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Utility companies facing ever increasing regulatory burden, look to rapid growth markets to mitigate risk
Cape Town, 15 May 2013
The traditional business model of utility companies is under threat, with a new approach needed to ensure future success according to Business Pulse: Exploring the dual perspectives of the top 10 risks and opportunities in 2013 and beyond, a new report launched today by Ernst & Young.
Quota de IDE global em África aumentou nos últimos cinco anos
Londres e Joanesburgo, 6 De Maio 2013
A quota de investimento direto estrangeiro (IDE) global em África cresceu nos últimos cinco anos, destacando o interesse crescente dos investidores estrangeiros, de acordo com o terceiro relatório Africa Attractiveness Survey publicado hoje pela Ernst & Young.
La part africaine des IDE mondiaux augmente depuis les cinq dernières années
Londres et Johannesburg, le 6 Mai 2013
La part africaine des investissements directs à l’étranger (IDE) mondiaux a augmenté au cours des cinq dernières années, reflétant l’intérêt croissant des investisseurs étrangers, selon la troisième étude Africa Attractiveness Survey d’Ernst & Young, parue aujourd’hui.
Africa's share of global FDI increases over the last five years
London and Johannesburg, 6 May 2013
Africa’s share of global foreign direct investment (FDI) has grown over the past five years highlighting the growing interest from foreign investors, according to Ernst & Young’s third Africa Attractiveness Survey, released today.
Tax certainty for growth
2 May 2013
It is never an easy task for governments to strike the right balance between providing a business friendly tax environment for investors while at the same time ensuring that foreign investors pay their fair share of the tax burden.
Global executives say M&A's will rise, yet only a moderate increase in aquisitions planned
Johannesburg, 25 April 2013
A major rebound in confidence in the global economy among large corporates is not yet translating into expected capital investment and M&A activity, according to Ernst & Young’s eighth bi-annual Capital confidence barometer, based on a survey this month of 1,600 senior executives in 50 countries.
Asset management confidence shows a marginal decline
22 April 2013
A survey released by Ernst & Young today, indicates that confidence in the asset management industry declined marginally in the first quarter of 2013.
Life Insurance confidence remains strong, supported by a strong JSE
19 April 2013
In a quarterly survey released today, Ernst & Young reports that life insurance confidence remained very strong, rising from 92 index points in the last quarter of 2012 to 95 in the first quarter of 2013.
Bank confidence softens but remains at strong levels
16 April 2013
A survey released by Ernst & Young today indicates that banking confidence was marginally softer in the first quarter of 2013.
Harvesting growth - the rise of private equity exits in Africa
10 April 2013
Africa’s economic development over the last few years has been impressive, with many countries across the continent starting to see the benefits of government and economic reforms and increased FDI flows.
Retail sales growth disappoints during 2013Q1
8 April 2013
Results from the latest Ernst & Young / Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Retail survey reveal that trading conditions continued to deteriorate and the growth in retail sales volumes slowed further during 2013Q1.
Africa on the move
Durban, 27 March 2013
Parts of Africa are well on the way to becoming some of the most dynamic places in the world for investment according to Ernst & Young’s Africa on the move report, produced in collaboration with the Ernst &Young /SKOLKOVO Institute for Emerging Markets Studies, released today.
Ernst and Young opens new office in South Sudan
22 March 2013
Ernst & Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, announced the opening of its brand new offices in Juba, South Sudan.
Elevating the Tax Profession: 2013 Young Tax Professional of the Year Award
Johannesburg, 20 March 2013
Careers in this decade are no longer modelled around the clear-cut professions of lawyers, doctors, technicians and engineers. There is more awareness being created in branches within these core professions such as tax law, competition law, aeronautical engineering etc.
African markets increasingly open for business but positive mindset required
Cape Town, 7 March 2013
African markets are increasingly open for business. Despite perceptions of elevated and uniform risk, in many ways the continent is no different to others: as with anywhere, sound business practices enable well-run firms and funds to convert business strategies into actual results.
Remarkable resilience across the Africa continent continues to drive geographic expansion in PE investment
20 February 2013
Despite the persistent global economic woes, Africa continues to flourish. In recent years economic growth rates have been well in excess of those in developed economies and above those in many emerging markets.
Increase in trade and demand for commodities boost rapid-growth markets
18 February 2013
An increase in intra-regional trade, easing of monetary and fiscal policy, and higher demand for commodities will lead to an improvement in the economic outlook for the rapid-growth markets (RGMs) in 2013, according to Ernst & Young’s quarterly Rapid-Growth Markets Forecast (RGMF) released today.
State-backed and financial investors to drive 2013 mining deals
18 February 2013
State-backed and financial investors’ appetite for M&A, combined with divestments, will drive a recovery in mining and metals deal volumes and value in 2013, following a slow and patchy year for deals in 2012, according to Ernst & Young.
Record year for global oil and gas transactions in 2012
31 January 2013
With an average of more than four transactions announced every day in 2012, the oil and gas sector has remained one of the most active global sectors for mergers and acquisitions.
Life Insurance confidence recovers from a weak third quarter
29 January 2013
In a quarterly survey released today, Ernst & Young reports that life insurance confidence recovered strongly from 75 index points in the third quarter of 2012, to 93 in the last quarter of 2012. This follows two consecutive quarters of dropping confidence levels, and takes the life insurers back to the very strong confidence levels that they enjoyed through 2011 and into early 2012.
Asset Management confidence in line with a strong JSE
23 January 2013
A survey released by Ernst & Young today, indicates that confidence in the asset management industry remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2012. The strong confidence levels were aligned to a bullish stock market, and came about despite weak third quarter growth and a subdued fourth quarter outlook.
Bank confidence remains strong, despite weak economy
17 January 2013
A survey (pdf, 223.2kb) released by Ernst & Young today indicates that banking confidence remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2012. The survey found that confidence was particularly robust in the retail segment. Overall banking confidence was slightly lower than third quarter levels, falling from 85 index points to 84 points currently, marginally below its 2012 peak in the first quarter.
Global Islamic assets expected to reach US$1.8 trillion by 2013
17 January 2013
Global Islamic banking assets held by commercial banks are set to cross US$1.8 trillion in 2013, up from the US$1.3 trillion of assets held in 2011, according to Ernst & Young’s World Islamic Banking Competitiveness Report 2013.