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Wednesday 06 July 2011
Monday 20 June 2011
Bosses are the biggest corporate crooks, according to a new report from KPMG. The accountancy group's research, published today, reveals that half of all UK corporate fraud is perpetrated by senior management or board members.
Monday 13 June 2011
The popularity of smartphones and tablet computers continues to soar in the UK and offers media content companies a big revenue stream, a report will say today.
Wednesday 08 June 2011
The labour market suffered a "marked slowdown" last month, with the slowest growth in permanent and temporary staff appointments in seven months, according to a KPMG/REC survey published this morning.
Sunday 22 May 2011
Tuesday 03 May 2011
Consumer businesses in the UK expect to see an increase in their company's financial performance this year, but their confidence is lower than the global trend, according to KPMG International. Some 52 per cent of UK consumer businesses believe that performance will improve in 2011, compared to 76 per cent of global businesses in the sector.
Sunday 24 April 2011
Retailers are facing a huge dilemma over whether to pass rising prices on to customers, says a new report.
Monday 18 April 2011
A lack of meaningful benchmarks often stands in the way of companies making progress in their corporate sustainability strategies, according to a new survey from KPMG. The accountancy firm said two-thirds of those polled believed a new set of rules was "either very important or critical". In the current economic climate, short-term financial priorities were the largest barrier, followed by the risk of higher costs.
Saturday 02 April 2011
Lloyds Banking Group has hired an accountancy firm to offer advice on its option should All Saints fails to find an investor in the next week to inject fresh funds into the fashion chain.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
The Government's guidance on the controversial Bribery Act is to offer an olive branch to business as its publication today kicks off the three-month countdown to the act becoming law.
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Outlook So JJB lives to fight another day. That it is not shutting up shop in the face of the problems that have plagued it in recent times is a tribute to the tenacity of its management. KPMG, its accountant, also deserves congratulations for the imagination it showed in coming up with a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) that, while unpalatable for landlords, at least offered them some upside when (or if) JJB returns to health. That was an advance on the detail of other CVAs that the retail sector has come up with in the past.
Wednesday 23 March 2011
JJB Sports, the troubled sportswear retailer, lived to fight another day yesterday after creditors approved an insolvency procedure to safeguard its immediate future by shedding up to 89 stores and slashing its rent bill.
Monday 14 March 2011
Profits made by the major banks have doubled during the past year but the groups still face significant challenges going forward, a report indicated today.
Wednesday 09 March 2011
Britain is experiencing a "two-speed" labour market, according to the latest research from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
Retailers suffered their weakest sales growth for nearly two years in February, as hard-pressed consumers reined in their spending in the wake of soaring petrol prices, tax increases and uncertainty over jobs.
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