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2016 Benchmark : How are major European construction groups performing ?

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.

The financial communication of insurance groups: focus on Solvency II

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.

The Making of Leaders: An African Outlook

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.

Media Barometer 2015 | Media Challenged By Cyber risks in the digital world

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.

2015 US Food & Beverage Industry Study

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.

Integrated Reporting in Insurance : how far have we come ?

This new study, prepared by Mazars with inputs from Insurance Network participants, aims at identifying the differences between financial reports, management reports and Integrated reports and then to present the industry best practices in terms of reporting and communication.

Financial Reporting by listed Real Estate Companies in Europe in 2014

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.

Aerospace executives surveyed on M&A and corporate strategy

Roever Broenner Susat Mazars in collaboration with IPM (The Institute for Production Management) is pleased to present the 2015 Aerospace Executive Survey focusing on Mergers & Acquisitions. Based on input gathered from industry experts involved in M&A, the survey highlights the aerospace industry’s current and future expectations in terms of transactions for suppliers and their driving forces.

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