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10Minutes on the stark realities of cyber-risk

Today, cyber-risks are a clear and present danger to the global business ecosystem. Yet many enterprises place the responsibility for managing cyberthreats solely in the hands of their technology team. It is time for business leaders to see cyber- threats for what they are — enterprise risk management issues that could severely impact their business objectives.

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2015 – International Arbitration damages research

Closing the gap between claimants and respondents

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2015-16 Outlook for the retail and consumer products sector in Asia

Produced in cooperation with the Economist Intelligence Unit, this report discusses the outlook for six retail and consumer products sub-sectors in Asia — food and general retail, fashion and apparel, online retailing, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), luxury brands, and durable consumer goods and electronics. It focuses on the key markets of China, India, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and features profiles of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. The report looks at how the industry is faring in 2015 and is expected to grow through 2018, as well as the opportunities and challenges in the years ahead.

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A guide to VAT/GST in Asia Pacific

This guide is an essential reference for quick and easy access to information on the Value Added Tax (VAT) and Goods and Services Tax (GST) systems across 16 countries in the Asia Pacific.

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A marketplace without boundaries? PwC's 18th global CEO survey retail and consumer goods industry highlights

Retail & consumer goods CEOs are less upbeat about the state of the global economy than last year, but they remain fairly confident in their ability to generate growth over both the short and mid-term. Both sectors are looking to the US and China for growth, followed by Germany for retail CEOs and Brazil for consumer goods CEOs. More details in our industry highlight.

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Annual Report 2014 - Securing our future together

In this annual report, you will discover more about who we are and what we do

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APEC CEO Survey 2016

CEO confidence in Asia Pacific shaken but strong

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Are you ready for the changing tax environment

Acting on a call by the G-20 leaders, the Organisation of Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has been working on a two-year global tax reform project to combat perceived tax avoidance by Multinational Enterprises (MNEs). 

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Asia Investment Management COO Survey 2015

Asset management is moving centre-stage, driven by the changing demographics and new opportunities. This joint report by PwC and Strategi provides an understanding of the industry from the perspectives of Investment Management COOs in Asia, particularly in the areas of 'operational best practices', ' priorities and challenges', and 'operational outsourcing.'

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Asia-Pacific Asset Finance & Leasing Newsletter

This newsletter brings you the collective knowledge of PwC’s business professionals covering new regulations, news and market developments in the Asset Finance & Leasing space from across the region.

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Asia Pacific Insurance Tax Highlights

A periodic publication that provides snapshot of trends and developments in insurance and taxation in the Asia Pacific region. 

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Asia Private Banking Pulse Survey 01/2015

Growth, Product Development, Asset Managers

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Asian Passports, the coming of age

An overview and its demand – Asian Fund Passports are (almost) here! The date to sign the Memorandum of Undertaking (“MoU”) for the Asia Region Funds Passport (“ARFP") programme has been a moving target. Still, this has only built the anticipation and opportunity for other economies to ponder its value and evaluate the cost/benefit of participation.

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Assessing the global transport infrastructure market: Outlook to 2025

Transport infrastructure investment is projected to increase at an average annual rate of about 5% worldwide between 2014 and 2025. This report provides an analysis on transport infrastructure spending to 2025, for which Oxford Economics provided research support. Furthermore, it also estimates the scale of current transport infrastructure investment and assesses the prospects for future investment from now to 2025.

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Banking & Capital Markets Tax

A quarterly issue which highlights recent developments and current hot topics affecting banking and capital markets organisations operating in Asia Pacific.

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Banking Banana Skins 2015

In collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI), the Banking Banana Skins 2015 survey identifies potential sources of risks to banks and ranks them by severity. It also includes industry members' views about the risks they face, the soundness of financial markets, and other pressing issues.

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Blurred lines: How FinTech is shaping Financial Services

Disruption of the FS industry is happening in Singapore and FinTech is the driver. 73% of the financial institutions here believe they are at risk of losing business to FinTech companies. How ready are they to leverage the FinTech ecosystem?

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Budget Commentary - Singapore

This commentary provides our Budget analysis on certain tax proposals. 

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Building Better Cities - Competitive, sustainable and livable metropolises in APEC (and how to become one)

With urbanisation throughout Asia Pacific on the rise, we produced the first APEC cities report analysing 28 key urban centers across the 21 economies--Tokyo to Toronto, Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles, Santiago to Surabaya.

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Building Digital Trust

The confidence to take risks 

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Capital Markets 2020: Will it change for good?

The world of 2020 will be more complex for the users of capital markets. More fragmented providers, fewer products, less customisation and higher cost of services will be the order of the day. Successfully managing risk, liquidity, funding and investment returns in this world will require greater focus, attention and creativity than before.

