1 July: A retail revolution is underway in Southeast Asia
Online shopping is gradually becoming the new normal for Malaysians, with almost half of Malaysian consumers making online purchases at least monthly, according to PwC’s Total Retail 2016 Survey (Southeast Asia report). This growth is encouraging considering that Malaysian consumers are relatively new to the online marketplace--nearly 60% of Malaysian respondents to PwC’s survey reported buying online only within the last three years.
1 June: PwC Malaysia launches thought leadership publication on trust in business
Authenticity is arguably one of the most crucial ingredients in building trust in business. Several business leaders in Malaysia told PwC that authenticity is a factor that makes trust work, however, putting it into practice and getting the buy-in of the people across an organisation, can be a challenge in itself. These were among the key findings of a PwC Malaysia thought leadership publication ‘Trust in business: Delivering authentic value’.
13 October: PwC Malaysia's inaugural Building Trust Awards PwC Malaysia is organising its first ever Building Trust Awards. Inspired by PwC UK’s Building Public Trust Awards (now in its 13th year), these Awards were conceptualised to reinforce the need for trust as the currency for business in an increasingly disruptive marketplace.
24 June: PwC named second most attractive employer for business students
PwC has today been ranked as the world’s second most attractive employer for business students in Universum’s annual World’s Most Attractive Employer ranking – second only to Google. The Universum World’s Most Attractive Employer ranking is an annual global survey of business and engineering students from the world’s top academic institutions in the 12 largest economies by GDP.
7 April: Building trust in food this World Health Day
PwC is marking World Health Day today by announcing the establishment of its global food supply and integrity services business to help food companies and governments tackle the world’s food security, safety and quality concerns.
13 March: Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
To mark International Women’s Day (IWD) on Sunday 8th March 2015, PwC surveyed 8,756 female millennials (women born between 1980-1995) from 75 countries to find out how they feel about the world of work and their career. Malaysia had a total of 510 respondents. The report – The female millennial: A new era of talent – reveals that the gender confidence gap is small, which is encouraging. 49% of male millennials in Malaysia feel that they can rise to the very top levels with their current employer compared to 44% of female millennials.
28 October - PwC and Google Announce Joint Business Relationship
PwC and Google Inc. today announced the launch of a joint business relationship to bring new and innovative services to companies around the world. The rapid pace of innovation in technology has fundamentally changed how and where work gets done, driving organizations to transform their businesses for the future. Together, PwC and Google can help that transformation happen.
24 April - PwC survey finds that companies are underestimating the threat of economic crime
Despite all the attention that fraud, corruption and other forms of economic crime receive, Malaysian businesses are still underestimating its severity and threat. According to PwC’s Malaysian cut of the 2014 Global Economic Crime Survey, 47% (37% globally) of our respondents said they either have not undertaken a fraud risk assessment in the last two years, or did not know if they have.
5 March - International Women's Day
To mark International Women’s Day on Saturday 8th March 2014, PwC releases a report focusing on what millennial (or Gen Y) women expect in their careers, and what organisations can do to create the right environment for them to flourish in the workplace.
9 December 2013 - PwC report “Getting social: Social media in business” surveys Malaysian businesses
Malaysian companies are fairly active on social media but they don’t recognise how it impacts their business, according to PwC Malaysia’s inaugural report on social media. The survey, “Getting social: Social media in business” studies the use of social media among Malaysian organisations and the level of senior management involvement. It received a total of 101 responses from prominent organisations across Malaysia.
17 April 2013 - Employee engagement beyond rewards critical to attracting and motivating talent
Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp), General Electric (GE) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) jointly organised a forum and panel discussion, themed ‘Beyond Rewards: What Keeps your Employees Happy?’’. The topic of discussion was set on the back of a report conducted by PwC on Generation-Y (Gen-Y), which provided insights into the minds of recent graduates in Malaysia and highlights their evolving career preferences.
25 January 2012 - CEOs say prospects gloomy for global economy
Our 15th Annual Global CEO Survey, “Delivering results: Growth and value in a volatile world”, explores CEO confidence in their company’s growth prospects, and how they’re building local capabilities and creating new stakeholder networks in new markets. Chin Kwai Fatt, PwC Malaysia managing director, shares his views.
19 January 2012 - Digital banking to be the norm by 2015
Digital banking is set to overtake branch networks as the main way customers interact with their bank by 2015, according to a new PwC report titled 'The new digital tipping point'. Soo Hoo Khoon Yean, PwC Malaysia partner, shares his views.
20 July 2011 - PwC Malaysia now a GRI Certified Training Partner
PwC Malaysia and two other firms, PwC Thailand and PwC Indonesia, have been appointed Certified Training Partners by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). As a Certified Training Partner, these PwC firms are qualified to conduct training courses on effective sustainability reporting based on the GRI Reporting Framework.
6 July 2011 - Former IRB chief joins PwC
Former Inland Revenue Board (IRB) Chief Executive Officer and Director General Tan Sri Hasmah Abdullah has joined PwC as Tax Advisor, effective 1 July 2011. Tan Sri Hasmah, who took over the reins of the IRB in October 2006, retired in January this year after a 38-year tenure.
7 June 2011 - Balanced cities perform best in 2011 study of finance capitals
According to a new report by PwC and the Partnership for New York City, the finance and business centres of the future may not be the traditional capitals of global dominance. Titled 'Cities of Opportunity', the report shows that in a more virtual and mobile world, holistic cities with balanced economies and strong quality of life offer an attractive alternative.
29 March 2011 - Malaysian PLCs recognised for outstanding CR practices
Winners of the StarBiz-ICR Malaysia Corporate Responsibility (CR) Awards 2010 were announced on 29 March, 2011. In its third year, the awards recognise and honour companies which demonstrate outstanding CR practices that go beyond community and philanthropic activities. PwC Malaysia was yet again a working partner for the awards.
3 March 2011 - CEOs must know what future they are preparing for
PwC Malaysia hosted a dialogue around the key findings of its 14th Annual Global CEO Survey. Themed ‘What future are you preparing for?’ the dialogue was moderated by PwC Malaysia Partner, Sridharan Nair. The two panellists for the dialogue were Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and PEMANDU CEO, YB Senator Dato’ Sri Idris Jala and President of GE ASEAN, Stuart Dean.