Publications

Export Controls and Trade Restrictions

Export controls and trade restrictions

International tax news: June 2014

International tax news: June 2014

17th Annual Global CEO survey: Energy industry summary

Mine 2014: Realigning expectations

 

Export controls and trade restrictions
Putting export controls back on the agenda.

Export controls & trade restrictions
June 2014

International tax news: June 2014
This monthly newsletter from PwC's International Tax Network provides an overview of international tax developments from countries worldwide. In this edition, new tax legislation and tax treaties are announced for a number of countries around the globe.

International tax news: June 2014
June 2014
 

Mine 2014: Realigning expectations
2013 was a year that forced the global mining industry to realign expectations in one of the most difficult operating environments for years, according to PwC’s annual Mine report.

Mine 2014: Realigning expectations
June 2014

Key Capital / PwC not-for-profit investment survey 2014
New investment strategy report by PwC and Key Capital for the not-for-profit sector reveals:
  • Not-for-profit organisations are taking more investment risk to achieve funding goals
  • The average investment return is 5.9%
  • A quarter have not identified their investment objective, yet nearly half regard setting the investment strategy as a top priority

Key Capital / PwC not-for-profit investment survey 2014
May 2014

Gearing for growth: The views of Irish insurance leader
This is according to a new survey by PwC among the Dublin International Insurance & Management Association (DIMA) members highlighting the views of international insurance leaders based in Ireland on current and future market prospects, business development opportunities and challenges for the next three years.
 

Gearing for growth: The views of Irish insurance leader
May 2014
 

Bridging the gap: Handing over the family business to the next generation
This report examines how families are planning for succession, how the next generation are planning for it and identifies the challenges that all family firms are facing during the transition process.

To find out more information about this survey, please click here.

Bridging the gap: Handing over the family business to the next generation
May 2014
 

Economic Crime: A persisting threat in Ireland
Our bi-annual crime survey looks at looks at the main types of economic crime and how they affect businesses in Ireland and worldwide. The survey was conducted as part of the PwC 2014 Global Economic Crime Survey with over 5,000 senior business representatives in 95 countries participating in the survey, including 78 organisations in Ireland.

SME restructuring: A formula for growth
April 2014

2014 PwC reward trends snapshot survey
PwC reward trends snapshot survey 2014 is based on data provided by 122 organisations from across a range of industry sectors including banking, insurance, fast moving consumer goods, pharmaceutical & medical devices, technology, retail, construction and the public sector.

2014 PwC reward trends snapshot survey
April 2014
 

6th annual digital IQ survey
PwC’s 6th annual digital IQ survey was conducted in the fall of 2013. The global survey included 1,494 respondents from 36 countries. Answers were aggregated into five regions and 11 industries. Respondents were evenly divided between IT and business leaders. Two-thirds of respondents work in organizations with revenues of $1 billion or greater and 37 percent have revenues greater than $5 billion.

6th annual digital IQ survey
April 2014
 

International tax news: April 2014
This monthly newsletter from PwC's International Tax Network provides an overview of international tax developments from countries worldwide. In this edition, new tax legislation and tax treaties are announced for a number of countries around the globe.

Tax facts 2014
April 2014
 

2014 tax facts
This publication is a practical and easy to follow guide to the Irish tax system. It provides a summary of Irish tax rates as well as an outline of the main areas of Irish taxation. A list of PwC contacts is provided at the back of this guide should you require more detailed advice or assistance tailored to your specific needs.

Tax facts 2014
March 2014
 

Global social security newsletter: March 2014
The newsletter gives a snapshot of changes to the social security regimes of various countries around the world from January to March 2014.

Global social security newsletter: March 2014
March 2014
 

IPO watch Europe 2013
 

IPO watch Europe 2013
March 2014
 

Investing in Ireland: Issue 18
Happy St. Patrick’s day and welcome to the 18th edition of PwC’s newsletter on foreign direct investment (“FDI”) in Ireland.
Forbes recently named Ireland as the best place in the world to do business. This edition summarizes key aspects of Irelands FDI offering which support this position.

