2014- Latest press releases

16 December 2014

PwC launches ‘Watani’ programme exclusively for UAE nationals

14 December 2014

Entertainment & Media Outlook 2014-2018 A look at Global, Middle East and Africa trends

14 December 2014

PIN2 Challenge 2014

24 November 2014

Overall Tax Cost and Compliance Burden Lower for Businesses around the World 

5 November 2014

PwC holds IFRS Seminar in Sharjah

28 October 2014

PwC “Voice of the customer” survey provides insights  on growth strategies for Islamic Banks

22 October 2014

A quiet capital market performance in the customary months of July and August with activity rebounding in September setting the tone to the final quarter of the year 

13 August 2014

First signs of IPOs in the UAE since market recovery and strong IPO activity in the GCC in terms of volume in Q2 2014 

28 June 2014

Renewed optimism - but a capacity crunch looms on the horizon - PwC’s latest Middle East capital projects and infrastructure survey 

3 June 2014

Global and Middle East banking industry name regulation as top risk over macro-economic concerns 

29 May 2014

Aligning Stakeholder Expectations with Function Capabilities Helps Drive Internal Audit to Deliver Significant Value, According to PwC

21 May 2014

Dubai named a Global ‘City of Opportunity’, ranked 1st for airport connections to business districts and 5th most affordable city

19 May 2014

Middle East CEOs mark the highest confidence levels 66% are ‘very confident’ about their own prospects for growth

13 May 2014

A growth story across Middle East Cities as improving economic and travel backdrop, partnered with Mega Events, reinvigorates trading

6 May

Two IPOs in the GCC this quarter from Qatar and Saudi Arabia, with anticipation of improved offering volumes for year 2014 

28 April 2014

PwC holds the PIN² Challenge Awards Ceremony 

03 April 2014

PwC completes its acquisition of Booz & Company

01 April 2014

International Financial Reporting Standards Convergence seminars in the Kingdom emphasise the importance of early planning and transforming Saudi companies’ finance functions

18 March 2014

PwC: Over half of retail banking executives think non- traditional financial services providers are a threat to traditional banks. 

26 February 2014

PwC’s Global Economic Crime Survey shows fraud reported by 21% of organisations in the Middle East compared to 37% globally

71% of reported crimes involve asset misappropriation
37% cybercrime
35% bribery and corruption

17 February 2014

Saudi Arabia shows largest rise in ranking in PwC’s new ESCAPE index, with Australia, China, Chile, Poland, Russia and Romania also among the rising stars

KSA scores higher than USA and UK on latest index, moving closer to joining the advanced economies club

17 February 2014

PwC’s Academy to exclusively deliver ICAEW Accounting Skills Certificate (ASC)

ASC an internationally recognised learning programme

12 February 2014

PwC: Global assets under management to exceed $100 trillion by 2020, with CAGR of nearly 12% for Middle East and Africa 

9 February 2014

Revival of market sentiment despite low regional IPO performance, driven by stronger global equity capital markets and strong macroeconomic fundamentals 

22 January 2014

CEOs’ Confidence Rises for 2014

  • Twice as Many Say Global Economy to Improve; 39% Strongly Predict Company Growth
  • Worries about over-regulation, fiscal deficits, tax policy higher than ever
  • Half of CEOs plan to increase the size of their workforce

22 January 2014

MESIA and PwC unveil the Middle East’s future solar leaders