Unilever has announced plans to ditch PricewaterhouseCoopers after 27 years and is set to move its £18 million a year audit to rival KPMG.
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Thursday 28 November 2013
Accountants outside of the industry’s ‘Big Four’ will continue to suffer from “institutional prejudice” for another decade despite incoming regulatory reforms, the managing partner of BDO has warned.
Wednesday 21 August 2013
Cineworld has been told to sell three of its cinemas to appease regulators' concerns over its £4m takeover of the arthouse chain Picturehouse.
Thursday 04 April 2013
Real Madrid alleged to have colluded with city council over price of land around Bernabeu
Wednesday 27 February 2013
Ryanair is to appeal against the European Commission's decision to block its proposed bid for Aer Lingus.
Saturday 23 February 2013
Lunch on Wednesday with Michael Snyder, chair of the Professional and Businesses Services Group, one of the network of advisory committees for government. He, in his day job, is long-time head of Kingston Smith, a mid-sized accounting firm.
Tuesday 29 January 2013
Philips Electronics was once one of the world’s largest manufacturers of television sets and video gadgets but today it all but admitted defeat, selling a key business and vowing to focus on healthcare and wellbeing.
Current account best deals: Banks are not doing enough to help consumers make right choice, says OFT
Friday 25 January 2013
Banks are still not doing enough to help consumers find the best deals in the current account market, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) said today.
Wednesday 23 January 2013
The mining and commodities giants Glencore and Xstrata are within a whisker of consummating their £56bn "mega-merger" after China indicated that its regulator had no reason to oppose the deal.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Lengthy antitrust regulatory processes in China and South Africa have forced commodities trader Glencore to delay the date for completion of its tie-up with miner Xstrata until the end of January.
Sunday 25 November 2012
Britain's three biggest cinema chains are considering bids for a group of picture houses owned by disgraced former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and fashion house Benetton.
Monday 19 November 2012
The Independent on Sunday: Critics of Big Four audit firms see evidence of 'closed shop'
Monday 01 October 2012
The Independent on Sunday: Big four auditors face monopoly interrogation
Monday 20 August 2012
The Office of Fair Trading has quietly increased fees to investigate small mergers by one-third, which critics argue could result in fewer anti-competitive deals being referred to competition regulators.
Friday 15 June 2012
The Office of Fair Trading's new boss will take up the reins of the trading watchdog on less than half the salary of his predecessor, it emerged yesterday.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
The European Commission has given Google "a matter of weeks" to change its internet search policy after Brussels regulators ruled that the US web giant could be abusing its dominant position.
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
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