Indirect taxation in 2013


This is our fourth annual roundup of developments in value added tax (VAT), goods and services tax (GST), excise duties, customs duties and other indirect taxes around the world. We present changes that have been introduced recently or that are expected in the coming year in more than 100 countries; we also provide four summary maps to give a “snapshot” of where the changes are taking place. And, once again, we examine the changes we are seeing around the world in more detail to identify key trends and their implications for global businesses.

Fighting to close the gap


Companies recognize that the risk environment is changing and information security suffers. Almost 80% of organizations confirm an increasing level of risk due to external threats increase, according to the latest Ernst & Young survey on security information globally

Forecasts for the Eurozone financial services sector


The Cypriot debt-crisis is a timely reminder that the problems in the Eurozone are not over and that economic recovery for the region is on a fragile, uneven trajectory, but the Eurozone Financial Services Forecast predicts that, while localized problems can’t be ruled out, the collective pain for the financial services sector in the Eurozone is almost over.

Different field companies target deals in technology to empower faster changes


Working force mobility is growing all over the world while the consumers embrace the smart-type mobility and the social networks at a more and more faster pace.

Will new demand and new supply mean new pricing?


With the start-up of the world’s first commercial-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant at Arzew in Algeria in 1964, the modern global LNG industry is approaching its 50th birthday in 2014. A massive amount of new LNG capacity has been proposed — as much as 350 million (metric) tonnes per year (mtpa) — which, if all were built, would more than double current capacity (of less than 300 mtpa) by 2025.

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