01 Dec 2016
As per PwC’s Using advanced analytics to make Big Decisions ™ report, India scores higher as compared to their global counterparts with 61% of India leaders believing that their organisational decisions are highly data-driven compared to the global benchmark of approximately 40%.
21 Nov 2016
51 reconstructed houses and a Community Centre were handed over to the residents of Tamenglong District who were affected by the 2016 earthquake
21 Nov 2016
While three-quarters of Indian family businesses have grown in the past one year, barely 15 per cent of them have a robust, documented and communicated succession plan, according to PwC’s 2016 India Family Business Survey Report.
18 Nov 2016
9,000 girls from 11 Government schools get access to clean toilets, positively impacting school dropout rates
04 Nov 2016
Shyamal Mukherjee has been elected as the new Chairman of PwC network of entities in India for a four year term beginning Jan 1, 2017.
13 Oct 2016
The demand is evident; with two-thirds of over 1,400 global CEOs believing their businesses face more threats today than three years ago and over half concerned about their readiness to respond to a crisis¹, PwC has launched the Global Crisis Centre to help organisations prepare for, respond to, and recover from crisis.
13 Oct 2016
India will require investment of USD 1 trillion over a period of next 5-7 years to meet the Infrastructure and housing demand. While approximately 70-80% of the demand will be from housing, the balance will be from Smart City projects, Infra-linked real estate projects like airports, railways and urban transport and the development of industrial corridors.
07 Oct 2016
PwC India and Microsoft India have formed a strategic alliance that will help industry harness some of the core competencies of both firms. This strategic partnership between Microsoft and PwC will empower the digital transformation of large and mid-sized organizations in India by leveraging Microsoft’s technology expertise and PwC’s strategy capabilities across sectors and competencies, including taxation, smart cities and digital India programs.
06 Oct 2016
PwC India has launched its Digital Experience Centre (DEC) in Bengaluru. This experience centre provides a unique ecosystem combining the best of industry knowledge, experience in business transformation and creative imagination fuelled by people with diverse skill sets. The DEC enables rapid and scalable prototyping which can be tested and deployed to clients within a few days versus the standard industry norm of few months. Thereby bringing in efficiency in terms of time, investment and opportunity cost.
05 Oct 2016
The PwC network reported total global gross revenues of US$35.9 billion for the fiscal year ended on 30 June 2016. At constant exchange rates (local currency), PwC's total global revenues rose by over 7%.
22 Sep 2016
Mumbai: With the adoption of Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS), majority of the companies had to make adjustments on account of taxes, financial instruments and revenue recognition.
20 Sep 2016
Water stress has become a perennial concern in most Indian cities. India is expected to add approximately 404 million new urban dwellers between 2015 and 2050. This rapid urban growth will be linked with higher industrial output and greater energy demand, thus adding to the urban water stress. Institutionalising the reuse of treated wastewater can help utilities in addressing this challenge in an effective manner.
01 Sep 2016
The changes to Indian consumer behaviour are being driven by increasing incomes, the younger profile of consumers and growing access to the internet.
01 Sep 2016
The second quarter (April to June) of calendar year 2016 has again given a strong push to Indian private equity (PE). The Q2 ’16 has seen investments worth 4.3 billion USD in 147 deals. The average deal size for this quarter was 29.1 million USD.
22 Aug 2016
India is well positioned as a major investment destination for the global community, particularly the US. Its macroeconomic stability, resilience and ability to deal effectively with external shocks and the government’s proactive initiatives are making India a large and approachable market that is capable of yielding steady and attractive returns to investors in the medium-to-long term.
17 Aug 2016
Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) worldwide believe that India is an attractive investment destination among emerging markets with a favourable trade and settlement cycle, moderate tax rates and adequate investment limits. Among others, these are some of the key findings of the PwC’s Foreign Portfolio Investor Survey 2016-17 – India Moving in the right direction.
21 Jul 2016
Digital is now a priority for most CEOs of industrial companies in India. Industrial leaders are digitising essential functions within their internal vertical operations processes and are focused on driving both revenue growth and operational efficiencies.
19 Jul 2016
The payments landscape in emerging markets, including India, is expected to transform on the backbone of accelerating growth in electronic payments given the advent of new and disruptive market players and alternative business models.
23 Jun 2016
PwC India has appointed Joydeep Kumar Roy as a Partner in the Advisory practice. He will lead PwC's insurance and allied business practice in India.
