long haul.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Regulation top concern for banks, but stakeholders view Canada as best prepared to deal with risks: PwC
Banks and their stakeholders-- both in Canada and worldwide--see regulation as the biggest risk to business, according to the 2014 Banking Banana Skins report.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
90 days, 679 deals, $41.6 billion: Quiet first quarter for Canadian M&A, but return of resource deals encouraging
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.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Canadian companies have strong ‘Digital IQ’ but struggle to develop and implement new strategies: PwC - Survey shows a gap between understanding and addressing concerns
According to PwC’s 6th Annual Digital IQ Survey Canadian businesses recognize the importance of technological acumen in an organization.

Monday, April 7, 2014
PwC opens new Victoria office
John DeLucchi, BC Region Managing Partner, PwC announced April 7, 2014 the opening of the new Victoria office in the historic Temple Building in downtown Victoria, BC.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
No mining or TSX activity, first quarter IPO market stalls in Canada: PwC survey
The market momentum that began for Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) in the last half of 2013 came to an abrupt halt in the first quarter of 2014.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Joint ventures expected to play a key role in mining M&A activity: PwC
Deal activity in the mining industry is changing, as a supplemental chapter of PwC’s Mining Deals Report suggests that in the coming year, miners will shy away from outright takeovers and look towards safer transactions.

Monday, March 24, 2014
Rise in profits hint at Canadian forestry sector turnaround: Innovation & adapting to changing technology key to future growth
Canadian forest and paper companies are turning the corner and returning to profitability, according to PwC’s Global Forest and Paper Industry Net Earnings Summary for the quarter ending December 31, 2013 released by PwC.

Monday, March 10, 2014
PwC strengthens its Management & Technology Consulting services with acquisition of Biond Consulting
PwC Canada is pleased to announce the acquisition of Biond Consulting, a firm specializing in planning and implementing Business Intelligence (BI) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solutions through Oracle® and Microsoft® technologies.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
2014 International Women’s Day: PwC report provides insight on developing the female millennial
In recognition of International Women’s Day this Saturday, PwC today released a report highlighting the challenges and opportunities for organizations in creating a work environment for millennial women in which they can succeed.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Forest, paper & packaging sector CEOs see tough times ahead
Expected slow growth in developed economies, exchange rate volatility, rising costs dampen CEOs’ outlook for next year, but specific opportunities exist

Saturday, March 1, 2014
Bomza Law Group continues immigration practice by forming PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP, a new law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”)
PwC today announced that Bomza Law Group, a leading immigration law firm, will continue its immigration practice by forming a new legal firm affiliated with PwC.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Canadian consumers shopping in stores and online, but expect the ‘Total Retail’ package: PwC
Canadian consumers are looking for a full slate of shopping options, according to Total Retail: Customer Expectations Driving the Next Retail Business Model, released by PwC today.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The comeback kid for 2014: Mining’s short-term pain turning to long-term gain
Despite 2013 being one of the worst years for M&A in recent history, mining activity is expected to increase in the coming months with developed economies beginning to stabilize and miners looking to add assets in a strategic manner, according to PwC’s latest Global Mining Deals Report.

Monday, February 24, 2014
Run but you can’t hide - Canadian businesses face lower instances of economic crime, but fraudsters keep up
While economic crime against organizations has risen globally with 37% of organizations surveyed experiencing it, a three per cent rise since 2011, Canada has reported lower instances of economic crime than its international counterparts in the last two surveys.

Monday, February 24, 2014
Global assets under management to exceed $100 trillion by 2020: PwC - Emerging markets set to drive growth
Global assets under management (AuM) will rise to around $101.7 trillion by 2020, from a 2012 total of $63.9 trillion, says a PwC report released today.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
PwC Canada expands its Operations Consulting practice with acquisition of Westmark Consulting
PwC Canada is pleased to announce the acquisition of Westmark Consulting, a Vancouver-based consulting firm specializing in operational performance services, particularly in the public sector.

Monday, February 10, 2014
PwC selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers
Firm recognized for its unique approach to inclusion in the workplace and within client teams.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Canadian M&A: Will a quiet 2013 lead to a more active 2014?
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.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Canadian Charity Leaders Lead The Industry With Professional Development Opportunities
Canadian Charity Leaders are leading the industry with professional development opportunities. The New Year is bringing a combined $225,000 boost to 50 small Canadian charities from the PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation Leadership Grants Program. With a focus on providing much needed funding for professional development activities for staff and volunteers, the program is helping to fill a critical gap in operational funding made available to the charitable sector.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Confidence in growth improved worldwide; Canadian CEOs looking primarily to the US to drive growth with innovation as an important priority
According to the 17th Annual Global CEO Survey, released today by PwC, 85% of the CEOs surveyed both worldwide and in Canada are confident in their revenue growth prospects over the next 12 months.

