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  • Global monthly highlights: January 2015: PwC
    insights on the opportunities and challenges companies face as they invest in the Sub Saharan Africa region 18th Annual Global CEO Survey A marketplace without boundaries Responding to disruption CEOs are displaying a sense of optimism despite the picture they re painting this year of an increasingly fluid and disrupted business environment They re adapting to an era of unprecedented digital change that s shaking up traditional industries and prompting forward thinking CEOs to question the very business they re in Explore the full findings from this year s CEO Survey including our data explorer tool to compare CEOs perspectives from different geographies and industry sectors Presence to profitability Most multinationals across sectors have long recognised the importance of the Growth markets to increasing their companies profits But few have been able to develop distribution networks that provide them with the same levels of confidence and profitability they enjoy in their home markets PwC s Growth Markets Centre explores the need for identifying and effectively managing the right channel partner to overcome these challenges Agile Defense Sustainable Cost Reduction on the Path to Greater Agility Can defense organisations reduce costs without sacrificing their efforts to become increasingly agile Over the past three years PwC has been speaking with senior defense leaders around the world to explore this question and the future structures and capabilities required of defense organisations to tackle this challenge In this paper we look at the concept of sustainable cost reduction and the attributes an agile defense organisation should cultivate and promote Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2015 A balancing act Europe s real estate industry expects to be busier and more profitable in 2015 despite concerns over weak fundamentals and economic conditions The five leading cities for investment prospects in 2015 are a mix of German stalwarts and recovery plays Berlin is top followed by Dublin Madrid Hamburg and in a remarkable revival Athens Browse 28 European cities investment prospects for 2015 using our interactive map ETF 2020 Preparing for a new horizon The ETF Exchange Traded Fund market is growing at a rapid pace ETFs are no longer considered a niche product and a growing number of organisations are likely to enter this market in the future To help asset managers prepare to compete in this fast changing environment we ve explored the ongoing evolution of this market barriers to growth and the opportunities that lie ahead and how managers can plan for 2020 The road ahead Gaining momentum from energy transformation Changes in consumer behaviour new forms of competition renewable and distributed energy and regulation are having a big impact on the power sector In this report we explore these as well as future disruptions affecting the sector and introduce PwC s Energy Transformation framework designed to help companies deal with the impact of these changes now and into the future Football s Digital Transformation Growth opportunities for football in the digital age The football business has entered the digital age Personalised content

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  • Global monthly highlights: November 2014: PwC
    modeller tool to see how the tax system in your economy compares to others around the world New Vision for Asia Pacific Connectivity creating new platforms for growth Our 2014 APEC CEO Survey asked more than 600 business leaders about prospects for business in the region The findings reveal how business leaders think a more connected and balanced region could look in APEC over the next 10 years We also explore where businesses are building platforms for growth and how executives see the momentum towards free trade across the APEC region What motivates your CEO over the long term Shareholder or social value What would CEOs most like to be remembered for And how can those wishing to create a socially valuable legacy do so while balancing today s seemingly more urgent requirements and meeting the demands of their investors and shareholders Explore CEOs views on legacy based on their participation in the 17th Annual Global CEO Survey Future of India The Winning Leap India is on the cusp of major change Our new report looks at the strategies needed to lead the country to unprecedented economic growth and achieve radical improvements in the Human Development Index HDI over the next two decades In order for India to take this winning leap and become a US 10 trillion economy a concerted effort from entrepreneurs the corporate sector the private sector and government officials is needed Moving people with purpose Modern mobility survey 2014 Businesses worldwide are looking to mobility to help them tap into fast growth markets and develop the global mindset today s business leaders need But how can you be sure that you re moving the right people into the right roles at the right cost and that your mobility programme is fit for the future Our new

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  • Global monthly highlights: October 2014: PwC
    that family businesses are tackling now and in the future to professionalise both the business and the family Managing cyber risks in an interconnected world Global State of Information Security Survey 2015 Today cybersecurity has become a persistent business risk and an issue that concerns not only IT and security professionals but the C suite and boardroom too Browse results from this annual worldwide study by PwC CIO magazine and CSO magazine covering issues such as the frequency of information security incidents financial losses due to security events information security budgets and more As information security risks continue to rise we present some of the security safeguards you can implement to manage today s elevated threats A new vision for growth Key trends in human capital 2014 This report reveals that a more strategic approach to resourcing is required as economies emerge from recession and look for growth Rather than rushing to recruit organisations have much to gain by concentrating initially on growth from existing human capital resources before then growing the workforce at a slower rate Find out more about these smart growth principles as well as other key workforce trends from around the world Treasury shown in a new light PwC global treasury survey 2014 This survey looks at how in the years following the financial crisis treasury teams have expanded their influence more widely across the organisation getting closer to the business operations and allowing them to move on from the historical transactional focus on producing data to bring more value added insight into the risks facing the business Delivering more for less a study on HR operational excellence People have become accustomed to the ease speed and intuition of the on line shopping experience and they now want this in other aspects of their daily lives