Investing in Ireland: Issue 18
March 2014
 

Why Ireland?
With over 1,000 international companies here, Ireland continues to be one of the most favoured global investment locations. Lets explore the potential benefits Ireland can bring to your business.

Why Ireland?
March 2014
 

Room to grow: European cities hotel forecast for 2014 and 2015
In this edition we give look back at 2013: give our forecast for 2014 and 2015, and provide a city by city forecast for 18 gateway cities in Europe. We also give our view on the challenges facing hotels in these locations, along our economic, travel and supply outlook, and we explore the megatrends that will be transforming hotel businesses.

Hospitality and Leisure Practice: PwC - European cities’ hotel forecast 2014 and 2015
March 2014

Priming your business for market transformation:
Banking & capital markets industry summary

Priming your business for market transformation: Banking & capital markets industry summary
February 2014

Achieving total retail: Consumer expectations driving the next retail business model
This is the seventh consecutive year that PwC has published a study of online shoppers, and our third global survey.

Here are some highlights from this year’s report.
  • 15% of our sample shopped with just one retailer in the past year
  • 43% of survey respondents who don't shop online said data security is a major concern keeping many from shopping online
  • 46% of our global shoppers want the “ability to check other store or online stock quickly”
  • 4 in 10 of our survey participants were willing to consider turning to a competitor when confronted by the closure of a local store
  • Online shoppers are split in their preference for mobile browsers versus apps
  • 58% of our global sample discovered a new brand on social media


February 2014
 

Emerging trends in real estate® Europe 2014
Europe’s real estate industry expects more and better in 2014. It is more confident about its prospects and its ability to improve profits. Headcounts, too, have a better chance of growing.

Emerging trends in real estate® Europe 2014
January 2014

Payroll and impact for your business - Budget 2014: November 2013
This document highlights and gives examples of 3 areas where payroll costs will increase for employers.
  • Employer PRSI
  • Maternity Benefit rate standardised to €230 per week
  • Illness Benefit entitlement increased from 3 days to 6 days

Payroll and impact for your business - Budget 2014: November 2013
November 2013

Defending yesterday: Key findings from The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2014

Defending yesterday: Key findings from The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2014
November 2013

A third of businesses at risk of not being ready for SEPA:
Organisations’ failure to prepare for SEPA may cause severe cashflow problems for all; time to prepare a Plan B.

A third of businesses at risk of not being ready for SEPA: Organisations’ failure to prepare for SEPA may cause severe cashflow problems for all; time to prepare a Plan B. - September 2013
September 2013

Finance bill details: October 2013

Finance bill details
October 2013
Breakthrough innovation and growth

 
Breakthrough innovation and growth
October 2013
Unleashing the power of innovation
  • Companies globally expect a US$250 bn revenue boost over next five years.
  • Innovation has become mainstream and recognised as a key driver for growth.
  • 80% of the most innovative firms say they have a well defined innovation strategy.
  • 67% of the most innovative companies said that innovation is a competitive necessity.
Unleashing the power of innovation
October 2013
October 2013 European customs and trade communiqué
In this edition you will find articles on the ECJ case on the point in time non-community goods are assigned a customs-approved treatment or use, the ECJ case on theft of goods placed under customs warehousing arrangements that leads to customs debt, an update on Free Trade Agreements, the new General System of Preferences, correlation tables and dual-use products (export controls), Electronic Manifest - introduction of a new system by the Irish Customs Authorities, update on the Free Trade Agreement between China and Switzerland, road vehicles - a customs risk, the Dutch Tax Package: excise duty, consumption tax and car, the simplification measures that French Customs will provide that are in line with the Union Customs Code and the new annual tariff quota for 'Food Preparations' from the US. We have furthermore included the usual updates from the EU including classification and anti-dumping.