Thursday, January 2, 2014
Solid fourth quarter lifts IPO market to $2.7 billion in 2013: PwC survey
The resurgence in the Canadian market for initial public offerings (IPOs) that began in the third quarter carried over into the final days of 2013.

Monday, December 23, 2013
PwC and Booz & Company combination is approved by Booz & Company Partners
Following the announcement of a conditional merger agreement earlier this year between PwC and Booz & Company, Booz & Company has today announced that its partners have approved the combination.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Innovation appetite, spending low: PwC
Canadian technology, entertainment and communications companies are struggling with innovation—enthusiasm is low, and businesses are not making it a priority when it comes to allocating funding or resources.

Monday, December 9, 2013
Slippery slope – Metals struggle to find footing in 2013
Amidst write downs, drop in commodity prices and lower revenues, gold, silver and copper are among the most closely watched metals in the mining sector. They are also some of the hardest hit metals in 2013, according to PwC’s gold, silver and copper report 2014.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
PwC’s Diane Kazarian and Susan Allen among Canada’s Most Powerful Women: PwC
PwC is pleased to announce that Diane Kazarian and Susan Allen are recipients of the Women's Executive Network’s (WXN) 2013 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards.

Monday, December 2, 2013
Canadian financial institutions struggle with long-term innovation strategies: PwC
The Canadian financial services industry is lagging behind its global counterparts when it comes to innovation, with nearly a third (28%) of board-level respondents indicating it’s ‘very challenging’ to build an innovative culture.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Three years strong - Canada remains in Top 10 global tax system ranking: PwC’s Paying Taxes 2014
Sitting steady in the Top 10 ranking for the last three studies, Canada remains in 8th place when it comes to its ease of paying taxes for businesses.

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Innovation surge sparks oil sands opportunities: PwC
Speaking with oil sands executives and associations, PwC’s oil sands technology innovation report Innovation surge sparks oil sands opportunities, reveal four innovation surges that are opening up a new era of opportunity for Canadian oil sands: reducing economic costs; improving environmental performance; industry collaboration; and converting more resources to reserves.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Canadian real estate market to remain strong in 2014, access to transit a crucial consideration for developers
While the outlook for the development of all property types in the Canadian real estate market is good, continuing urbanization and reverse migration trends are expected to be especially important considerations for developers and investors.

Friday, November 8, 2013
Frank & Oak named Innovator of the Year at 2013 PwC Vision to Reality Awards
PwC is pleased announce online men’s clothier Frank & Oak as Innovator of the Year at this year’s PwC Vision to Reality Awards, which honours up-and-coming companies in the emerging tech sector.

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Size, sales matter less than costs: PwC retail survey
High overhead costs have the potential to offset strong gross margins, according to a PwC survey of retailers across the grocery, apparel and specialty categories.

Monday, November 4, 2013
Drop in market cap, financing struggles and write downs– Junior miners cling tightly in a downturn storm
The market cap for the top 100 junior miners fell 44% to $6.49 billion in 2013 as compared to 2012.

Friday, November 1, 2013
PwC ends sponsorship relationship with Ryder Hesjedal
In light of recent revelations that Ryder Hesjedal used performance-enhancing drugs in the past, PwC has decided not to renew its sponsorship relationship with the cyclist.

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Choice and convenience key to media consumption: PwC
Canadians aren’t cancelling their cable subscriptions, but convenience, choice and a customizable experience are of the utmost importance, says a PwC report released today.

Monday, October 28, 2013
92 days, 587 deals, $55 billion: PwC’s Q3 Canadian M&A roundup - PwC outlines four trends to watch for in Q4
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.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Playing it safe – Private companies’ reliance on domestic market may put them at the back of the line
Canadian private companies continue to focus on securing a strong framework for their business. They’ve positioned themselves for growth in Canada and an overwhelming majority (78%) expect business to get better in the coming year.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Third quarter helps push IPO market above $2 billion, PwC survey shows
Third quarter initial public offerings (IPOs) from a diverse array of sectors helped push total funds raised on Canadian equity markets to more than $2 billion so far in 2013.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Overly optimistic? Canadian private companies forecast 7.6% growth rate
With consistent annual sentiments of confidence and optimism, Canadian private companies have forecasted a 7.6% growth rate at a time when national growth is two per cent.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
PwC Canada named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2013
For the fifth consecutive year, PwC is named by Mediacorp Canada Inc. as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People. Earlier in the year, PwC was also recognized as Canada’s Top 100 Employers, one of GTA’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Top Diversity Employers.