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  • CEO pulse: PwC
    wider society At the same time we ask participants about their confidence in revenue growth and track this through our quarterly CEO confidence check Drawing on the collective insights of our CEO panel which includes CEO Survey participants the pulse aims to spark conversations and engage our audiences in the challenges of today and tomorrow Out now CEO pulse Countdown to a deal on climate change September 2015 In the run up to the UN Conference on Climate Change CEOs give us their views on climate change risks and what s really needed to drive business action Explore CEO views from past polls My life connected July 2015 In a hyper connected world technology is enabling an always online future for people whether as consumers employees or citizens The challenge for businesses arises in their relationships with their employees and consumers and the role they ll play in this new environment Find out what CEOs said about being super connected and how they interact with those in their networks The robots are coming Are CEOs ready for the era of automation May 2015 If there s one theme that CEOs stress time and time again it s the potential of new technology to drive innovation and business growth The past 25 years have seen this belief validated through the transformative power of the internet mobile social media and the Cloud Could robotics have the biggest technological influence of them all Find out what CEOs from across the globe had to say State owned enterprises April 2015 State owned enterprises SOEs are becoming an increasingly dominant force on the world stage In this pulse we asked CEOs what role they see SOEs playing in the global economy Analyse this Are CEOs embracing the boom in personal data March 2015 Interested in

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  • CEO confidence check: PwC
    0 6 below its 2008 peak In comparison US GDP grew by 0 2 quarter on quarter in Q1 GDP growth was also constrained by the appreciating dollar Meanwhile consumer spending came in at 0 5 growth quarter on quarter Instead of taking advantage of the low oil price to increase spending consumers preferred to increase their savings How will the latest developments in Greece and potential future interest rate rises impact the next quarter s confidence check We ll let you know in the autumn Q1 2015 This quarter our confidence check sees a significant dip after a stable 6 months with just a third of CEOs telling us that they re very confident in their organisation s ability to generate revenue growth in the short term compared to 39 in the previous quarter So what s behind this result At the time of the poll we think this unease was driven by the events around the Greek elections and fears of a Greek exit However even if this outcome manifests we think the Eurozone and consequently the rest of the world economy will be relatively insulated In the Eurozone economic growth has been modest and concerns remain about Greece s long term place in the single currency area However the European Central Bank s ECB Quantitative Easing QE programme and the low oil price should act as a stimulant to growth The ECB is expected to boost its balance sheet by 60 billion per month lasting until at least September 2016 US GDP growth was very weak in the first quarter of this year but we still think the economy will grow by around 2 5 this year Elsewhere we ve seen China taking ongoing steps to tackle low inflation After growing at 7 4 last year the lowest rate since 1990 the new normal of slower economic growth is expected to continue this year with the Chinese government setting its growth target at around 7 China will outstrip the US by 2017 measured in terms of purchasing power parity For more on economic trends including PwC s look ahead to the rest of 2015 and a deep dive into the global labour market see our March Global Economy Watch For our longer term view take a look at the World in 2050 How will much will CEO confidence be influenced post UK election and in the run up to US 2016 How much will China s new normal impact their feelings about the potential for revenue growth And as wearables hit the market and technological change continues to disrupt industries and drive connectivity will CEOs be able to harness innovation to find other sources of revenue and build confidence in the future Look out for the next barometer in the summer Q4 2014 This quarter we surveyed 1 322 CEOs from across the globe for our 18th Annual Global CEO Survey Their short term confidence in their organisation s ability to generate revenue is on a par