We have furthermore included the usual updates from the EU including classification and anti-dumping.
October 2013 European customs and trade communiqué
October 2013

EIOPA finalises interim measures for Solvency II preparation. What does this mean for your business?
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) have just published its final guidelines for the preparation of Solvency II (’the guidelines’).
The guidelines cover 4 key (and well developed) areas in Solvency II:
  • System of Governance
  • Forward looking assessment of own risks (based on ORSA principles)
  • Submission of information to National Competent Authorities
  • Pre-application for internal models The guidelines are due to come into effect from 1 January 2014 with a phasing in approach into 2015 applied in some areas. CBI guidelines are expected to be published by mid-November. Our paper sets out the key features of the EIOPA guidelines and the implications for your business.

EIOPA finalises interim measures for Solvency II preparation. What does this mean for your business?
October 2013

Pension funding limit change survey: Budget 2014

Pension funding limit change survey: Budget 2014
October 2013

Hourglass magazine issue 28: Making the most of your people

Hourglass magazine issue 28: Making the most of your people
September 2013

IRS opens FATCA online registration system
On 19 August 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the opening of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) registration system. The registration system will enable financial institutions to register and obtain a global intermediary identification number (GIIN).

IRS opens FATCA online registration system
August 2013

Understanding the finer details: Irish funds corporate governance survey
This publication details the results of the corporate governance survey we undertook among independent Directors in the Irish funds industry. In the light of increasing scrutiny from shareholders, regulators and other stakeholders on the role of Boards of Directors, this survey looked at areas such as Board composition and organisation, remuneration, roles and responsibilities, conflicts of interest, investment performance and risk management and areas expected to require additional attention going forward.

Irish funds corporate governance survey
August 2013

Carbon trading: Why Ireland?
Information on carbon trading and advantages as to why international companies should invest in Ireland as it seeks to become a hub for carbon trading. An illustration of how building on Ireland’s huge success in securitisation, aircraft leasing and funds management, a highly supportive tax regime has been created. A summary of how Section 110 companies can benefit from Ireland’s green tax regime and what help is available for companies seeking funding and improvements to tax depreciation of energy efficient equipment. A look at the Irish government and businesses approach to Green energy and how Ireland is currently developing new services, products and technologies which are compatible with this Green agenda.

Carbon trading: Why Ireland?
August 2013

Insurance Banana Skins 2013: The CSFI survey of the risks facing insurers

Insurance Banana Skins 2013: The CSFI survey of the risks facing insurers
July 2013

Treading a new trading path: The impact of regulatory change on commodity trading and risk management in the power and utilities sector
Big changes are taking place that affect utilities companies and their energy trading. Welcoming participants to the roundtable, Norbert Schwieters, PwC Global Power & Utilities Leader, reflected on how "Companies are increasingly engaging in trading to improve and add more flexibility to their asset position. The increase in commodity trading in markets affecting power & utility and gas companies has an impact on short and long-term contract prices, on price volatility, on the choices faced by end-customers and on the regulatory landscape governing markets."

The new regulations are potential game changers for how companies manage their energy trading. Indeed, they are already having a big impact. This report is not written as a guide to the regulations but, rather, it’s intended to give a flavour of how companies are responding and to look ahead at the market implications.

We focus our summary on:
  • How the rule changes are adding to wider market challenges
  • The move to futurisation in the US
  • The data gathering and reporting challenge
  • Where is it leading – the real world impact?

Treading a new trading path: The impact of regulatory change on commodity trading and risk management in the power and utilities sector
Summer 2013

European power & renewables deals: Half year M&A outlook
We analyse the European merger and acquisition activity on a half-year basis in the power utilities and renewable energy industries. The trend towards deals for European gas networks has become strongly evident in the first half of 2013. It’s a development that we predicted in earlier reports in this series and that is set to continue. Renewables deal activity has also stepped up and we now expect attention to turn to potential value in gas generation assets. Despite the current economic challenges, gas assets remain an attractive long-term investment opportunity.