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Miners switch M&A roles & decrease traditional takeovers so far in 2013: PwC
A loss of confidence due to write-downs, market uncertainty, and falling commodity and equity prices across the mining sector dampened M&A activity in the first half of 2013 with deal volume dropping 31% from the same period in 2012, and deal values down 74% from January –June 2013.

Friday, July 26, 2013
Big deals are back: Q2 Canadian M&A roundup
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.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Regulation top concern for insurance industry: PwC Survey
Increased insurance regulation is putting significant pressure on the industry, according to the biennial Insurance Banana Skins.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Transformational change sweeps wealth managers as they reconfigure to win back client trust: PwC
Despite the resurgence of global wealth to nearly pre-2008 levels, the wealth management industry is facing significant margin pressure caused by stringent and costly regulatory requirements, uneven growth across geographic markets, loss of certain types of fees and subdued client activity.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Real estate helps second quarter IPO market pick up speed: PwC
Resilient demand for real estate investment trusts (REITs) helped the Canadian market for initial public offerings (IPOs) shift gears in the second quarter, according to the latest PwC IPO market survey.

Monday, June 24, 2013
PwC’s Susan Allen named 2013 Business Leader Champion
PwC’s Susan Allen is named 2013 Business Leader Champion by Catalyst, the leading non-profit organization expanding opportunities for women and business.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Online and digital spending to continue to rise for Entertainment and Media companies: PwC
PwC’s 14th annual Global Entertainment and Media Outlook shows that while traditional media will continue to hold the lion’s share of spending, digital and online services are making a big splash in the developed world.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Flat revenues, falling profits, and plunging share prices — Global mining industry faces confidence crisis
While the Top 40 mining companies increased volumes by six per cent, softer commodity prices meant that 2012 revenues of $731 billion was only the second year in a decade that mining revenue did not increase.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Health apps, virtual visits and remote monitoring – Canadians looking to manage their health one click at a time: PwC report
Nearly two thirds of Canadians would consider using virtual health (vHealth) options in their own care or for someone they care for, according to PwC’s report: Making Care Mobile: Shifting perspectives on the virtualization of health care. The top motivators behind adopting vHealth and mobile health (mHealth) include: convenient access to a physician, ability to obtain information, and greater control over one’s health.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Will Canada become an energy superpower?
With a vast reserve base, advances in technology, and Canada’s bitumen production estimated to reach nearly 5.7 million barrels a day by 2025, Canada has the potential to attain energy superpower status, according to the latest PwC Canada Energy Report.

Thursday, May 9, 2013
Forest products CEOs turn to non-traditional business models for sustainability and growth: PwC
After several challenging years, the world’s forest products sector is beginning to show signs of recovery, according to the forestry feature in PwC’s recent 16th Annual CEO Survey.

Thursday, May 9, 2013
Q1 M&A down 60% on previous quarter, but lively mid-market keeps volumes up: PwC - Plus: Canadian CEOs more bullish on acquisitions in 2013 than global counterparts
While mega-deals fell silent, mid-market activity took reign in the first quarter of 2013, according to the latest PwC Capital Markets Flash Report.

Monday, May 6, 2013
Sandra Pupatello returns to PwC as Director of Business Development and Global Markets
PwC is pleased to announce the return of Sandra Pupatello, former Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Trade, and 16-year Member of the Legislative Assembly, as Director, Business Development and Global Markets.

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Not selling out: PwC report shows that Canadian startups are staying put and looking to thrive
Finding a buyer is no longer a key exit strategy for Canadian startup CEOs, according to PwC’s Report on Emerging Canadian Technology Companies: A CEO Perspective.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Canadians struggling to stick to their ‘financial diets’: PwC - Survey shows that despite a resolve to pay down debt, consumers are not following through
Canadian consumers aren’t putting their words into action when it comes to shedding personal debt, according to the 2013 PwC Consumer Lending Survey.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Earnings down, but 2012 marks another prosperous year for BC mining industry: PwC survey
It was another thriving year for BC’s mining industry in 2012, including mineral exploration and development, despite profits being lower than 2011.

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Strong need to enhance internal audit capabilities in critical risk areas: PwC
Companies are aiming for higher performance to contend with the ever-changing risk landscape, but are not raising the bar on internal audit at the same pace.

Monday, April 1, 2013
Real estate up, mining at record low in uneven IPO market: PwC
For the first time in a decade, Canada’s normally bustling mining sector couldn’t muster a single Initial Public Offering (IPO) on either the TSX or TSX Venture exchange in the first quarter of 2013.

