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Big 4 Accounting Firms Should Separate Auditing, Consulting Work: UK Lawmakers

The “Big Four” accounting firms should be forced to legally separate their “cash cow” consulting work from their auditing businesses, a U.K. Parliament committee said Tuesday. PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, EY and KPMG — which between them control more than 90 percent …

Ukraine’s Largest Bank, PrivatBank, Files $3B Lawsuit Against PwC Subsidiaries

Ukraine’s largest bank, PrivatBank, said on Monday [April 1] it had filed a $3 billion lawsuit against the Ukrainian and Cypriot subsidiaries of international accounting firm PwC for alleged breaches during audits of the lender in 2013-2015. It is the …

Cyber Attacks Pose Greatest Threat to UK Businesses, Investors: PwC Survey

Investors and chief executives say cyber attacks pose the greatest threat to businesses operating in the U.K., outweighing other material risks including populism, trade protectionism and over-regulation, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. An annual survey carried out by the accountancy firm …

Insurance Industry Making ‘Significant Contributions’ in Climate Change Battle, Report Shows

The insurance industry is making significant contributions to building socio-economic resilience to climate change and supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy in their role as risk management experts and investors, according to a new research report The report out …

Days of Cyber Insurers Avoiding Costly Claims May Be Numbered: Expert

Cyber crime insurers largely avoided costly claims from the recent attacks that hit business around the globe. The next global virus could change that. “It’s exceptionally likely that we will see an event over the next months that will seriously …

Insurers Increasingly Embrace Robots over Humans for Customer Service

Frustrated with automated answering machines before you finally get to speak with a customer service representative? When it comes to insurance, you’ll just as likely end up dealing with a robot as a human within three years, according to a …

International, Large-Scale Cyber Attack Uncovered by Cyber Security Watchdogs

A large-scale cyber attack from a group targeting organizations in Japan, the United States, Sweden and many other European countries through IT services providers has been uncovered, the Swedish computer security watchdog said on Wednesday. The cyber attack, uncovered through …

PwC Develops Blockchain Prototype for London Market Claims

PwC has created a working blockchain prototype for the London Market’s Target Operating Model (TOM) Innovation Exchange, which demonstrates how the technology can support claims bordereau management processes, the company said. Completed over a six-week period, PwC said, the proof …

PwC’s Oscars Screw-Up Could Risk Defense at MF Global Malpractice Trial

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s epic screw-up at the Oscars could carry a high cost if jurors arrive at a malpractice trial next week suspecting the global accounting firm is error-prone. Until a PwC accountant handed Warren Beatty the wrong envelope for the …

Singapore Tightens Rules for Sharing Economy that Could Disrupt Asia Ambitions

Singapore, a keen early adopter of the sharing economy, has fired a warning shot across the bow of Airbnb and Uber with tighter rules that could shake up their business models and growth ambitions in Asia. The rules, some say, …