European power & renewables deals: Half year M&A outlook
July 2013

Investing in Ireland: Issue 16
This issue highlights why Ireland continues to be chosen as an FDI destination by an increasing number of multinational firms. It includes updates on new direct flight routes between Dublin and North America, Ireland’s international trade agreements with the USA and China and Ireland's digital sector.

Also summarised in this edition are some of the significant FDI announcements since March 2013 and an update on US FDI in Ireland

Investing in Ireland: Issue 16
July 2013

Global social security newsletter: June 2013
The newsletter gives a snapshot of changes to the social security regimes of various countries around the world from 1 January to 31 May 2013. Further editions will issue in September and December.


June 2013

EU FTT – Will the Commission’s proposal survive?
Brief overview of current status of proposed EU FTT and how we have arrived at where we are.

Tax facts 2013
June 2013

Tax facts 2013
This publication is a practical and easy to follow guide to the Irish tax system. It provides a summary of Irish tax rates as well as an outline of the main areas of Irish taxation. A list of PwC contacts is provided at the back of this guide should you require more detailed advice or assistance tailored to your specific needs.

Tax facts 2013
June 2013

UK releases details outlining implementation of FATCA
On 31 May 2013, HM Treasury and HMRC released the International Tax Compliance (United States of America) Regulations 2013 to implement the Agreement to Improve International Tax Compliance and to Implement FATCA and simultaneously released updated Guidance Note. This Newsbrief identifies key changes from the draft UK Regulations released in December and highlights relevant aspects of the associated Guidance Notes.

UK releases details outlining implementation of FATCA
June 2013

Germany signs FATCA intergovernmental agreement with the US
On 31 May 2013, the German Ministry of Finance, Bundesfinanzministerium (BMF), announced the release of the FATCA Intergovernmental Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States (German-U.S. IGA) for implementing the broad ranging provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”). This Newsbrief provides an overview of the key elements of the German-U.S. IGA and how it compares to the Model 1 IGA.

Germany signs FATCA intergovernmental agreement with the US
June 2013

UCITS V: Steps for funds to ensure investor protection
On 3 July 2012, the European Commission (EC) released a proposal for a UCITS V Directive amending Directive 2009/65/EC. The EC’s proposed amendments to the current UCITS rules are based on the experience from the financial crisis, so as to continue to ensure the safety of investors and the integrity of the market.

UCITS V: Steps for funds to ensure investor protection<
June 2013

Creating value for your business through people
The PwC teams that provide HR and workforce advisory and support services in Ireland encompass 140 multidisciplinary specialists who bring together a comprehensive mixture of skills and experience. We assist organisations align their HR strategy with business performance and help manage the strategic, operational, risk management, financial, tax, and regulatory challenges associated with human resources.

Tax facts 2013
May 2013

Ireland - Employment tax developments May 2013
A number of important Irish employment tax and PRSI developments for 2013 have featured in recently published guidance and proposed legislation. This bulletin sets out these changes along with our insights into their purpose and their effect on employers and employees.


May 2013

mHealth insights: Owning the disease
While disruptive technologies, such as mobile health, have been lauded for their potential, the challenge many organisations face is going beyond a technology-based approach to one that is solution-based. To adapt, some of the more advanced medical technology companies are converting to a convergent care model that allows them to provide solutions along the continuum of care. This approach is called 'owning the disease'. In this publication we discuss what we mean by 'owning the disease', how 'owning the disease' brings together stakeholders as part of a healthcare ecosystem, the four themes that dominate the 'owning the disease' landscapes and challenges facing the industry, and tips for driving data innovation..

mHealth insights: Owning the disease
May 2013

Central Bank of Ireland announces that it is open for AIFMD authorisations

Central Bank of Ireland announces that it is open for AIFMD authorisations
May 2013

An Irish and European perspective on corporate governance

An Irish and European perspective on corporate governance
May 2013

PwC Reward trends snapshot survey 2013
PwC’s Reward trends snapshot survey 2013 is based on data provided by 145 organisations from across a range of industry sectors including banking, insurance, fast moving consumer goods, pharmaceutical & medical devices, technology, retail, construction and the public sector.

