Advance pricing agreements: Frequently asked questions
Advance pricing agreements (APAs) are gaining currency among taxpayers as a tool to protect themselves from future uncertainties. This publication seeks to answer the frequently asked questions relating to APAs.
Managing cyber risks in an interconnected world: Key findings from The State of Information Security Survey 2015
Cyber security threats today have become increasingly sophisticated and complex, but organisations have not been able evolve at the same pace. As they move ahead and embrace new technologies without fully comprehending the implications these have on the entire enterprise, they are susceptible to an array of cyber security threats. In this report, we assess the cyber security outlook of Indian organisations and compare it with their global peers.
Navigating tax controversy in India
The white paper is an 'as is' study of the Indian tax dispute resolution and the alternate dispute resolution machinery in India. It highlight areas of improvement in the existing set-up.
Destination India 2014
Our annual publication provides an introduction to potential investors on important aspects of investing and doing business in India, providing an introductory summary to the laws, regulations and practices in India. It is compiled by a team of PwC specialists based on their extensive knowledge and experience of the frequently asked questions by first time investors to India.
Assignments in India
The publication gives an overview of the tax and regulatory framework for foreign nationals coming to work in India. It helps in understanding the basic framework of the Indian tax system, steps to be undertaken before or after arriving in the country.
Social security for cross-border assignments
The publication presents an overview of the Indian social security regulations applicable on cross-border assignments. It is designed to help employers and cross-border workers understand, the social security system in India and its various compliance requirements, the benefits available under social security agreements, other matters which need to be kept in view.
Why Indian companies need to get Fit for GrowthSM and what you can do
With the Indian economy beginning to bounce back and with business sentiment significantly improving across sectors, growth is very much back on the agenda. This report explores how organisations can invest in building scale and critical capabilities that will enable the next level of growth.
The leap towards sustainable power in eastern India
This CII-PwC report discusses options for the Indian electricity sector to establish clean, reliable and affordable modes of electricity sourcing and supply for stakeholders of the Indian power sector.
Cloud computing discussion paper for the education, automotive and IT & ITeS sector
This paper presents an overview of the cloud computing framework and explains how the technology can help fuel growth, foster innovation and provide SMEs with a level playing field.
Evolution of e-commerce in India: Creating the bricks behind the clicks
The e-commerce sector in India has seen explosive growth over last few years, nearly tripling in size to 12.6 billion USD over last four years. Online retail, though still a small fraction of the e-commerce space, is one of the fastest-growing segments. Our report estimates that logistics and infrastructure, being the backbone of online retail, will receive much of the investment flowing into this sector.
2014 state of the internal audit profession study
Our annual survey results suggest that alignment of stakeholder expectations, and matching skills and capabilities to these expectations, helps internal audit enhance the value delivered to the organisation.
Hydropower in India: Key enablers for a better tomorrow
This FICCI-PwC report identifies the challenges faced by the hydropower sector and look at enablers that could help in accelerating the implementation of hydropower projects in India.
India Inc: Shifting to top gear
The decisive post-election results have swayed a few ‘cautiously optimistic’ executives from the Indian industry towards a more ‘bullish’ stance. Most of them indicated that they were looking to grow faster as compared to the previous fiscal year. The introductory edition of PwC’s Pulse Trilogy aggregates the perspectives of marketers, sales heads and business strategists about the ensuing financial year from across India Inc.
New view: Implications of the Union Budget 2014 on the oil and gas industry
This report is an in-depth examination of the impact that the Budget announcements will have on the oil and gas industry.
Indian mutual fund industry: Challenging the status quo, setting the growth path
Over the last 20 years, the Indian mutual fund industry has grown by leaps and bounds, reaching almost 10 trillion INR of assets under management. This CII-PwC report discusses how the industry can challenge itself and draw perspectives from other markets and industries to reach the next level of growth.
Retail 2014: The anytime anywhere universe
Technology has been the single biggest disruptor for retailers in recent times. It has not only changed the way consumers interact with the retailer but has also ensured that it is the consumer who drives the experience she wants. This report explores the technologies that retailers can integrate with their existing systems to enhance their relationship with customers.
PE in India 2025: A 40-bn-USD decade beckons?
With the conclusion of the recent general elections in India, a business-friendly government in now in place. While the the stock markets began their celebrations a couple of months ahead, will the PE industry also revive and contribute to build up the India story over the next decade? We asked over 40 partners and principals at PE houses, and the answer is a resounding yes. Read this report to know more.
10 minutes: Weathering the headwinds of bribery and corruption
With increasing economic globalisation, companies now face the risks associated with a fast-moving and dynamic economy coupled with an often inadequate understanding of local knowledge or in-country experience. As a result they are exposed to risks such as fraud, bribery and corruption as well as other misconducts within the retail and consumer market in India. This publication is a first look at these issues.
Growing NPAs in banks: Efficacy of credit rating agencies
Non-performing assets (NPAs) are a key concern for banks in India. While public-sector banks have outperformed private banks in financial operations, their NPAs have risen substantially, suggesting a high probability of credit defaults and impact on profits.
Driving growth in Indian industry: Unlocking the transformational value with technology
IT plays a pivotal role in resolving challenges faced by businesses today, and enterprises are finding out newer ways of leveraging the benefits of technology. This CII-PwC report seeks to understand how IT is being adopted by Indian organisations in manufacturing and infrastructure sectors.
Public-Private People Partnership: Winning in collaboration
This report, prepared by PwC in collaboration with the Healthcare Alliance, highlights the changing structure of PPPs in the healthcare industry. The PPP framework, which traditionally included the public and private sectors, is now evolving into a wider paradigm to include people participation and community engagement.
Tax Glimpses - 2013
Our annual publication highlights various significant developments in the tax and regulatory practice and also includes news alerts, newsletters and articles published during 2013.
Connecting the dots: Wiring business, technology and operations
Technology has evolved from being a mere tool to enhance efficiency, reduce cost of operations to being a critical component of the strategy mix. Whether it is to scale up business, grow volumes, service customers, strengthen delivery channels or manage risk and compliance, IT is multi-faceted in providing solutions across these functions. This CII-PwC report captures some of the emerging trends in technology used by the banks today.
- Total retail: A change is underway
Our survey revealed key trends that will drive the business model for the ‘total retailer’ and blur the lines between online and in-store retail. This phase of change will be led by customers, and it might make business sense for the retailer to co-create their business model with them.
- PwC view: Five trends to watch in telecom during 2014
The year 2014 will see a restoration of vitality within the sector, especially in the second half of the year.
- The rise of the affuent Asian shopper
PwC’s Experience Radar 2013 study on the global retail apparel industry shows how local culture and practices in developing Asia drive different types of urchase decisions for regional consumers, and reveals features in the retail shopping experience that would inspire those consumers to pay a premium.