Setting the right corporate tone from the top is seen as by far and away the most effective way to influence the culture in today’s businesses. Lead by example, and others will follow that lead. But research among European company board directors reveals that this belief is not being reinforced by action on how their businesses behaves.
In 2016, real estate investment in Europe fell by 9% by comparison with 2015 to €230 billion, but the listed real estate companies in our sample nevertheless achieved excellent financial performances.
Digitalisation is changing the way retailers sell goods and services, as well as the way that customers purchase them, bringing a multitude of opportunities and new risks.
Whether it’s a local company or a major global entity, the valuation of a construction business is often estimated on the basis of multiples of earnings, and therefore essentially founded on a short-term outlook. However, businesses strategies with a long-term vision, such as innovation, energy, concessions and acquisitions are not taken fully into account in valuations. If valuers took a long-term view, through using other valuation methods that make it easier to understand these strategies, would this have an influence on how these firms are valued?
With less than a year to go until its implementation, GDPR compliance should be the top priority to any entity, which keeps any type of personal data related to any European individual. Find out more about the opportunities and threats that this new regulation can bring to your business and learn about what Mazars can do to make your organisation compliant and beyond, by exploring.
The Economist Intelligence Unit wrote a series of articles sponsored by Mazars focusing on five challenges facing SMEs venturing abroad for the first time. Indeed, the challenges of operating in an unfamiliar environment are daunting, but offer tremendous potential.
Mazars published for the fifth time its regional tax guide, which presents snapshots and comparative charts of the tax systems of 19 CEE countries for 2017.
Mazars Group is pleased to present you with ‘Supplier of the Fittest: How to manage significant increases in production effectively’, our new global publication in the Aerospace & Defense industry.
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.