PwC Reward trends snapshot survey 2013
May 2013

Making the most of our natural resources: Oil and gas exploration in Ireland
PwC's new report on Ireland oil and gas exploration prepared for Providence Resources reveals:
  • Ireland oil and gas has the potential to transform local and national economies, but critical mass of activity is needed
  • Notwithstanding this, Ireland is already deriving some economic advantage
  • A more transparent and steamlined regulatory and planning process is needed
  • The production of a Government led long-term vision and strategy is needed

Making the most of our natural resources: Oil and gas exploration in Ireland
May 2013

PwC Global and Irish insurance research: Coming to grips with market transformation
PwC's latest insurance report 'Coming to grips with market transformation' outlines the key challenges and opportunities in the Irish and international market. It also highlights the results of PwC's Irish research amongst the international insurance players in Ireland reporting that the majority are positive on growth prospects despite facing certain challenges.

PwC Global and Irish insurance research: Coming to grips with market transformation
May 2013

Irish Revenue release draft regulations and guidance regarding the implementation of FATCA in Ireland

Irish Revenue release draft regulations
May 2013

Are you SEPA smart?
A step by step guide on getting your business ready for a Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA).

The Single Euro Payments Area (or SEPA for short) is a European Union regulation that will simplify financial transactions and make doing business easier. It will apply across 32 European countries, including Ireland, and will make it easier for you to transfer or receive funds.

SEPA will impact all organisations which make EURO denominated electronic payments and in particular, those which collect payments via Direct Debit. Banks have started their SEPA migration journey and it is expected that Business Customers will have completed their transition by the EU regulatory deadline of 1st February 2014.

10Minutes on the stark realities of cybersecurity
April 2013

Legal challenge to the EU FTT – what happens now?
This alert relates to a legal challenge by the UK to a proposed EU Financial Transaction Tax.

Legal challenge to the EU FTT – what happens now?
April 2013

New multilateral action to combat tax evasion
The UK Government has announced an agreement with France, Germany, Italy and Spain to develop multilateral tax information exchange agreements. The agreements are a natural evolution from the reciprocal exchange of tax information under FATCA, but offer new momentum in the drive to tackle international tax evasion.

New multilateral action to combat tax evasion
April 2013

Finance Act 2013

Finance Act 2013
April 2013

Charity investment update - 31 March 2012

Charity investment update - 31 March 2012
April 2013

DB Pensions update - Q1 2013

DB Pensions update - Q1 2013
April 2013

DC Pensions update - Q1 2013

DC Pensions update - Q1 2013
April 2013

Ireland - Immigration changes set to bridge skills gaps

Ireland - Immigration changes set to bridge skills gaps
April 2013

Regulatory times
Welcome to the most recent edition of our PwC Ireland asset management regulatory newsletter 'Regulatory Times'. It covers both local and international regulatory topics affecting the Irish funds industry.

Regulatory times
April 2013

Insurance: Have you assessed your compliance?
The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) has released its programme of themed reviews and inspections, and its enforcement priorities for 2013. The FS Regulatory Advisory Services team have created 3 industry-specific flyers for Banking, Insurance and Asset Management which detail the key themed inspections and enforcement priorities that impact them and have highlighted how PwC can support firms to evaluate or improve their compliance with each.

Insurance: Have you assessed your compliance?
April 2013

Asset management: Have you assessed your compliance?
The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) has released its programme of themed reviews and inspections, and its enforcement priorities for 2013. The FS Regulatory Advisory Services team have created 3 industry-specific flyers for Banking, Insurance and Asset Management which detail the key themed inspections and enforcement priorities that impact them and have highlighted how PwC can support firms to evaluate or improve their compliance with each.

