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FTSE 100 falls as investors weigh up economic recovery

The FTSE 100 slipped as investors weighed up rising coronavirus cases, fresh economic data and the latest interest rate decisions from major central banks.

Deloitte fined record £15m for failings in Autonomy audits

Audit firm Deloitte has been fined a record £15m and been severely reprimanded for failings in its audits of software company Autonomy between January 2009 and June 2011.

PwC pledges to reach net zero emissions by 2030

PwC has committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its global network within the next ten years, and will be taking action to support its suppliers and clients in tackling their impact on the climate.

EY chairman admits ‘regret’ over Wirecard failures in letter to clients

The global chairman of EY has expressed “regret” that a fraud collapsed German fintech Wirecard was “not uncovered sooner” by his firm’s auditors and said the Big Four accounting group would “raise the bar significantly” on its vetting work.

KPMG abandons pension cuts after employees threaten legal action

KPMG has been forced to abandon plans to slash the sums it pays into thousands of employees’ pension pots following the threat of legal action.

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