Monday, March 11, 2013
Forest products company CEOs foresee a bumpy year ahead, but expect long-term revenue growth: PwC
Forest, paper & packaging (FPP) CEOs are less confident about revenue growth over the next 12 months than their peers in other sectors, but are more optimistic about their company’s revenue prospects in the next three years.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Brookfield Asset Management’s Brian Lawson named CFO of the Year for 2013
Brian Lawson, Senior Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Brookfield Asset Management has been selected as Canada’s CFO of the YearTM for 2013.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Cautiously optimistic – words to live by for miners in 2013
After a slow and cautious 2012, mining M&A activity is expected to continue at a moderate and cautious pace in 2013 as metal prices stabilize and companies bet on a continued rise in commodity demand from countries such as China.

Monday, March 4, 2013
审慎乐观——2013年给矿业公司的建议
在经历了缓慢、谨小慎微的2012年之后,随着金属价格的稳定和公司大胆预计包括中国在内的一些国家对大宗商品的需求将持续上升,矿业并购活动将在2013年延续温和谨慎的增长速度。

Monday, February 25, 2013
Family businesses continue to thrive, but where’s the talent? - With growth potential on the radar – innovation and succession planning are a must
Sixty per cent of Canadian family businesses reported sales growth in the last year and in the next five years, 87% plan to grow steadily. However, securing talent to drive this growth is a challenge.

Sunday, February 24, 2013
Canadian banks strong in 2012 and heading towards a ‘new normal’: PwC
Canadian banks experienced another strong year in 2012 but they must address persistent regulatory reform and uncertainty, shifting consumer behaviours and the subsequent impact on growth in order to see strong results continue.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
PwC selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2013 - Firm garners inaugural recognition for national diversity and inclusiveness programs
PwC was selected by Mediacorp Canada Inc. as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2013.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
2012 Canadian M&A deal values reach post-crisis high: PwC - Canadian buyers busy both at home and abroad; Mega deals in energy and real estate lead the charge
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.

Monday, January 28, 2013
Social media not yet taking over in-store shopping, but integrated engagement crucial to creating value: PwC - Report demystifies the online shopper by analyzing myths of multi-channel retailing
Social media not yet taking over in-store shopping, but integrated engagement crucial to creating value: PwC - Report demystifies the online shopper by analyzing myths of multi-channel retailing

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Canadian CEOs are more confident about the future than CEOs globally; Access to top talent remains a concern
Canadian CEOs are generally more confident of their revenue prospects and the economy in the short and longer term compared to their global peers, according to PwC’s 16th Annual Global CEO Survey.

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Gold miners look to the bottom line for a promising 2013
Gold is the favoured commodity of 2013 with more than 80% of gold executives expecting to see a rise in the price of gold, according to the latest PwC Gold Price Report.

Thursday, December 20, 2012
黄金矿业公司寄望于前景光明的2013
摘要: 黄金是2013年备受青睐的商品,根据普华永道今日发布的最新黄金价格报告,80%的黄金管理人员看好黄金价格上涨。

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Canada’s CFO of the Year™ welcomes new 2013 Selection Committee members
Canada's CFO of the Year™ program presents its distinguished panel of business leaders from across the country which will review nominations and select Canada’s 2013 CFO of the Year™ Award winner.

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.

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Turning their vision into reality: Wattpad wins PwC’s 2012 Innovator of the Year Award
PwC is pleased to announce that Wattpad, a Toronto-based company which has created the world’s largest community for readers and writers, has been awarded the 2012 Innovator of the Year Award.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Most real estate investors and developers signal that ‘mediocre’ is the new ‘good’: 2013 Emerging Trends in Real Estate forecast
The Canadian real estate market is expected to remain steady with “modestly good” investment and development prospects across most property sectors for 2013.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Stealing retailer’s thunder: PwC estimates Canadian retailers are losing over $10 million a day to shrinkage
Canadian retailers are losing about $4 billion a year to shrink, which equates to an average estimated loss of $10.8 million per shopping day, according to PwC’s 2012 Canadian Retail Security Survey..