Asset management: Have you assessed your compliance?
April 2013

Banking: Have you assessed your compliance?
The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) has released its programme of themed reviews and inspections, and its enforcement priorities for 2013. The FS Regulatory Advisory Services team have created 3 industry-specific flyers for Banking, Insurance and Asset Management which detail the key themed inspections and enforcement priorities that impact them and have highlighted how PwC can support firms to evaluate or improve their compliance with each.

Banking: Have you assessed your compliance?
April 2013

Hourglass magazine issue 27: Making the most of your people
Hourglass 27 examines the challenges that a more widely-spread, globalised workforce brings to HR. We outline some of the core aims of a worldwide HR team and bring insights into the right people strategy and the right solutions for a truly mobile, efficient workforce.

Hourglass magazine issue 27: Making the most of your people
March 2013

AIFMD - ESMA Guidelines finalised: Final report published on Guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the AIFMD
The European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) voted on 21 March 2013 to cap fund managers' bonuses at 100% of salary, similar to the rules on bankers' pay which were passed in recent weeks by the EU as part of the CRD IV.If passed unchanged, the proposed amendments would result in remuneration regulations under UCITS V that are more onerous than those under AIFMD, CRD III and CRD IV and would result in asset management businesses managing UCITS products facing even tougher rules than the banking sector. These considerations, including the lack of flexibility to increase variable awards and the expanded definition of Identified staff together with other remuneration requirements are summarised in further detail in the attached bulletin.

AIFMD - ESMA Guidelines finalised
March 2013

Global mining deals 2012 and 2013 outlook
Global mining deals is PwC's annual analysis of M&A activity in the mining sector.

Global mining deals 2012 and 2013 outlook
March 2013

Tax issues for service companies in the Irish oil and gas sector

Tax issues for service companies in the Irish oil and gas sector
March 2013

Impact of EU Financial Transaction Tax on the asset management industry

Impact of EU FTT on the asset management industry
March 2013

Investing in Ireland: Issue 15
Included in this issue are updates on Ireland’s path towards exiting the EU/IMF bailout programme and returning to international markets, Ireland’s Presidency of the European Union and landmark EU trade agreement developments being negotiated.

This edition also summarises some of the significant FDI announcements since October 2012, a look back at FDI in Ireland for 2012, and an update on Ireland’s vibrant aircraft leasing and technology sectors.

Investing in Ireland: Issue 15
March 2013

Internationally mobile employees: Taxation issues & related matters for employers and employees 2013
International assignees who accept an overseas posting to Ireland inevitably face important decisions concerning their financial affairs. Relocation is fraught with a myriad of difficulties and clear advice on the taxation consequences and financial issues, relating to both the home country and Ireland, can be of benefit in ensuring a smooth transfer. This guide offers such assistance and it will be of relevance to individuals who are about to move to Ireland or those who contemplate such a move, whether short-term or long-term. This guide will also be informative for employers of individuals coming to work in Ireland.

Internationally mobile employees
March 2013

Key Capital / PwC not-for-profit investment survey 2014
New investment strategy report by PwC and Key Capital for the not-for-profit sector reveals:
  • Not-for-profit organisations are taking more investment risk to achieve funding goals
  • The average investment return is 5.9%
  • A quarter have not identified their investment objective, yet nearly half regard setting the investment strategy as a top priority

Key Capital / PwC not-for-profit investment survey 2014
May 2014

Bridging the gap: Handing over the family business to the next generation
This report examines how families are planning for succession, how the next generation are planning for it and identifies the challenges that all family firms are facing during the transition process.

To find out more information about this survey, please click here.

Bridging the gap: Handing over the family business to the next generation
May 2014
 

2014 PwC reward trends snapshot survey
PwC reward trends snapshot survey 2014 is based on data provided by 122 organisations from across a range of industry sectors including banking, insurance, fast moving consumer goods, pharmaceutical & medical devices, technology, retail, construction and the public sector.

