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CFO Agenda: The sustainable cost reduction imperative

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In today’s business environment, CFOs often find themselves facing significant, disruptive challenges—and searching for ways to achieve sizeable and sustainable cost reductions. Their work is different day-to-day depending on their industry and business, but they tackle their challenges in strikingly similar ways.

Read our latest CFO Agenda: The sustainable cost reduction imperative to learn how to navigate the challenging landscape. 



A nation of innovators: 2015 Canadian emerging technology companies’ survey

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From coast to coast, Canada is home to thriving communities of technology innovators and driven entrepreneurs whose ideas are helping to transform the way we communicate, shop and do business—here and around the world.

While challenges remain—funding and talent among them—Canada’s emerging companies have repeatedly shown their capacity to overcome obstacles and continue to grow. The emerging sector remains vibrant and strong, and we are optimistic that this surging entrepreneurial energy will soon take root and launch a new generation of Canadian leaders.

Read the 2015 Canadian emerging technology companies’ survey for further insights and interviews from leading entrepreneurs.


Canadian IPO Survey: Balanced IPO market accelerates

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New issues from companies in the consumer and technology sectors helped lead a broad-based improvement in the second quarter market for initial public offerings in Canada, the quarterly PwC survey of Canadian equity markets shows.

More than $827 million in new equity was raised from eight issues across all Canadian exchanges in the second quarter, the PwC survey reported, including six IPOs on the TSX with a value of more than $823 million. The total was off from the $2.1 billion raised in seven IPOs in the same quarter last year but up from the $624 million from five new issues in the first quarter of 2015.

Read more findings from the Canadian IPO survey on our Deals blog!


PwC’s Global Economic Crime Survey

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How are organizations responding to incidents of cybercrime-related fraud, the prevalence of bribery/corruption and money laundering?

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Driving Value: Key 2014 global automotive M&A trends

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Global automotive deal volume grew by 17% closing 543 deals in 2014 and North American automotive activity in particular rose 39% from the previous year.

Our latest edition of the 2014 Automotive global M&A insights takes a deeper look at key trends impacting the global automotive industry.

View the infographic here!


Achieving deal success in a seller's market

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It’s a seller’s market.  But is it the right time to sell now, or wait for later?

Canadian private companies need to consider the deals environment and examine key factors that might affect the sale of the business.  We’ve identified some considerations for private company deal-making in order to get the deal done right.

Read our top five tips for private company deal-making now!


PwC’s China Business Network

PwC China Business Network
Business relationships between North America and China are continuing to increase and opportunities and challenges relating to those activities are also becoming more significant and complex.

PwC’s China Business Network (CBN) is a dedicated team of bilingual and bicultural specialists across North America with extensive knowledge and on-the-ground experience. Our CBN specialists work closely and seamlessly with PwC partners and staff in Greater China to help leading North American and Chinese companies in both parts of the world.

Learn more about our CBN team and how we can support you.


Tax fact and figures: Canada 2015

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Stay up-to-date with our convenient reference guide that includes Canadian individual and corporate tax rates, deadlines, summaries of recent tax cases and a wide range of other valuable tax information.


Read Tax fact and figures now to get corporate and personal income tax rates at your fingertips!



Announcing PwC Law LLP

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Effective July 1, 2015, the tax practice of Wilson & Partners LLP and the immigration practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP have combined forces to become PwC Law LLP.

Learn more about PwC Law LLP here.


Cashing out? Start tax planning now to get the most value

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It’s a good time to be a seller in the food and beverage industry!

Getting sound tax advice early in the process enables a seamless transaction for sellers and purchasers alike.

Learn more from our Fresh insights series.