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New Zealand retains 22nd ranking in ease of paying taxes

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:08 am | PwC

New Zealand has retained its 22nd ranking out of 189 economies in its ease of paying taxes, according to Paying Taxes 2016 , now in its tenth edition. The unique study by PwC and the World Bank Group is the only piece of research which measures the ... More >>

GST law reform

Monday, 16 November 2015, 4:31 pm | PwC

The November Taxation Bill tabled into Parliament draft law will impose GST on digital products and other services (such as music, movie and game downloads) purchased online by New Zealand consumers. The new law will require offshore sellers to register and ... More >>

Confidence among CEOs at lowest level since 2012

Monday, 16 November 2015, 2:46 pm | PwC

MANILA, The Philippines, 16 Nov 2015 – Asia Pacific CEOs believe prospects for business growth over the next 12 months are dimming fast. Ahead of the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting November 18-19, business leaders have ... More >>

PwC’s Building Better Cities Survey – Auckland places well

Monday, 16 November 2015, 2:43 pm | PwC

Auckland has emerged 6th overall as a top ranking city in APEC in which to live and do business and as a top ranked city in APEC for political environment alongside Toronto and Vancouver, according to a new study launched today at the APEC 2015 CEO ... More >>

Councils can do more to develop regions of opportunity

Monday, 9 November 2015, 10:03 am | PwC

While New Zealand cities and towns are not global mega cities, there’s opportunity for regional New Zealand to become ‘regions of opportunity’, according to PwC’s New Zealand’s regions of opportunity publication, launched at this morning’s ... More >>

Confidence slips on cyber security

Friday, 9 October 2015, 11:02 am | PwC

New Zealand organisations have far less confidence in their own information security activities (as well as their suppliers) than they did last year, according to PwC’s New Zealand insights of the annual Global State of Information Security Survey released ... More >>

New Zealand’s energy sector being transformed

Friday, 2 October 2015, 8:57 am | PwC

Power is being transformed from a top-down centralised system to one that is much more interactive yet also decentralised and fragmented, according to PwC’s latest report, The road ahead: Gaining momentum from energy transformation. More >>

PwC’s 2015 Digital IQTM Survey

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 11:46 am | PwC

PwC’s 2015 Digital IQTM Survey links 10 key company actions directly to stronger financial performance. More >>

Banks’ lending growth continues but results stand still

Monday, 7 September 2015, 9:14 am | PwC

The profits of New Zealand’s five major banks have flattened during the second quarter of the 2015 calendar year (being 1 April 2015 to 30 June 2015, 2Q2015) with net interest margins levelling off, continuation of lending growth and lower loan ... More >>

PwC appointed Receivers and Managers to PTT Limited

Saturday, 15 August 2015, 11:14 am | PwC

Following application by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA), the High Court in Auckland has appointed PwC Partners John Fisk and David Bridgman as Receivers and Managers to PTT Limited, also known as Prosper Through Trading, and other associated ... More >>

Australia considering lowering GST import threshold

Friday, 31 July 2015, 9:29 am | PwC

Australia is proposing changes to its GST import threshold to try to even the playing field for its local retailers. Currently, the threshold on imported goods allows Australians to buy goods online from overseas for up to A$1000 without being charged ... More >>

Banking profits lift

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 9:13 am | PwC

New Zealand’s five major banks (ANZ, ASB, BNZ, Kiwibank and Westpac) have continued to show strong profits and lending growth in the first quarter of the 2015 calendar year (being 1 January 2015 to 31 March 2015, 1Q2015) however lending margins are ... More >>

What’s happening in NZ’s entertainment and media industry?

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 10:43 am | PwC

Digital growth in New Zealand’s entertainment and media industry continues to offset a flattening growth rate on traditional entertainment and media content, according to PwC’s Global entertainment and media outlook 2015-2019. Spending on digital ... More >>

Skills gap forcing recruitment changes

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 9:31 am | PwC

CEOs are more concerned about the impact of a skills shortage on their business than at any point in the last six years, according to research by PwC. More >>

Budget 2015: Sticks to tried and tested formula

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 5:01 pm | PwC

“Budget 2015 delivers few surprises, and sticks to the approach we have come to expect from the Minister of Finance,” says PwC Chief Executive Office Bruce Hassall. More >>

Budget 2015: Auckland housing – more land for development

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 4:03 pm | PwC

“We welcome the Government’s announcement that 450 hectares of Crown land will be brought into play for development of housing,” says Richard Forgan, PwC Budget 2015 Leader and Partner. More >>

PwC backs KiwiNet’s drive to create commercial success

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 12:41 pm | PwC

The Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet), New Zealand’s national network of Universities, Crown Research Institutes and Crown Entities dedicated to taking a collaborative approach to research commercialisation, has announced PwC as a Major Partner. More >>

PwC launches report on the potential of African cities

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 5:27 pm | PwC

PwC launches ‘Into Africa – the continent’s cities of opportunity’ report to highlight the potential of the continent: African CEO Forum, Geneva 2015 More >>

Service Jam 2015 – Auckland, New Zealand

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 9:43 am | PwC

PwC is proud to host New Zealand’s Global Service Jam 2015 as part of the Global Service Jam on February 27th-1st March 2015 at its Auckland office. Kris Nygren, PwC’s Customer and User Experience Leader says, “The Service Jam event is 48 ... More >>

Big decisions need better analytics for happier holidays

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 11:59 am | PwC

Showrooming and mobile search. Digital cross-sell. Omnichannel integration. In the lead up to Christmas, are retailers making the most of the silly season? “It seems businesses can no longer rely on historical shopping behaviours as consumers increasingly ... More >>