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10-28-14
Total R&D spending growth at large companies fell last year to the second lowest rate in a decade, according to new Strategy& study
New York, October 28, 2014 – While total R&D spending at large companies rose to its highest level ever in 2014, the rate of growth was the second lowest in a decade, according to a new study from Strategy&, part of the PwC network. read more >

10-14-14
When it comes to Big Data stop admiring the problem and start harnessing the opportunities
London, October 14, 2014 – A global study conducted by management consultancy Strategy&, part of the PwC network of firms, in collaboration with INSEAD eLab, supports that companies with leading *Demand Analytics (DA) capabilities are demonstrating higher commercial performance levels than competitors. read more >

9-08-14
As conventional health plan business model becomes unsustainable, insurance companies face life or death
New York, September 8, 2014 – The mandates of reform, increased consumerism in healthcare, slowed inflation of medical costs, growing self-insurance and reduced coverage approaches have converged to constrain insurance plans’ top line growth. read more >

9-03-14
Most big banks and securities firms’ responses to market pressures to date are only short-term fixes that do not address underlying weaknesses
New York, September 3, 2014 – Big banks and securities firms are cutting costs in response to current market pressures — including globalization, technological change, depressed interest rates and an evolving regulatory landscape — but the typical cuts are only short-term fixes that do not address underlying fundamental weaknesses, according to research by Strategy&, a member of the PwC network of firms. read more >

9-02-14
Raising prices won’t be enough for retailers to weather potential minimum wage hike; they must also re-consider how they control costs, says Strategy&
New York, September 2, 2014 – Almost all retailers would be affected by a minimum wage increase, but it would hurt some more than others. While a higher minimum wage could raise some retailers’ total costs by 20-30%, others – mainly those with distinct business and labor models, such as Costco, Trader Joe’s, or Whole Foods – would be less affected, according to Fit for Growth* retail industry research by Strategy&, a member of the PwC network of firms. read more >

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