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  • CEO Survey: The CEO agenda: PwC
    Research insights View featured Browse by issue Browse by industry Browse by service Monthly highlights Spotlight The CEO agenda CEO insights blog Careers About PwC Technology careers Employer of choice Our history PwC Professional Employability Aspire to lead PwC s series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites CEO Survey PwC s Annual Global CEO Survey now in its nineteenth year aims to inform and stimulate the debate on how businesses are facing today s challenges Over the years thousands of CEOs around the world have taken the time to share their views with us 19th Annual Global CEO Survey Redefining business success in a changing world Growth in complicated times How to lead in a time of prolonged and continuing uncertainty Addressing greater expectations CEOs have become more aware of the impact of their organisation on wider stakeholder groups and their organisation s purpose in society Explore the data See what CEOs said in our 19th Annual Global CEO Survey 18th Annual Global CEO Survey A marketplace without boundaries New ways to compete Given the scale of the challenges and uncertainties that today s CEOs face in global markets it s little wonder that the one must have attribute they point to for future success is adaptability Key findings Explore key findings from our CEO interviews Explore the data See what CEOs said in our 18th Annual Global CEO Survey CEO insights on Twitter View more on Twitter Contacts Suzanne Snowden Director

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  • 18th Annual Global CEO Survey (2015): PwC
    China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites 17th Annual Global CEO Survey 18th Annual Global CEO Survey The marketplace without boundaries 2015 An introduction from Dennis Nally Chairman of the PwC network introduces this year s Annual Global CEO Survey Dennis Nally Chairman PwC International Ltd Explore key findings from our CEO interviews Download What do 1 300 CEOs worldwide say about today s business challenges and opportunities Read the 2015 report for the detailed findings from the 18th Annual Global CEO Survey 18th Global CEO Survey Download View the latest Global CEO Survey Launched 19 January 2016 Introduction PwC s Annual Global CEO Survey now in its eighteenth year aims to inform and stimulate the debate on how businesses are facing today s challenges Over the years thousands of CEOs around the world have taken the time to share their views with us This year s survey looks at how business leaders are finding new ways to compete in an era of unprecedented digital change Our latest report A marketplace without boundaries Responding to disruption explores three implications of this changing competitive landscape for CEOs they need to understand how to create new value in new ways through digital transformation develop diverse and dynamic partnerships and find different ways of thinking and working And to succeed business leaders will have to show vision and flexibility in thinking and superb powers of listening and learning to make clear informed decisions We launched the survey findings on 20 January 2015 on the eve of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland Watch Dennis Nally Chairman of PwC International Ltd reveal the key findings

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  • Overview - 18th Annual Global CEO Survey: PwC
    to develop a flexible vision that allows them to pinpoint their company s strengths even as their customers sectors and markets change in front of their eyes Select a theme from above to find out more Growth but not as we know it 61 of CEOs see more opportunities today than there were three years ago There s a lot of volatility and change taking place and what s important is that companies are structured in such a way that they can deal with any type of uncertainty or economic situation Denise Ramos Chief Executive Officer and President of ITT Corporation Read more on Growth Rethinking your business in a marketplace without boundaries 56 of CEOs think cross sector competition is on the rise I think you ve got to look at the disrupters and see what you can learn from them because they often come in with some very smart innovation I see disrupters as part of how we make sense of how we evolve as a business John Neal CEO of QBE Group Read more on Competition Creating new value in new ways through digital transformation 81 of CEOs see mobile technologies as being strategically important for their organisation I believe the magnitude of change we will be experiencing through digitalisation is in the same category as the Industrial Revolution Kimmo Alkio President CEO of Tieto Read more on Technology Developing diverse and dynamic partnerships 47 of CEOs say access to new technologies is a top three reason for partnering In every area of business today partnering and working with other parties is critical for progress We work together with partners to improve every single capability that we have Joaquin Duato Worldwide Chairman Pharmaceuticals of Johnson Johnson Read more on Partnering Finding different ways of thinking and working 85 of CEOs who have a diversity inclusiveness strategy say it s enhanced performance Design thinking teaches us that great products and solutions come when there is a synthesis of lots of different kinds of perspectives and when we are diverse we create the opportunity for that rich synthesis of great perspectives The more diverse we are the better we will all be Dr Vishal Sikka Chief Executive Officer Managing Director of Infosys Read more on Diversity I don t know of any way of managing a disruption other than to be the creator of it Rajiv Bajaj Managing Director of Bajaj Auto Limited CEO Survey on Twitter What s being said in social CEOSurvey Follow PwC LLP on Twitter Read our CEO Insights blog View the launch webcast and live blog from Davos Interested in seeing how CEOs from your territory or industry responded to the questions we asked in the survey Explore the data Related content previous CEO capabilities What s needed to be tomorrow s CEO What did CEOs in our 18th Annual Global CEO Survey name as the one capability that tomorrow s leaders will need in order to succeed People strategy for the digital age

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