PwC’s iBooks

2014 Guide to Tax and Wealth Management

Wealth management and tax planning, when done right, require care and a thoughtful approach. This has been particularly true these past several years, as high-net-worth individuals and their families looked to recoup losses from the early days of the financial crisis — and then determine the best path forward in the long term.

Our guide will walk you through the key concepts and approaches pertaining to tax planning, investing, charitable giving, estate and gift planning, business succession, family meetings, family offices, risk management, and cross-border considerations. Each chapter contains the latest legal, economic, and legislative developments to help steer discussions with your advisors and family members to make well-informed decisions about your wealth management.

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Communications Review

Going further

A journal for executives in the telecom, cable, satellite and Internet industries. The magazine showcases the best global practices and leading-edge thinking regarding management and financial issues in the communications industry. The theme for this issue of Communications Review is ‘Going further’. As we move into 2013, what’s clear is that the ever changing environment of our industry demands that we constantly challenge, renew and improve our ideas and activities across the business. The articles cover small cell technology; capex ROI challenges; monetising digital media in emerging markets; the future of the revenue assurance function; and an interview with Verizon’s CFO, Fran Shammo, who talks about Verizon’s plans to keep building on its achievements and taking the company’s evolution even further.

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English/ Communications Review, Vol. 18 no. 2

Continuing to evolve

A journal for executives in the telecom, cable, satellite and Internet industries. The magazine showcases the best global practices and leading-edge thinking regarding management and financial issues in the communications industry. In this issue, our theme is ‘Continuing to evolve’. We start by exploring mobile unified communications, integrating multiple mobile and fixed devices, locations and applications to offer seamless communication across voice, data and video. We then look at spectrum management and map out strategies to reduce demand, accelerate reuse, and recycle spectrum for greater efficiency. Next, we discuss the security landscape for communications providers and assess how well the industry is combating risks based on the findings of The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2014. Finally, we consider the cloud, where operators urgently need to stake out their positions as cloud providers, and make the changes needed to deliver these services.

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Communications Review, Vol. 18 no. 1

Discipline for growth

A journal for executives in the telecom, cable, satellite and Internet industries. The magazine showcases the best global practices and leading-edge thinking regarding management and financial issues in the communications industry. In this issue, we explore the theme of ‘Discipline for growth’. Our first article looks at how operators can use their scale and capabilities to compete through innovation, and includes an accompanying interview with the CEO of Telefónica’s Wayra, who discusses their approach to fostering innovation. In our second article, we present six strategic plays for achieving breakout growth, requiring focus and organisational agility. Our third article explores what the proposed changes to VAT mean for providers of e-services and the potential impact on revenues. And, finally, in our Perspectives section, we interview SmarTone’s CEO Douglas Li, who talks about how SmarTone has managed to become both highly profitable and highly differentiated with customers.

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Communications Review, Vol. 17 No. 2

New Opportunities in Familiar Places

A journal for executives in the telecom, cable, satellite and Internet industries. The magazine showcases the best global practices and leading-edge thinking regarding management and financial issues in the communications industry. In this issue of Communications Review we look at new opportunities that are arising in some familiar areas that already represent well-trodden terrain for the industry. Article address: Collaborating in the indirect sales channel; reshaping retail through mobile wallets; facing realities in mHealth; ensuring an ROI from 4G investments; and creating value through network decommissioning. All five articles are united in reflecting two further industry trends. Firstly, they all touch on the value and importance of collaboration. Secondly, they all highlight the potential of a ‘virtuous circle’ of spending.

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Communications Review, Vol. 17 No.1

Telecoms in Africa: Innovating and inspiring

A journal for executives in the telecom, cable, satellite and Internet industries. The magazine showcases the best global practices and leading-edge thinking regarding management and financial issues in the communications industry. This issue of the magazine includes a high-level view of telecoms in Africa, plus ten country profiles; sustaining and improving network performance; the future of mobile payments; a communications slice on PwC’s Global CEO Survey; plus interviews with two CEOs of communications operators in Africa (MTN Côte d’Ivoire and MTN South Africa).

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US Corporate Responsibility Summary Update 2012

Update 2012

This 2012 Corporate Responsibility Update captures highlights of our recent CR progress and performance and is intended to be a companion to our more comprehensive FY11 web-based report (pwc.com/us/crreport), which used the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Guidelines at a self-checked GRI application level of B. By publicly reporting our efforts, we continue to demonstrate transparency and build trust with all our stakeholders, including the capital markets in which we operate. Our next full-length CR Report is scheduled for release in Fall 2013.

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US Corporate Responsibility Report 2011

Report 2011

Our corporate responsibility (CR) strategy builds on PwC’s long-standing values and ethical practices and recognizes our most important CR impacts and opportunities. CR is a key component of our overall business strategy. Doing business responsibly, while engaging our stakeholders and communities, is critical to the sustainability of our business, our people, and our communities. We approach CR in the US through four areas of focus – Marketplace, People, Community, and Environment. Within this framework, our CR strategy focuses on three societal issues (or cause areas): youth education, climate change, and social inclusion. These act as our guiding principles that focus our actions and serve as a consistent global framework to organize our expanding efforts.

To complement our online report (pwc.com/us/crreport), this brief executive summary is available as an iBook so that our CR information is more readily accessible to our stakeholders.

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China's impact on the semiconductor industry

2012 update

This annual report provides an in-depth look at the current status of the semiconductor industry (from both a consumption and production standpoint) in China. It assesses geographical and product category demand, reviews shifts in the semiconductor value chain and provides updated growth scenarios.

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Worldwide Tax Summaries - Corporate Taxes 2012 / 13

Corporate Taxes 2012 / 13

Worldwide Tax Summaries – Corporate Taxes 2012/13 is a useful reference tool, to help you manage taxes around the world. It offers quick access to information about corporate tax systems in 152 countries worldwide, in an easily digestible format.

Written by local PwC tax specialists in each country, it covers the latest changes in legislation, residency, gross income, deductions, tax credits and incentives, tax administration, other taxes and tax rates, up to date (unless otherwise stated) as of 1 June 2012. Also included is a global directory of PwC contacts organised by their tax specialty area.

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