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While global response to BEPS is cautious, Europe is increasingly leading the drive toward implementation
London, Moscow, 24 May 2016
Most countries globally are moving cautiously in their response to the G20/OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project, with Europe setting the precedent for tax reform. This is according to EY’s Outlook for global tax policy in 2016, which combines insights and forecasts from EY tax policy professionals in 38 jurisdictions across the globe.
Global IPO volume down in first quarter as issuers wait for market conditions to improve
London, Moscow, 19 May 2016
Global IPO activity slowed significantly in Q1 2016 with a total of 167 deals raising just US$12.1b according to the quarterly EY Global IPO Trends: 2016 1Q. This represents the weakest first quarter since 2009 with a 39% drop in volume and a 70% decline in total capital raised compared with the same period last year.
Increasing global cooperation in enforcement against corruption raises the stakes for companies and their executives
London, Moscow, 22 April 2016
EY’s 14th Global Fraud Survey 2016: Corporate misconduct – individual consequences finds a worldwide clamor for enhanced transparency at a time of increased geopolitical tensions and heightened volatility in financial markets.
CFOs concerned about effectiveness of corporate reporting
London, Moscow, 24 March 2016
CFOs are losing confidence in corporate reporting and its effectiveness, as pressure from audit committees, the complexity of implementing new reporting requirements and reporting overload affect performance, according to the annual survey by EY’s Financial Accounting and Advisory Services (FAAS), Are you prepared for corporate reporting’s perfect storm?
New risks for business as indirect tax regimes sweep the globe
London, Moscow, 22 March 2016
More countries than ever are adopting indirect tax regimes as they respond to revenue shortfalls and digital innovation, according to EY’s Indirect Tax in 2016 – an in-depth review of indirect tax developments and trends across more than 100 jurisdictions. The report also finds that the global trend for increasing indirect tax rates continues, and identifies new risks for businesses adapting to unparalleled change in the tax landscape.
Biopharma M&A soars in 2015: Is this the new normal?
San Francisco, Moscow, 29 February 2016
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the biopharmaceutical industry skyrocketed in 2015, with the value of 2015 announced deals totalling more than US$300b, a new record for the industry, according to EY’s Firepower Index and Growth Gap Report 2016, released today. Much of this activity was driven by companies seeking to create more focused businesses and close persistent revenue “growth gaps".
Banks rethink risk management with a focus on front-office accountability
London, Moscow, 26 February 2016
Bank boards and management are increasing their focus on risk management and are holding front-office staff more responsible as they address regulatory pressure, investor demands and the high cost of past misconduct. This is according to EY’s 2015 risk management survey of major financial institutions, Rethinking risk management: banks focus on non-financial risks and accountability.
Industry distress to fuel oil and gas transaction activity as crude price dives
London, Moscow, 25 February 2016
More oil and gas companies are expected to succumb to stress in the sector, which will drive transactions in 2016, after global deal volume and value fell short of expectations in 2015, dropping by 33% and 17% respectively year-on-year.
Debt and earnings disconnect leaves mining companies vulnerable
London, Moscow, 27 January 2016
Mining companies globally are factoring in ‘lower for longer’ commodity prices as leverage levels across the sector stretch balance sheets and trigger a flood of asset sales, according to EY Global Mining & Metals Transactions Leader, Lee Downham, in response to EY’s Debt in the mining sector report.
Low oil prices highlighted the need of operational excellence for oil and gas companies
Moscow, 25 January 2016
The sustained reduction in oil and gas prices, coupled with a forecast of modest recovery, requires the industry to apply increased focus and rigor to operations performance. According to EY’s report “Driving operational performance in oil and gas”, 77% of companies currently have an operational excellence (OE) program or have previously run an OE program, but even the most successful OE programs have room for improvement.
ETF industry expects nearly 18% growth per year over next three to five years
London, Moscow, 18 January 2016
Exchange traded fund (ETF) businesses expect to grow by nearly 18% per year for the next three to five years, as they continue to gain market share from traditional active asset managers and passive mutual funds, institutional investors increasing their allocations to ETFs, and innovative products driving growth, according to the EY Global ETF Survey 2015 ETFs: a positive force for disruption.
The first session of ‘Russia’s regions: new growth areas’ to take place on December 24, 2015 in Nizhny Novgorod
Moscow, 16 December 2015
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is to launch a cycle of events on the topic of ‘Russia’s regions: new growth areas’ in collaboration with the Russian Export Center (REC) and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI), aimed at developing investment opportunities, improving the export potential of Russia’s regions and promoting specific territories.
More than one-third of global organizations still lack confidence in their ability to detect sophisticated cyber attacks, EY survey finds
London, Moscow, 2 December 2015
More than one-third (36%) of global organizations still lack confidence in their ability to detect sophisticated cyber attacks, according to the annual EY’s Global Information Security Survey 2015, Creating trust in the digital world.