• Service: Advisory, Transactions & Restructuring, Management Consulting, Strategy & Operations
  • Industry: Financial Services, Banking, Investment Management, Insurance
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 5/12/2012

Frontiers in Finance

KPMG's global financial services industry magazine, providing informed perspectives on current and future trends and developments.

Frontiers in Finance – Cost Optimisation 

The global economic situation continues to dominate the environment for financial services. In the US, there are a few encouraging signs in the retail and housing sectors, but uncertainty leading up to the presidential election cast a long and lingering shadow.
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In China, there are fresh concerns about the slowdown in growth despite continuing strong exports. In Europe, the sovereign debt crisis still appears to be very slow moving towards a resolution. The political impetus for change looks to slow down as we approach the German elections in 2013. In the long term, sustainability of the post-war social democratic consensus looks ever more fragile.



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