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April

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Financial reporting developments for for‑profit and public benefit entity reporters

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to update your Board or Audit Committee on the latest financial reporting developments?

We’ve listed new pronouncements and most important changes you need to consider as a for-profit entity for this quarter.


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Tax Tips: April 2016

In this issue:

  • Budget 2016 - business tax proposals
  • Tax bill updates

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Great expectations: The next generation of family business leaders

How are the next generation of family business owners approaching their roles? What are they doing to balance the needs of different stakeholders with their own aspirations and vision for the business? How will they navigate a changing business landscape and pass the company on to the generation after them?

The 2016 Next Generation study addresses these questions, taking a deeper look into the state of family businesses in New Zealand and around the world.


Beyond control: Local government in the age of participation
   

Beyond control: Local government in the age of participation

The local government landscape is changing rapidly. Communities now demand greater engagement from local government than ever before. This report from our colleagues in the UK looks at what these disruptive trends involve, how local government bodies can rethink their roles in society and the tools they use to engage with the public.



March

Global Agribusiness: Deal Activity, March 2016
   

Global Agribusiness: Deal Activity, March 2016

Your monthly update on deals in the global agribusiness sector, including M&A activity and a new section on food trust news.


2016 State of the Internal Audit Profession Study: Leadership matters: Advancing toward True North as stakeholders expect more
   

2016 State of the Internal Audit Profession Study

Leadership matters: Advancing toward true north as stakeholders expect more

This year’s study – which gathered insights from over 1,600 Chief Audit Executives (CAE’s) and their stakeholders, including senior management and board members – confirmed that internal audit functions with very effective leadership perform better and add greater value to the business. However, of those surveyed, 62% expect more value from Internal Audit.

Our study explores the characteristics that define standout leadership and key levers to drive increased value contribution.


Guide to year end tax planning
 

Guide to year end tax planning

The end of the 2016 financial year is now approaching. This is an appropriate time to consider your year-end tax position and 2017 provisional tax.

This checklist will enable you to consider what options are available, as well as inform you of the current taxation rates and provide a refresher on your provisional tax obligations.


Global Agribusiness: March 2016
   

Global Agribusiness: March 2016

From the family farm to international markets, Global Agribusiness is your monthly insight from our PwC experts around the world. From food safety to investments in technology, the March publication explores issues facing the industry across the globe.


GST Direct: Issue 29, March 2016
   

GST Direct: Issue 29, March 2016

The March 2016 issue of GST Direct brings you the latest GST and Customs developments including:


Blurred lines: How FinTech is shaping Financial Services - Global FinTech Report March 2016
 

Blurred lines: How FinTech is shaping Financial Services

Global FinTech Report

This PwC Global FinTech report assesses the rise of new technologies in the financial services sector across the globe, the potential impact of FinTech on market players and their attitudes regarding the latest in technology developments. Read our findings and analysis from responses of 544 CEOs, heads of innovation, CIOs and top management in digital and technological transformation across the financial services industry.


PBE Standards Disclosure checklist
   

PBE Standards Disclosure Checklist

This publication incorporates a full disclosure checklist for all disclosure requirements under Tier 1 and Tier 2 PBE accounting standards. The checklist is applicable for periods beginning on or after 1 April 2015.


Insights into transformation: Seven lessons for the public sector
   

Insights into transformation: Seven lessons for the public sector

The public sector, like most industries, is undergoing a significant period of change. However, transformation in the public sector presents some particular challenges. These include the level of transparency required and the number of stakeholders involved, something that can be likened to undertaking ‘transformation in a fish bowl’.

This Insights into transformation report focuses on seven lessons that leaders earmarked as critical for successful transformation in the public sector.



February

Global Agribusiness: Deal Activity, February 2016
   

Global Agribusiness: Deal Activity, February 2016

This monthly deals report provides a review of recent agribusiness M&A news as well as updated trading and transaction multiples.


Treasury Broadsheet: February 2016
   

Treasury Broadsheet: February 2016

In this issue:

  • What is keeping Global CEO's awake at night?
  • Performance benchmarking "funding risk" decisions
  • The Rising Cost of Basel III
  • Corporate Credit Spreads
  • Is viewed based hedging speculation?
  • Technical Analysis and FX Order Levels
  • When theory becomes reality: today's negative interest rate environment
  • FX Options - premium versus all-up protection rate

PBE in brief: Not-for-profits transitioning to PBE Standards
   

PBE in brief: Not-for-profits transitioning to PBE Standards

February 2016 | Issue #1/2016

All not-for-profit public benefit entities (NFP PBEs), such as registered charities, have to transition to the new XRB accounting standards for periods beginning on or after 1 April 2015. In this issue we outline the key things that you should consider as part of the transition.


Tax Tips: February 2016
   

Tax Tips: February 2016

In this issue:

  • Staithes decision provides new interpretation of associated person rules
  • Commissioner's appeal dismissed in tax residence case
  • Implementing the global standard on automatic exchange of information
  • Tax rate benchmarking and tax transparency – insights from PwC’s study on the global retail sector
  • More on foreign pensions

Private Business Insights - Autumn 2016
   

Private Business Insights - Autumn 2016

In this issue:

  • The launch of PwC's Next
  • Are you a contender for the PwC Hi-Tech Company of the Year Award?
  • New year - new business goals. Ten tips for setting objectives.
  • What will the TPPA mean for SMEs?
  • Family business health checks - would you pass?
  • Wealth and retirement planning

Global Economic Crime Survey 2016: New Zealand insights
 

Global Economic Crime Survey 2016: New Zealand insights

Adjusting the lens on economic crime: Preparation brings opportunity back into focus

Are New Zealand organisations prepared for cybercrime incidents? See our latest findings from our biennial survey.


New Zealand CEO Survey 2016
 

New Zealand CEO Survey 2016

Redefining success in a changing world: A New Zealand perspective

What's on the minds of New Zealand CEOs? See the results from our CEO Survey.



January

Global Agribusiness: Deal Activity, January 2016
 

Global Agribusiness: Deal Activity, January 2016

This monthly deals report provides a review of recent agribusiness M&A news as well as updated trading and transaction multiples.


In brief: IASB publishes a new standard on lease accounting
 

In brief: IASB publishes a new standard on lease accounting

Issue #1/2016

It's finally here - the IASB publishes a new standard on lease accounting.

On 13 January 2016, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) finished its long-standing project on lease accounting and published IFRS 16, ‘Leases’, which replaces the current guidance in IAS 17. This will require far-reaching changes in accounting by lessees in particular.

In this In brief we outline the key provisions and impact of the new standard.


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