Welcome to Metals Deals: Forging Ahead 2015 outlook and 2014 review, PwC’s annual analysis of deal activity in the metals industry and our outlook on the prospects for dealmaking in the year ahead. We also take a regional look at what is happening in the main markets around the world.
Media reports of security incidents have become commonplace. So it wasn’t surprising to see the total number of security incidents grow to 42.8 million this year, an increase of 48% over 2013. Prepare for the new normal.
In September 2014 PwC hosted the annual Central Bank Forum to bring together senior central bankers from around the world to discuss topics such as global economic trends, bank resolution, monetary policy, ethics in central banking, data mining and balance sheet management, to name a few.
This PwC publication looks at the outstanding Banking Union legislation adopted by the European Parliament on April 15, 2004 and gives feedback regarding on the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) against the backdrop of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD).
Customer migrations are a fact of life in this industry. The evolving landscape of connected devices in our lives coupled with competition, regulation, and evolution of technology and standards virtually guarantees customer migrations will occur periodically. Well executed transitions will be seen as non-events. However, poorly-executed transitions can trigger legal action from customers, become a PR nightmare, erode business value or cause a mass customer exodus from a service provider.
This PwC data card provides perspectives on recent trends ― and future developments — in the M&A market, including analysis of the latest transactions and insights into emerging investment opportunities.
This PwC paper explains why Southeast Asian markets offer Japanese banks huge potential for expansion. But that making the most of these opportunities is going to require a new strategy, mind-set and ways of running the business.
Forging Ahead is PwC’s annual analysis of deal activity in the metals industry and PwC’s outlook on the prospects for deal making in the year ahead. We also take a regional look at what is happening in the main markets around the world.
Demand for air travel—and for more smarter, cleaner aircraft—is taking off globally. Can the US sustain its leading edge amidst struggles on talent and new ripples of competition from emerging players?
Now in its fifth year PwC’s annual Global Shipping Benchmarking Analysis provides an overview of the factors that have affected the shipping industry during 2013 and analyse how these have been reported by a large number of shipping companies from around the world.
This Net Earnings Summary for the Global Forest and Paper Industry is prepared by PwC based on financial statements issued by the noted companies. Earnings are reported in regional currencies unless otherwise noted.
This PwC publication covers the European Automotive Shareholder Value Awards, which are presented annually at the Automotive News Europe Congress and recognize the highest total shareholder return for European Vehicle Manufacturers, Parts Suppliers and Retail Distributors over one-year period ended 31 March, 2013.
Airlines and airports today are looking at an uncertain future. This world of uncertainty is the “new normal” explored in this report, which explains why ─ instead of planning for a new phase of constant straight line growth ─ investors will need to adjust their strategies to ink the best deals in the “new normal”.
On and off the runway, customers are pushing airlines to think more like retailers and less like a mode of transportation. And differences across customers go beyond the typical leisure and business divide. PwC’s Experience Radar can help point the way to value–and profits–by uniquely identifying ways to better serve the ever-changing demands of air passengers.
This issue of Communications Review has the theme of ‘continuing to evolve’ – focusing on emerging high-potential areas where operators have opportunities to get a head-start and leave their competitors trailing.
This PwC publication explains why there is a growing need for large-scale infrastructure projects around the world and how the challenge is finding innovative ways for value-adding infrastructure to be funded and financed in a manner that is sustainable for both governments and infrastructure users.
This PwC report identifies the opportunity for the private sector to provide infrastructure financing via project bonds and non-bank lending and identifies four critical preconditions for a project bond market to take root.
PwC Technology Industry leaders discuss technological, economic, and political trends that are important to CEOs and C-Suite executives while exploring the trends and challenges that businesses must consider to remain competitive.
While many have made significant security improvements, most companies are still falling behind today’s determined adversaries. Are you relying on yesterday’s security practices to fight today’s threats?
This data card from PwC Financial services provides perspectives on recent trends - and future developments - in the M&A market, including analysis of the latest transactions and insights into emerging investment opportunities.
This new chapter of PwC's China's impact on the semiconductor industry: 2012 update publication explains why packaging, assembly and test is probably the largest of China's semiconductor manufacturing sectors when measured in terms of value added, production revenue, employees and manufacturing floor space.
This PwC paper discusses the rising political temperatures in many emerging markets which, in some cases, are causing governments to restrict the activities of retail and consumer goods companies. The news is not all bad, however, since a few markets, are actually opening up commerce.
This report by PwC and MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation analyses supply chain & risk management approaches of companies facing high risks: raw material price & currency fluctuation, market changes, fuel price volatility & natural disasters.
The inaugural edition of our new publication India Deals shows that India remains at the top of investors’ lists of target markets, and Indian investors are leaders among emerging market buyers for western companies.
This edition of Communications Review explores the theme of ‘Discipline for growth’, with articles on fostering innovation; making strategic bets; and VAT 2015 changes; plus an interview with SmarTone’s CEO.
Corporate boardrooms – Navigating board priorities focuses on today's critical issues, including building productive investor relationships, overseeing information technology and continuing the debate over tax reform. The report discusses the impact on directors and what they should be considering in the boardroom
This PwC retail and consumer newsletter discusses the implications of Africa’s growing wealth and the fact that the rapid growth of an expanding middle class, urbanization and youthful demographics mean opportunity for retailers and consumer goods companies.
This PwC publication finds that UK local authorities have once again successfully delivered against an ambitious programme of financial savings over the last year without impacting the quality or quantity of services. But the survey points to nervousness about meeting rising demands for services and protecting the frontline in future in the face of further public spending cuts.
According to this final article in PwC's Mobile Technologies Index series, the rate of performance increases for these seven enabling components of mobile innovation — memory, application processor, storage, infrastructure speed, device speed, imaging and display technology — is expected to decelerate only slightly between 2011 and 2016 as compared to the period 2007--2011.
Mining is an industry in crisis. At the same time, volumes are up, dividend yields are up and commodity prices have fallen, but not crashed. Long term demand fundamentals are still there. So what’s the crisis? The broader markets have rebounded as investors have started to rotate back into equities. But mining equities have been left behind. The industry lacks a clear investment proposition. But why? The market has lost confidence in mining. And the markets reflect this confidence crisis.
Tech resilience is a mindset of preparedness and opportunity in times of digital disruption and transformation. Read our collection of thought leadership to find out why it belongs in your corporate DNA.
Economic resilience is a strategic mindset of preparedness and opportunity, through times of change and crisis. Read our collection of thought leadership to find out why it belongs in your corporate DNA.
Geopolitical resilience is a strategic mindset of preparedness and opportunity for times of change and crisis. Read our collection of thought leadership to find out why it belongs in your corporate DNA.
Social resilience is a strategic mindset of preparedness and opportunity, through times of change and crisis. Read our collection of thought leadership to find out why it belongs in your corporate DNA.
This PwC article examines the role of product lifecycle management (PLM) and why leading companies are starting to see a way that PLM projects may deliver the kinds of benefits described in the brochures.
Expansion does not always bring growth. In fact, with many companies globalising their R&D operations, it can bring just the opposite. As new sites and new talent are acquired and the R&D workforce becomes increasingly dispersed, the capabilities required for full productivity can be easily dissipated, and operational performance can suffer greatly.
Local authority decision makers in the UK are attempting to bridge a widening financial gap. Against this backdrop this report sets out the potential implications of future spending reviews out to 2018. The purpose is not to add more detail to an already fatalistic picture but to recommend new policies and approaches that can be applied to future fiscal challenges.