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UK Hiring Activity Report: Professionals Recruited for Permanent Roles Falls Again

The KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs survey, compiled by S&P Global, signalled a further decline in permanent placements in June as general election uncertainty and reduced demand for workers weighed on hiring activity. Companies instead looked to temporary solutions “for their staffing needs,… Read More

Australia Economic Trends Report: Productivity Crisis Overstated, But Downturn Needs to End Soon

Productivity growth goes in cycles and Australia is currently within the normal bounds of a low productivity growth period, rather than a “crisis” as commonly characterized, according to a research report from KPMG. However, there would be cause for concern if this downturn continues to… Read More

UK Industry Professional Comments on Government’s Move to Form Sustainability Disclosure Technical Advisory Committee

KPMG has commented on the important step on the road to ISSB adoption in the United Kingdom. KPMG recently shared key insights on the announcement that the UK Government has established the UK Sustainability Disclosure Technical Advisory Committee. Providing their perspective on the announcement that… Read More

AI to Transform Financial Reporting and Auditing, Report Claims

Three-quarters of Australian companies are using or piloting Artificial Intelligence (AI) in financial reporting – and in three years time the number will be 100%, according to a KPMG International survey. The biggest leap will be in the use of Generative AI (GenAI), “currently being… Read More

Mid-Market Businesses in Australia Are Cautiously Optimistic, But Claim Growth Is Impacted by Cost of Living – Report

The majority of Australia’s mid-market businesses are still feeling cautiously optimistic, the annual KPMG Enterprise pre-Budget survey finds. But nearly a quarter say business growth is “being significantly impacted by the cost of living, while cost and margin pressures are the top concern of mid-market… Read More

Crypto Investments: Germany’s Investors Are Now More Confident in Investing in Digital Assets – Report

After a challenging period for the cryptocurrency / digital assets market last year, investor optimism and confidence in digital assets has returned – albeit with some reservations. This is shown by the results of a joint survey conducted by KPMG in Germany and BTC-ECHO, the… Read More

Financial Services Professionals Reportedly Using Generative AI At Least Once a Day At Work

More than a third (36%) of senior leaders in the financial services sector use generative AI at least once a day at work, according to new research from KPMG UK. Of all senior professionals in the sector, CEOs are “the most frequent users (30%) of… Read More

UK Economy Is Improving But Structural Headwinds May Constrain Growth – Report

Inflation is expected to return to its 2% target in the first half of the year, which should pave the way for interest rate cuts from the summer, according to an update from KPMG UK. Interest rates are forecast to fall by 100 basis points… Read More

Fintech Investments in Ireland Declined Considerably Last Year – Report

2023 was a challenging year for the Irish FinTech market, with investments and transactions reaching $60.83 million across 11 deals; this was a significant decrease (94 percent) compared to last year, where investments and transactions totaled over $1 billion across 22 deals, according to the… Read More

Regulatory Pressure in the UK Intensifies Around Governance, Financial Resilience for Financial Services Firms – Report

KPMG UK launches the fourth edition of its Financial Services Regulatory Barometer, providing a biannual measure of the regulatory pressure faced by financial services firms in the UK and EU. The latest aggregate Regulatory Impact Score “stands at 7.3 (out of 10), up from 7.2… Read More

Gen AI Regulation in the UK Cannot Come Soon Enough for Consumers – Survey Reveals

Generative AI (Gen AI) became popular or more widespread with consumers in 2022, when several user-friendly text-based AI systems were released to the public, according to a recent update shared by KPMG. Yet despite its infancy, respondents to a new KPMG UK poll have “expressed… Read More

UK Report on Jobs: Recruitment Activity Continued to Weaken Midway Through Opening Quarter of 2024

Recruitment activity across the UK continued to weaken midway through the opening quarter of the year, according to the latest KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs survey, compiled by S&P Global. Ongoing economic uncertainty and hesitancy “to commit to new hires amid cost pressures… Read More

KPMG UK and Blue J to Launch Generative AI Tool to Address Tax Research Questions

KPMG UK and Blue J announced that they will launch a new generative AI powered product to answer challenging tax research questions in seconds. KPMG will have exclusive access “to the tool, Ask Blue J, among the big four accountancy firms in the UK for… Read More

UK Market Report: Uncertainty Around Economic Outlook Impacts Hiring Decisions – Survey

The latest KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs survey, compiled by S&P Global, highlighted that ongoing uncertainty around the economic outlook continued to impact hiring decisions at the start of the year. Permanent placements fell at “a sharp and accelerated pace, while the downturn… Read More

Australia Fintech Activity Declines Amidst Global Slowdown – Research Report

2023 was a challenging year for the fintech market, with total global fintech investment dropping from US$196.6 billion across 7,515 deals in 2022 to a six-year low of US$113.7 billion across 4,547 deals in 2023 according to the Pulse of Fintech H2’23—a bi-annual report published… Read More

Pay Growth in the UK Fell for Third Straight Month, Inflation Expected to Decline Based on Economic Data – Report

Despite a December rise, inflation is expected “to continue falling this year” says Yael Selfin, Chief Economist at KPMG UK. The KPMG UK team noted that the expected fall in the energy price cap in April “could see inflation returning to target by spring. Nevertheless, disruptions… Read More

London Still Considered Appealing for New Listings According to European and UK Equity Capital Markets Professionals – Survey

The majority of European and UK Equity Capital Markets (ECM) leaders believe that large international companies still “see London as a destination of choice when considering listing,” according to new research from KPMG UK. When asked where large international companies “would consider listing, almost all… Read More

UK Report on Jobs Update: Rates of Pay Growth Pick Up from November Lows

Recruitment intentions remained subdued as 2023 drew to a close, according to the latest KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs survey, compiled by S&P Global. Permanent placements and temp billings “declined again in December, albeit at softer rates than in November, as employers maintained… Read More

A Thing of the Past? Over a Fifth of UK Consumers Haven’t Visited a Bank Branch in Past Year – Report

Since the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the transition to online banking, UK individuals are visiting their local bank branches less often and less frequently. Research courtesy of KPMG indicates that 21% of UK consumers haven’t visited a bank branch in the last year, up from 14%… Read More

UK Financial Services Professionals Are Feeling Confident About Business Growth Heading into 2024 – Research Report

Business leaders in the financial services sector are feeling optimistic moving into 2024, according to new research from KPMG UK. The survey of senior executives working in the sector found “that 87% are ‘confident’ when it comes to overall business growth in the first quarter… Read More

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