Monday, October 15, 2012
PwC invests further in its sustainable business practices with the addition of Nelson Switzer to its team
Nelson Switzer, former CEO of asherleaf consulting inc. (asherleaf) , a leading sustainability and business management advisory firm, has joined PwC to lead the firm’s Toronto-based Sustainable Business Solutions (SBS) practice.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Toronto ranked #3 city overall in Cities of Opportunity study of economic leaders: PwC
Toronto finishes in third place in Cities of Opportunity 2012, dropping one place from last year in the fifth edition of a global study by PwC of 27 centres of finance, commerce and culture.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
PwC recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2013
PwC was selected by Mediacorp Canada Inc. as one of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2013, marking the ninth consecutive year PwC has been selected for this prominent award.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
PwC shows its commitment to cooperatives: 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives, October 8-11, Quebec City
PwC supports cooperatives, most notably in the financial, agricultural and insurance sectors. We share a set of core values focused on individuals, as well as a commitment to finding innovative solutions aimed at fostering sustainable development.

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.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
PwC recognized as one of the Top Employers for Young People in 2012
For the fourth consecutive year, PwC was selected by Mediacorp Canada Inc. as one of the Top Employers for Young People.

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.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Canadians want convenient government eservices, with 62% preferring a single government ID card: PwC Citizen Compass report
Canadian governments, at all levels, are introducing or have already implemented austerity measures to reduce expenditures and a new PwC report finds that Canadians want government to also provide them with cost-effective and convenient electronic services (eservices).

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).

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Canadian industrial manufacturers showing more optimism but slowdown in investment, growth projections
In a PwC barometer report for first quarter 2012, 76% of Canadian industrial manufacturers surveyed are optimistic about Canada’s economic prospects over the next 12 months, up 19 points from last quarter.

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.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Pipelines, politics and price: Oil & gas producers call for a Canadian energy strategy to help them play on the world stage
According to a new oil & gas report from PwC, Canada needs a strategy to help it develop Western Canada’s energy reserves and to increase its stature as a global energy player.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Despite a strong dollar, mining continues resurgence in B.C.
According to a new report from PwC, revenues for British Columbia’s mining companies reached a historic high in 2011, reflecting the ongoing resurgence of mining in the province.

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, May 3, 2012
Forest products leaders to discuss new markets and explore opportunities for innovation and growth at PwC conference
Faced with an uncertain economy, new sources of competition and shifting customer demand, forest, paper and packaging CEOs are looking to innovation, new products, services and emerging markets to drive longer term growth.

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.

Friday, April 20, 2012
PwC recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2012
PwC was selected by Mediacorp Canada Inc. as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2012.

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Do Canadians want more electronic services from their government?
PwC is launching new research to see if Canadians are ready to receive more services and information electronically through their phones, computers and tablet devices.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Canadians cut back on big ticket items to reduce debt: PwC - Consumers heed Ottawa’s warnings; plan to delay purchases
Consumers heed Ottawa’s warnings and plan to delay purchases, according to the 2012 Consumer Lending Survey.

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.

Thursday, March 15, 2012
With a multi-generational workforce, is Gen X getting the squeeze?
In this PwC report on workforce performance for the banking industry, the “quiet majority” of Gen X is among key areas of concern.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
PwC recognized as one of the Best Employers for New Canadians in 2012
PwC was selected by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for the first time as one of the Best Employers for New Canadians for 2012. This follows PwC’s most recent recognition as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2012.

Monday, March 5, 2012
Personal branding – The golden ticket for grads aiming to land their first job
The millennial generation (born between 1980-2000) are entering employment in great numbers and will form 50% of the global workforce by 2020 according to a recent PwC report, Millennials at work – Reshaping the workplace.

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.

Monday, February 27, 2012
2012 shaping up to be a demanding year for Canadian banks
While Canadian banks continue to be the envy of their global peers, regulatory demands and a fragile global economy will still make the next year a challenging one.

Monday, February 13, 2012
PwC named a leader for financial consulting services
The report evaluates 10 global consulting firms with expertise in the business and technology industry markets. Firms are assessed upon two criteria: completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Friday, February 10, 2012
Canadian manufacturers kick-start 2012 with confidence and plans for capital investment
More than half of Canadian manufacturers surveyed in PwC’s fourth-quarter 2011 Manufacturing Barometer study feel optimistic about the prospects for the Canadian economy over the next 12 months.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Behind the Academy Awards® Tallies for 78 Years and Counting! PwC Preserves Hollywood’s Best Kept Secrets
PwC celebrates its 78th year leading the Oscars balloting process on behalf of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Academy).

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.

Monday, January 23, 2012
Sandra Pupatello joins PwC as Director of Business Development and Global Markets
PwC is pleased to announce that Sandra Pupatello, former Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Trade, has joined the firm as Director, Business Development and Global Markets.

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.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The scarcity of minerals and metals is a ticking time bomb for manufacturing: PwC
A majority of industries (77%) consider minerals and metals scarcity a pressing issue causing stress for their suppliers, according to a new global study of manufacturers from PwC.

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.