28 December: M&A activities to spur insurance sector in 2012
(The Edge Malaysia
Angie Wong, PwC Malaysia’s executive director of financial services, shares her views on merger and acquisition (M&A) activities, which has kept the financial services industry bustling this year and is expected to continue in 2012, particularly in the insurance sub- sector.
22 December: Cyber crime a growing threat to Malaysian businesses
(The Edge Malaysia
Lim San Peen, PwC Malaysia senior executive director, and Chong Shao Yen, executive director, discuss the findings of PwC's study on global economic crime.
5 December: Turning a dream into reality in Malaysia's classrooms (The Edge Malaysia)
Keeran Sivarajah and Dzameer Dzulkifli, co-founders of Teach for Malaysia, credit their working experience in PwC Malaysia and support from its leaders to the success of the programme.
23 November: Many firms favour M&A deals (The Malaysian Reserve)
Malaysian financial services companies are upbeat about expanding their businesses through foreign mergers & acquisitions (M&A) in Asia as global growth shifts to the East, says PwC Malaysia partner, Soo Hoo Khoon Yean.
23 November: PwC upbeat on financial M&A (The Sun Daily)
There will be more merger and acquisition (M&A) activities in Asia in the next 12 to 18 months as the focus of global economic growth shifts to the East, with continued interest in cross-border transactions, says PwC Malaysia partner, Soo Hoo Khoon Yean.
21 November: Climate change reporting heats up in Asia (The Edge Malaysia)
Climate change reporting is gaining momentum in Asia, especially Malaysia. However, the levels are below average compared with global leading sustainability companies, say PwC Malaysia associate directors Ng Yin Ching and Rashyid Anwarudin.
17 October: Malaysia must find its niche in regional economy (The Edge Malaysia)
Malaysia needs to up its ante in the regional economy or risk losing out to our neighbours in the war for profits and talent. The government can only do so much, as seen in Budget 2012, so it's up to the private sector and the rakyat to join forces with the government to build a sustainable economy for all, says PwC Malaysia senior executive director Khoo Chuan Keat.
10 October: More efficient IRB seen (The Sun Daily)
A new move announced for the 2012 Budget to compensate taxpayers for late income tax refund will ensure that the Inland Revenue Board speeds up the reimbursement process, says PwC Malaysia senior executive director Sakaya Johns Rani.
6 October: Tablet PCs allow migration of content without diminishing brand (The Edge Malaysia)
In the next four years, Malaysia’s Entertainment & Media (E&M) sector is expected to grow at above the global rate, according to a new study by PwC. E&M players need to continuously stay engaged with its consumers and collaborate with other parties in order to maintain their relevance and market presence, says Marcel Fenez, PwC global leader for entertainment & media.
3 October: People, businesses for downturn (The Edge Malaysia)
The Budget 2012 should focus on the possible world economic downturn that will impact Malaysia. PwC Malaysia senior executive director SM Thanneermalai shares his views.
26 September: Need for fairer tax treatment of developers (The Edge Malaysia)
The property industry is facing many developments due to changes in the accounting landscape and strict tax regulations. PwC Malaysia senior executive director Steve Chia pinpoints some of the common issues faced by developers and recommends a few alternatives in light of the evolving tax rules affecting the industry.
19 September: Embracing GST to boost revenue (The Edge Malaysia)
GST has been getting a lot of press lately, receiving mixed public opinion on tax reform. What can our current tax system tell us about Malaysia, and what needs to change by 2020 in order for us to become a developed nation? PwC Malaysia executive director Raja Kumaran and associate director Nicolaos Giannopoulos study the possibilities and the plus points of introducing a GST in Malaysia.
5 September: Getting ready for US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) (The Edge Malaysia)
The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act or FATCA comes into effect on 1 January 2012. Much needs to be done before that, but how prepared are Malaysian public entities? Our Executive Directors Azura Othman and Lorraine Yeoh give some food for thought and tips on how to get FATCA-ready.
1 August: Insurance sector still seeing M&A activity (The Edge Malaysia)
PwC Malaysia partner Sridharan Nair and Executive Director Angie Wong speak to The Edge about their thoughts on the local insurance sector. Among their views? Mergers and acquisitions will continue in Malaysia, and local insurers will begin looking to invest overseas.
7 June: Holistic cities with balanced economies to dominate (The Edge Malaysia)
In a recent report released by PwC and the Partnership for New York City, it was found that the finance and business centres of the future may not necessarily be the traditional capitals of global dominance. Instead, holistic cities with balanced economies and a strong quality of life are becoming increasingly attractive. What makes a holistic city? Our Executive Director Andrew YH Chan comments.
June Issue: Being prepared (ACCA Accounting and Business Malaysia)
The massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan highlight how important it is for public and private organisations to have a robust disaster risk management plan in place. PwC Malaysia Senior Executive Director Ong Ai Lin shares her views.
May Issue: Heading for the clouds (ACCA Accounting and Business Malaysia)
One of the major concerns of today’s CFOs from an IT perspective, is how to maximise the use of emerging technology such as social networking and cloud computing to drive their businesses, says Shahrin Ismail, executive director of PwC Advisory Services, Malaysia.
4 April: Survival of the fittest (The Edge Malaysia)
Smaller banks will need to rebrand and re-engineer themselves to stay competitive in the new banking landscape, says PwC Malaysia partner, Soo Hoo Khoon Yean.
4 March: CEOs must recognise, develop talents
(The Malaysian Reserve
CEOs must recognise and develop talents so that a skilled workforce can sustain their companies, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Idris Jala at a dialogue hosted by PwC based on the key findings of PwC's 14th Annual Global CEO Survey.
4 March: Malaysia set to meet investment targets
The Government is confident it can achieve its investment targets this year under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Senator Datuk Seri Idris Jala at PwC's "What future are you preparing for" dialogue. The dialogue is based on the key findings of PwC's 14th Annual Global CEO Survey.
4 March: Unleashing talent is job for chief executives
(The Edge Financial Daily
CEOs need to take the lead in unleashing talent in order for Malaysia to achieve a developed nation status, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Idris Jala during PwC's "What future are you preparing for" dialogue. The dialogue discussed the shared agenda between the private and public sectors as a critical growth factor, and other key findings of PwC's 14th Annual Global CEO Survey.
27 January: PricewaterhouseCoopers is now PwC
After 13 years of being known — internally and externally — as PwC, the global professional services firm has finally decided to embrace its nickname officially with a logo change.
27 January: CEOs in Asia Pacific more upbeat on growth: PwC Survey
According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 14th Annual Global CEO survey, chief executive officers in Asia Pacific are more confident of growth in the next 12 months compared to their counterparts in Western Europe.
3 January: Changing the horizon of lease accounting
(The Edge Financial Daily
A global leasing standard is being proposed in line with the global International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) convergence process, and is expected to have critical business impacts to every entity that has lease arrangements.