22 Jun 2016
India has set an ambitious target of 1.5 billion tonnes (BT) of domestic coal production by FY 2020 and will need huge investments adding up to more than 10 lakh crore INR in coal mining and its allied sectors like power, steel, cement, infrastructure for logistics, and coal washeries for achieving this goal.
16 Jun 2016
The first quarter (January to March) of 2016 started on a strong note for Indian private equity (PE). The Q1 of CY 2016 saw investments worth 3.10 billion USD in 160 deals. The average deal size in Q1 ’16 was 19.4 million USD.
08 Jun 2016
India’s entertainment and media sector is expected to grow steadily over the next four years as per PwC’s Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2016-20. The industry is expected to exceed US$40,000mn by 2020 growing at compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.3% between 2016 and 2020.
23 May 2016
Growing threats of terrorism, natural disasters and increasing instances of social unrest have made physical security one of the biggest concerns for corporate India. A large number of companies feel the existing security standards, legal, regulatory and compliance frameworks in the industry were not adequate to support corporate security requirements in India. This is according to a survey by PwC India and American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).
21 Apr 2016
PwC today announced the inauguration of its office in Dhaka, further leveraging the opportunity to partner Bangladesh in its growth journey by offering services in areas of advisory and taxation. The new office was inaugurated by Honourable Finance Minister Mr Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, with British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Alison Blake and Deputy Chief of Mission of US Embassy in Dhaka, David Meale in attendance.
08 Apr 2016
The ‘business of running cities’ is changing rapidly due to the emergence of new business models and technologies. Innovative business models such as sharing and circular economy, digital integration of services, public asset revitalisation and innovative outsourcing, will unleash excess capacities in the urban realm and enable cities to do more with less. Internet of things (IoT), mobile based sensing, location and condition sensing, data analytics and open data will also play a key role in enabling cities to battle myriad urban challenges.
08 Apr 2016
India has seen improved business environment in the recent past, as reflected in India’s ranking in Global Competiveness Report released by the World Economic Forum. However, much more needs to be done across dimensions such as land acquisition, dispute resolution, permitting process, information availability and procurement process to propel India’s global standing.
29 Mar 2016
Both Indian and foreign industry believes the new category, Indigenously Designed Developed & Manufactured (IDDM), will be a game changer for the future, leading to real participation of domestic companies. This category is expected to bring significant investments in R&D and will ensure that the scientific talent in India is engaged in developing cutting-edge technologies in defence.
15 Mar 2016
The last quarter of 2015 (October to December) provided a strong finish to the year, making it the best year for Indian private equity (PE) in history. The fourth quarter of 2015 saw investments worth 3.9 billion USD, a 40% drop as compared to the previous quarter and a 12% drop as compared to the same period of CY 2014. Despite the drop, the stellar performance throughout the whole year helped 2015 to become the best year ever, with a total of 19.5 billion USD worth of PE inflow across 159 deals.
09 Mar 2016
CEOs in India continue to be more confident about their company’s growth than their global peers. According to PwC’s 19th Annual Global CEO Survey (India report), 64% of the respondents are very confident of their growth prospects in the next 12 months as compared to 35% globally. India overtook Brazil in the global CEOs’ ranking of growth markets, jumping up to the fifth place this year from sixth in 2015.
25 Feb 2016
This communiqué covers an important issue facing start-ups and digital businesses around section 79 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 wherein they are unable to carry forward and set off the business losses that they typically incur in the initial years of their operations, because of the dilution of the original promoter shareholding beyond 49%, to other investors/VCs/PE players.
10 Feb 2016
PwC’s annual global total retail survey 2016 has tracked consumer behaviour across retail channels, bringing to light the changes brought about by multichannel retailing. From choosing between channels to being channel agnostic, Indian consumers today are moving with pace towards the omnichannel way of life.
09 Feb 2016
That India is a bright spot in the context of global economic growth scenario has been acknowledged by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). According to the FICCI – PwC Strategy& Survey: India Manufacturing Barometer – Winds of Change, majority of the respondents agreed that growth would be in the range of 7–8% in India.
03 Feb 2016
The level of preparedness for Ind AS adoption for companies goes beyond financial reporting, requiring significant organisational changes. The PwC Ind AS Outlook Survey found that more than 50% of the respondents are yet to plan or commence implementing changes at an organisational level. Also, 39% of the respondents are yet to start or plan for the impact assessment of Ind AS adoption.
12 Jan 2016
PwC India today announced the setting up of a centre of excellence (CoE) for forensics in Hyderabad. This state-of-the-art facility will provide clients with solutions related to anti-money laundering compliance, third-party due diligence, email and document review, and investigation support.