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World’s Top Miners Keep Performing but Investors Unimpressed

World’s Top Miners Keep Performing but Investors Unimpressed

LONDON, Jun. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The world’s 40 largest mining companies continued to consolidate their stellar performance of the past several years by delivering steady growth in 2018, according to PwC’s Mine 2019 report released today. As a group, the Top 40 increased revenue by 8%, buoyed by higher commodity price rises, and lifted [...]

Experts Call for Greater Understanding of ‘Bedwetting’ as a Medical Condition

Experts Call for Greater Understanding of ‘Bedwetting’ as a Medical Condition

SAINT-PREX, Switzerland, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Recent survey findings highlighted there are misconceptions underlying bedwetting, a condition that is under-recognised and misunderstood by society and healthcare professionals.3,4 A frequent misconception of bedwetting is that the cause is psychological, rather than having a multifactorial pathophysiological basis.1,4 Furthermore, the survey revealed that not only parents but [...]

Lowered Return Expectations Among Several Trends Pointing to a Shift in Private Markets Due Diligence Says New eVestment Survey

Lowered Return Expectations Among Several Trends Pointing to a Shift in Private Markets Due Diligence Says New eVestment Survey

ATLANTA, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Private markets funds have continued to rake in new commitments from institutional investors eager to diversify their portfolios and capture the returns private markets investments can offer. However, investors are now tempering their private markets return expectations. Coupled with other industry trends, this will have implications for private markets [...]

Governance Reform Could See African Economies Benefit to Tune of £23bn – PwC Global Economy Watch

Governance Reform Could See African Economies Benefit to Tune of £23bn – PwC Global Economy Watch

LONDON, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) —  The latest edition of PwC’s bimonthly Global Economy Watch has found that African economies could receive a windfall of £23bn if each economy applied similar governance reforms equivalent to those made by Cote d’Ivoire since 2013. The continent-wide economic analysis modelled the performance of each country across six of [...]

CEO Turnover at Record High; Successors Following Long Serving CEOs Struggling, According to PwC’s Strategy& Global Study

CEO Turnover at Record High; Successors Following Long Serving CEOs Struggling, According to PwC’s Strategy& Global Study

NEW YORK, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — CEO turnover hit a record high of 17 percent in turbulent 2018 but there is a group of executives holding steady according to the 2018 CEO Success study released today by Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business. The study, which analysed CEO successions at the world’s largest 2,500 public [...]

CUHK Business School Research Reveals How Chinese Differs from Americans in their Perceptions of Bribery

CUHK Business School Research Reveals How Chinese Differs from Americans in their Perceptions of Bribery

HONG KONG, CHINA, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Corruption is a major threat faced by China and anyone who wants to do business in the country. In recent years, the Chinese government’s crackdowns in corruption has led to some success.  In the Berlin-based non-profit Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2017, China ranked 77th with a score [...]

South Korean Trade Outlook Remains Stable Despite Short-term Trade Volatility

South Korean Trade Outlook Remains Stable Despite Short-term Trade Volatility

SEOUL, Apr. 8 (Korea Bizwire) - South Korea’s ocean trade is set to surpass its air trade over the next three months, keeping the country’s trade volumes stable amidst short-term volatility, according to data from the DHL Global Trade Barometer released by DHL, the world’s leading logistics company. The DHL Global Trade Barometer, an early indicator of [...]

Organisations Should Prioritise Risk Function’s Digital Fitness to Make Smarter Decisions

Organisations Should Prioritise Risk Function’s Digital Fitness to Make Smarter Decisions

LONDON, Apr. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Organisations should focus on developing stronger digital skills and capacity in their risk function in order to make more informed decisions about risk in a technology-driven world, according to the eighth edition of PwC’s Risk In Review study. The 2019 study has found that while many organisations have already [...]