International Business Report (IBR)

Time for a new direction - Fighting fraud in Construction

The presence of fraud and corruption in Construction can take many forms; from falsely representing the number of hours a contractor works, through to collusion when bidding for contracts or paying bribes to secure a contract. These inevitably increase costs and, in the case of bribes, inflate the contract price.

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Bite Size - Recent Activity in the food and beverage sector

Welcome to the latest edition of 'Bite Size', our quarterly overview of activity in the food and beverage sector. This edition provides analysis of M&A activity in the third quarter (Q3) of 2013, which was notable for the sale of the iconic Lucozade and Ribena brands to a Japanese buyer and for a continued increase in the level of private equity acquisition activity.

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Hunger for growth

Food and Beverage looks to the future

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Global Dynamism Index (GDI) 2013 summary report

Model developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

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Global Private Equity Report 2013/14

This report provides a global snapshot of the opportunities and challenges within the private equity industry as seen from a practitioner's perpective. The differences in what it means to be an active player in specific global markets are examined, as are the key themes that resonate around the world.

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