Africa’s decisive transformation is gaining speed, driven by entrepreneurship and innovation. By giving increased access to new ideas, knowledge and technologies, the digital revolution is playing a key role in the emergence of innovation on the continent.
It is obvious that 2015 marked a slight recovery for our sample of major construction groups with an upturn in business and improved operating margins. Growth continues at both sectoral and geographic levels, with a boost in the energy and services sector and growth in business outside of Europe. However, companies are still affected by developments in their domestic markets, as can be seen in France, where construction groups are impacted by a still-sluggish home market.
Over the years, financial communication has become an essential aspect of promoting the activities of large insurance groups. The exercise has particular salience this year with the arrival of the European Solvency II Directive, introducing far-reaching changes in the matter of capital requirements and risk management. Against this background, we have taken a closer look at the information available on Solvency II, the major issue in financial communication in 2015.
This global report written by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Mazars investigates financial services businesses through the lens of ethics and compliance, with an understanding of the changing role that technology can play.
Fueled by projections of a significant increase in air traffic and the necessity of replacing ageing fleets, the commercial aviation industry is currently flying with unprecedented backlogs, while increasing production rates to compensate. Compared to other industries, pressure is less due to product demand and more because of suppliers’ ability to ramp up service/production, while ensuring the best quality and minimizing costs.
Over the years, financial communication has become an essential element in promoting the activities of large groups, especially for insurers, with their particular business model.
This report contains valuable insights into the attitudes and behaviours of mid-cap companies and their strategies for international – and domestic – growth.
Mazars supports the first European Study on Shareholder Foundations, produced by Prophil* with the help of ESSEC Philanthropy Chair and Delsol Avocats.
Over the last ten years, the media industry has seen revolutionary changes, particularly in the areas of consumer behavior, the rise of global internet connectivity, developments in mobile telephone and tablet usage and a marked increase in user-produced content. Media companies seized the opportunities presented by this new wave of digitalization, rethinking their business strategies to ensure steady growth. The third edition of our annual media barometer discusses changes in this fast-moving industry, analyzing performance in three key areas: revenue, profitability and cash.
The road from principles to practice: Today’s challenges for business in respecting human rights is a global report by The Economist Intelligence Unit sponsored by Mazars and a group of organisations including multinational companies, a law firm, governments , NGOs and business groups.