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Corporate treasury in Asia - Transforming challenges into opportunities

Corporate treasury functions operating in Asia face a number of challenges. The increasingly complex and demanding business environment is putting pressure on businesses in the region. 

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Correcting the course of capital projects

Plan ahead to avoid time and cost overruns down the road

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Cyber Readiness Health Check

How do you measure if you are cyber ready and how do you get the right message to your investors, customers and regulators?

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Cyber risk - Prioritising your investment

This article covers six areas to help you achieve your cyber-risk strategy and objectives.

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Delivering Rail Projects in Asia

This paper gives an overview of the major rail projects planned and under construction in the Southeast Asian region.

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Delivering the value of the audit

Everything you need to know about the new auditor’s report

The new auditor reporting standards are game-changing for the profession. Explore the key changes, reactions and examples of key audit matters from UK audit reports.

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Developing Infrastructure in Asia Pacific: Outlook, Challenges and Solutions

This paper provides an assessment of the outlook for infrastructure development in the Asia Pacific region, discuss solutions to the challenges facing the sector and share opportunities of which investors are encouraged to take advantage

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Doing business in ASEAN

This guide provides an understanding on the high level requirements for company set up in ASEAN countries and the common entity structures available in each of them.

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Economic crime remains an obstinate threat in Singapore

Preparedness to keep pace with evolving challenges is crucial

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Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific

Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific provides an outlook on real estate investment and development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, property sectors, metropolitan areas, and other real estate issues throughout the Asia Pacific region

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The female millennial: A new era of talent

Attracting, engaging, developing and retaining the female millennial

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Financial Crime

How resilient are you?

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Finance Futurescape 2030 Survey

2015 represents a milestone for ASEAN economic integration. The vision of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is set to come to fruition by year end.

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Financial Services Tax Bulletin

This publication provides updates and analyses of regulatory and other developments relating to corporate tax in Singapore.

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FSTP Perspectives

A publication focusing solely on transfer pricing and related issues for financial institutions. It offers an insight into trends and developments, tax authorities’ approaches, and “hot” topic issues in financial services transfer pricing.

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FinTech APAC landscape Developments

This report provides an overview of the key innovations and startups that are changing and shaping the new finance market, it also dissects funding by country and investment dollars.

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Food trust - Giving customers confidence in your food

In today’s global food system, ensuring consumer confidence in the safety of food is critical.

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Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) thought leadership

A periodic update on FATCA issues and developments

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Foundations of the future

What is holding back business investment in Asia? And what can be done to remove these obstacles?

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From surviving to thriving: cancer's next challenge

One of the great achievements of medicine is the improvement in survival of people with cancer. But people diagnosed with cancer, once the initial shock is absorbed, want to be able to make choices, receive personalised and co-ordinated care and have more control over what happens to them – they want to live as ‘normal’ a life as possible – to ‘thrive’.

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Future of India: The Winning Leap

Breaking new ground by deploying solutions for rapid, sustainable and resource-efficient growth

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Global BCM Tax Newsflash

A periodic update on Banking and Capital Markets Tax issues.

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PwC 19th Annual Global CEO Survey - The ASEAN Highlights

38% of ASEAN CEOs very confident of 12-month revenue growth; 62% believe that there are more growth opportunities for their company than 3 years ago

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Global health’s new entrants: Meeting the world’s consumer

New entrants in both developed and developing nations are redefining the $9.59 trillion global healthcare market for consumers, providers, payers, and investors. PwC takes a global perspective in how these new entrants are pioneering pathways into virtual healthcare, more affordable and convenient care options, wellness and fitness, and more.

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Global CEO Survey

PwC’s Annual Global CEO Survey aims to inform and stimulate the debate on how businesses are facing today’s challenges. Over the years, thousands of CEOs around the world have taken the time to share their views with us.

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Heartbleed vulnerability

An urgent internet security wake up call.

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Illustrative Annual Report

The Illustrative Annual Report, first published in 2003, contains the up-to-date best practice corporate disclosures in compliance with the Singapore Companies Act, the Singapore FRS, and the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Listing Manual for companies with financial year ending 31 December.

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Industry 4.0: Building the digital enterprise

Companies are getting down to business with Industry 4.0 – all over the world. PwC’s global study “Industry 4.0: Building the digital enterprise” demonstrates how far digital technologies will advance by 2020.

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Insurance Banana Skins 2015 - The Singapore results

What do Singapore insurers feel are the top risks facing the industry?

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Insurance Banana Skins 2015

This report presents the results from our biennial survey with the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI), Insurance Banana Skins, which examines the risks faced by the insurance industry and identifies those that appear most urgent to insurance practitioners and close observers of the insurance scene around the world.

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Insurance thought leadership

A periodic update on Insurance issues and developments

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Integrated Reporting - Towards more relevant reporting

An analysis of the Straits Times Index (“STI”)constituents’ annual reports

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International Assignment News Alert

A publication by PwC International Assignment Services

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International Comparison of Insurance Taxation

We have the pleasure in presenting the recently updated survey of the accounting and taxation rules that apply to both life and non-life insurance business around the world.

