2015 remains a very good year in terms of financial performance for listed real estate companies in Europe, which have benefited amply from the low rate context to reduce the cost of their borrowings.
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 study conducted by Mazars and Morgan Philips, unveiled during the 2016 edition of the Africa CEO Forum, draws on new research to identify both the key drivers of success for current African executives and how these will evolve as Millennials take the lead.
Deeply involved in the Media industry and determined to provide Industry Executives with a better overview of the trends and challenges impacting the sector, Mazars has published a media barometer since 2011 analyzing the financial performance and the risk factors disclosed on the annual reports of the 100 largest publicly-listed media companies in North America and Europe.
WeiserMazars in conjunction with The Food Institute, AFI and Stagnito Business Information, is pleased to present the findings of the 3rd edition of our annual survey devoted to the US Food & Beverage industry. This initiative has been carried out with the aim of offering to Food & Beverage decision-makers benchmarks against which to assess 2014 performance, insights into potential drivers for the industry in 2015, and best practices to stay ahead of the competition today and tomorrow.
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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.
Our Real Estate experts have analysed the financial reporting of a sample of listed European real estate companies in 2014. For this fifth edition of the survey, we have paid particular attention to real estate companies ‘positioning and their use of key performance indicators. We also analysed their reporting on their asset portfolios and financing strategies.