2014 PwC reward trends snapshot survey
April 2014
 

6th annual digital IQ survey
PwC’s 6th annual digital IQ survey was conducted in the fall of 2013. The global survey included 1,494 respondents from 36 countries. Answers were aggregated into five regions and 11 industries. Respondents were evenly divided between IT and business leaders. Two-thirds of respondents work in organizations with revenues of $1 billion or greater and 37 percent have revenues greater than $5 billion.

6th annual digital IQ survey
April 2014
 

2014 tax facts
This publication is a practical and easy to follow guide to the Irish tax system. It provides a summary of Irish tax rates as well as an outline of the main areas of Irish taxation. A list of PwC contacts is provided at the back of this guide should you require more detailed advice or assistance tailored to your specific needs.

Tax facts 2014
March 2014
 

PwC global 100 software leaders: The growing importance of apps and services
PwC’s latest ranking of the 100 largest global software companies, based on data from IDC, lists companies by total software revenue and by the percentage of total software revenue from SaaS. As expected, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and SAP continue to dominate the list in terms of total software revenues.

PwC global 100 software leaders: The growing importance of apps and services
March 2014

Economic crime: A threat to business globally
The 2014 economic crime survey - our seventh to date - was carried out between August 2013 and February 2014.

This survey was completed by 5,128 respondents (compared to 3,877 respondents in 2011) from 99 countries (compared to 78 countries in 2011). Of the respondents, 50% were senior executives of their respective organisations, 35% represented listed companies and 54% represented organisations with more than 1,000 employees.

Economic crime: A threat to business globally
March 2014

Defending yesterday: Key findings from The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2014

Defending yesterday: Key findings from The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2014
November 2013

Pension funding limit change survey: Budget 2014

Pension funding limit change survey: Budget 2014
October 2013

2013 CEO Pulse Survey

2013 CEO Pulse Survey
July 2013

PwC Global and Irish insurance research: Coming to grips with market transformation
PwC's latest insurance report 'Coming to grips with market transformation' outlines the key challenges and opportunities in the Irish and international market. It also highlights the results of PwC's Irish research amongst the international insurance players in Ireland reporting that the majority are positive on growth prospects despite facing certain challenges.

PwC Global and Irish insurance research: Coming to grips with market transformation
May 2013

PwC family business survey 2012
The PwC Global and Irish family business survey is carried out every two years. This year we surveyed 1,952 family business executives in more than 30 countries worldwide including 100 participants in Ireland. It reviews the emerging trends for this important sector in our community and compares performance against their global counterparts as well as highlighting aspirations for the future in an ever changing world.

PwC family business survey 2012
November 2012
 

Global supply chain survey 2013: Next-generation supply chains - Efficient, fast and tailored
This year’s global supply chain survey by PwC shows how Leaders are moving ahead of the pack. They’re tailoring their supply chains to customer needs and investing in next-generation capabilities while keeping the focus on supply chains that are both fast and efficient.

Global supply chain survey 2013
September 2012

Finance effectiveness study 2012: Putting your business on the front foot
This is PwC’s fourth annual benchmark report on the effectiveness of the finance function and outlines the latest findings of our benchmark analysis of more than 200 participating companies. In this report we examine the new demands facing finance functions, especially in relation to data and talent and why some finance teams perform more effectively than others. The finance functions that rate the highest across the areas of insight, efficiency and control tend to run at 40% lower cost than median companies, reflecting both the efficiency of their operations and their success in helping to stimulate business growth. The key differentiator is that they’ve been able to make their investment in people, systems and new operating structures really count.

Finance effectiveness study 2012
August 2012
 

The shape of power to come: 12th PwC annual global power & utilities survey
The PwC annual global power & utilities survey goes to the heart of boardroom thinking in utility companies across the globe. In this, our 12th edition, we have talked to 72 senior power and utility company executives in 43 different countries around the world.

The shape of power to come
May 2012