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Intouch - Asia Pacific VAT/GST Alert

Be in touch with indirect tax news - The PwC InTouch newsletter shares the latest VAT/GST developments in Asia Pacific to provide insight and updates on the regional indirect tax landscape.

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Manage your outsourcing arrangements - Who's keeping your promises

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) published its Notice and Guidelines consultation paper on Outsourcing in September 2014. We have two viewpoints addressing the concerns and the challenges of the new outsourcing regulation from a financial services perspective and a service provider perspective.

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Managing Upstream Risk

PwC’s Regulatory Reform Review: An Asian perspective.

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Mini-Guide for Audit Committees

Hot topics that ACs and directors need to know

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Modern mobility: Moving women with purpose

Creating gender inclusive mobility

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Next Generation Diversity: Developing tomorrow’s female leaders

Attracting, developing and retaining the female millennial

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Online advertising in Singapore

In order to understand the media gap in Singapore, Google Asia Pacific commissioned PwC to prepare this independent report. The results have been discussed with Google executive, but PwC is responsible for the analysis and conclusions.

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Opportunities Await: How InsurTech is reshaping insurance

Many believe insurance is on the brink of a major disruption, but few are putting InsurTech at the heart of their strategy. PwC’s global report shares insights on how the industry is responding to this opportunity to transform the market.

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Organising for Digital success

Digital’s function in the Entertainment & Media (E&M) sector

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The perils and blessings of low cost oil for growth markets

How have growth markets been affected by falling oil prices? We look at dynamics driving this, and short-term impact to countries like Russia, India, China and Nigeria.

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Presence to Profitability

PwC’s Growth Markets Centre report, ‘Presence to profitability’, articulates steps to identify and grow profitably with the right partner in growth markets.

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Ready or not, here it comes?

“Ready or not, here it comes?” summarises the status of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) re-deliberations on the IFRS for insurance contracts and where we go from here.

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Reclaiming cybersecurity

The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2016 – Singapore highlights

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The rise of the affluent Asian shopper

PwC’s Experience Radar 2013: Lessons from the Global Retail Apparel industry

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Shellshock vulnerability

Are you cyber risk-resilient?

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Singapore Fund Management Incentives

This paper contains a summary of the tax implications and available incentives for fund managers wishing to operate in Singapore.

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The Singapore Land Transport Master Plan 2013

In this paper PwC reviews the key features of the Master Plan, the major investment projects which are planned for the future and assesses which companies can benefit from the Authority’s Plans

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Singapore: Sovereignty, Society, Substance, Success

White paper on Singapore's tax policy

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Sink or swim: Why wealth management can’t afford to miss the digital wave

Asia Pacific’s high net worth individuals suggest that consumers will continue to place more value on wealth management’s provision of technological products and services. How can the wealth management industry prepare for this?

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A Summary of South East Asian Infrastructure Spending: Outlook to 2025

This publication provides a preview snapshot of our analysis in selected South East Asian economies in advance of our full report on the global infrastructure market

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State of the internal audit profession study

As today’s companies drive new business strategies forward, internal audit should also be evolving at a similar pace in order to maintain the relevance and value it brings. In this year’s study of more than 1300 chief audit executives (CAEs), internal audit managers, members of senior management and board members, PwC discusses the concept of True North, a set of ideals used to guide an organization from its current state to where it wants to be. Finding True North requires innovation, self-reflection and the ability to ask “what should we do?” not “what can we do?”

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State-Owned Enterprises - Catalysts for public value creation?

SOEs are likely to remain an important instrument in any government’s toolbox for societal and public value creation given the right context.

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Straight away

Latest updates from the Monetary Authority of Singapore

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Successful capital projects

The integrated risk framework

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Tax Bulletin / Tax Policy Bulletin

This publication covers updates on and analysis of tax developments relevant to Singapore.

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Tax Lookout

An outlook on recent tax changes

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Tax Newsbites

A bite-sized information and updates from Singapore and around the region

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Total retail 2016 - They say they want a revolution

Retailers in Southeast Asia are facing a marketplace that is changing rapidly – bringing both opportunity and risk. Our report reveals the changing behaviours of consumers in the region that will drive the next retail revolution.

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Turnaround and transformation in cybersecurity: The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2016

Year after year, cyberattacks continue to escalate in frequency, severity and impact..The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2016 published by PwC in conjunction with CIO and CSO examines how executives are looking towards new innovations and frameworks to improve security and mitigate enterprise risk.

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Up close and professional: the family factor

Global Family Business Survey - This report is PwC’s seventh survey of family businesses globally, this year covering more companies and markets than ever before.

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