One of the challenges for the continued economic growth of the APEC territories, are integrated supply chains that are reliable. Removing key trade bottle necks will facilitate faster, less expensive, and more secure intra-APEC trade.
For the continued economic growth of the APEC territories, the need for economic integration, both between the APEC territories, and beyond is established reality. The fastest growing APEC economies will account for about two-thirds of overall APEC trade, up from about half in 2011.
In the summer of 2011, 834 corporate directors responded to PwC’s 2011 Annual Corporate Director Survey. Sixty seven percent of survey respondents were on the boards of companies with more than $1 billion in annual revenue, representing the current boardroom thinking of today’s world-class companies. Their responses indicate a clear recognition of the challenges they face with this altered landscape. Directors are listening carefully, and are focused on responding, to the concerns expressed by shareholders, regulators, and other stakeholders.
PwC's 2011 US Asset Management Reward and Talent Management Survey gives human resource leaders insight into emerging trends and best practices in talent acquisition and retention. Volatile financial markets, minimal M&A activity, global regulatory reform and greater investor scrutiny continued to pressure asset managers, HR leaders are redesigning incentive and governance structures to support evolving business objectives and grow their human capital base.
PwC’s 8th annual examination of the internal audit profession, focuses on this rising importance of risk management and internal audit's contribution by taking a closer look at how stakeholders and board members view critical risks and the role internal audit could be playing.
A study by PwC, CIO Magazine and CSO Magazine, the 14th annual Global State of Information Security Survey explores crucial drivers of information security effectiveness. The study spanned 138 countries with more than 9,600 responses from CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CISOs, CSOs, VPs, and directors of IT and security.
Read about the top business opportunities and risks in emerging and fast-growing markets (EFGMs), where economic conditions are rebounding more quickly than in mature markets. These were identified by 158 private-company executives interviewed by the Economist Intelligence Unit for this publication and as observed first hand by PwC partners around the globe.