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KPMG suggest new technology could triple UK trade by 2050

According to new research, investing in innovation to this end could drive trade levels to triple in the next 30 years.

Accountancy and MBAs top qualifications for FTSE 100 CEOs

A quarter of FTSE 100 CEOs hold MBAs – the highest proportion since 2016 – and 20% are chartered accountants, a new report has shown.

Deloitte acquires IT and data management consultancy NeoData

Deloitte has boosted its digital practice in Australia with the addition of NeoData Australia to its Technology Consulting vertical. The new firm will integrate with Deloitte’s team effective from the 12th of August, while the CEO and CFO of NeoData will join as Partners.

KPMG to help embattled Jack Wills ‘assess all options’

Advisory firm KPMG is set to work with Jack Wills on a possible restructuring, amid talk of a cash crisis at the retailer.

UK watchdog says all top accountants fail audit quality test

All of Britain’s leading accounting firms have failed to hit quality targets set by their regulator for auditing company books for the second year in a row, with Grant Thornton and PwC singled out to join KPMG under tough supervision.

RSM announces merger in China

RSM’s Chinese member firm Huapu Tianjian is in the process of finalising a merger with part of a leading firm in China.

Deloitte ranked No.1 consulting service provider worldwide by Gartner

Gartner, the world’s leading information technology and advisory company, ranked Deloitte as the number one worldwide consulting service provider for the second consecutive year.

Grant Thornton sells £1.7bn wealth advisory arm to focus on “core markets”

Grant Thornton has confirmed the acquisition of its wealth advisory business by 1825, Standard Life’s wholly owned financial planning and advice business.

Deloitte fined £4.2m over Serco tagging scandal

Deloitte has been fined £4.2m by the accounting watchdog and severely reprimanded for its audit of Serco’s Georgrafix division during the outsourcing firm’s electronic tagging scandal.

PwC and British Athletics go for gold

The Big Four firm has teamed up with British Athletics to help the Olympic and Paralympic games governing body to improve performance.

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