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Activity in African capital markets shows significant decline in 2016 amidst economic uncertainty and global political upheaval: PwC report

On a sector basis, the financial services sector continued to dominate the African IPO market during 2016 with 45% of total value and 55% of total volume, followed by consumer goods and industrials with a total value of 31% and 13% respectively

2016 marked a challenging year for African equity markets in the wake of lower economic growth and political upheaval around the globe, largely as a result of the US elections cycle and the Brexit vote. African equity capital markets (ECM) broke a streak of three successive years of growth, recording…

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Tax compliance gets easier for companies, but new data highlights post–filing challenges across the world

Africa is still a difficult region for paying taxes - PwC

Economies around the world continue to make progress in simplifying and reducing the burden of tax compliance on business, according to the latest edition of Paying Taxes 2017, a report by the World Bank Group and PwC (www.PWC.com). Download the report: http://www.APO.af/PwC Released today, the report finds that the Total…

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South Africa’s Mining Industry continues to Face Tough Times in the Wake of Subdued Commodity Prices, Mounting Cost Pressure and Regulatory Uncertainty: PwC Report

Companies had no choice but to cut back on new developments, re-focus on profitable production rather than maximum production and to save costs

2016 marked another challenging year for SA’s mining industry in the wake of subdued commodity prices, an increase in short-term volatility, increased pressure on operating models and regulatory uncertainty. These are some of the highlights from PwC’s (www.PwC.com) eighth edition of SA Mine, a series of publications that highlights trends in…

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Growth is on the African Business Agenda - PwC report

Africa remains one of the preferred frontiers for investment opportunities and doing business, according to a report released by PwC Africa today

Africa remains one of the preferred frontiers for investment opportunities and doing business, according to a report released by PwC Africa today (www.PwC.com). Growth and foreign direct investment has continued in Africa amid the recent global economic uncertainty. Download the report: http://www.apo.af/GQ1wcC This is confirmed by PwC’s Africa Business Agenda…

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Africa’s CEOs look to innovation and technology to stimulate growth in uncertain global economic environment

PwC’s Africa Business Agenda was released today at the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali

In Africa’s boardrooms growth is on the agenda – together with addressing stakeholders’ expectations and concerns and managing the pipeline of talent. Business strategies of companies include the growing of regional operations, investing in and developing innovative and technological products and services, and strengthening of internal management structures. These are…

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Strategy that works in Africa: closing the gap between strategy and execution

Most major corporations struggle with developing a business strategy that works

Most major corporations struggle with developing a business strategy that works. Fifty percent of business leaders don’t believe they have a winning strategy to begin with and almost all report missing major opportunities in the market. About two-thirds of business executives say that their company’s capabilities don’t support the way…

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South African organisations report the highest rate of economic crime in the world over the last two years: PwC Global Economic Crime Survey

69% of organisations report being victims of economic crime 32% of organisations have experienced cybercrime 70% of survey respondents view local law enforcement as inadequately resourced to fight economic crime South African organisations reported a considerably higher frequency in the incidence of economic crime in comparison to their African and…

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African Capital Markets continue to reflect strong figures for 2015 – but challenging times may lie ahead

In line with global trends, 2015 was a challenging year for African capital markets in the wake of market volatility and the emergence of renewed global economic uncertainty in the latter part of the year, while the first half resulted in the highest levels of both equity capital markets transactions…

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Companies that adopt a capabilities-driven strategy will gain a competitive edge in African markets: Strategy& analysis

A new study released today by Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting capability based in Africa

Executives that follow a capabilities - driven strategy will make their companies more coherent and gain a competitive advantage in the African markets where they have decided to expand their operations. The right strategy can transform a company and its industry, delivering substantially superior shareholder returns in the long-term. These…

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PwC FY15 global revenues increase 10% to US$ 35.4 billion

Double-digit growth in Middle East and Africa (16%), North America and the Caribbean (12%) and Australasia and Pacific Islands (11%)

Strongest revenue growth in eight years Double-digit growth in Middle East and Africa (16%), North America and the Caribbean (12%) and Australasia and Pacific Islands (11%) Total workforce tops 208,000 a record number, with 53,000 people joining in FY15 PwC named as 2nd most attractive employer in the world for…