Latest insights & reports
Latest insights & reports
Mazars 2020 C-suite barometer
Investing in CEE: Inbound M&A report 2020/2021
Despite the challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, M&A dealmaking in Central & Eastern Europe remained robust in 2020. Thanks to its strong fundamentals, the CEE region continued to attract international investments, doing quite well in comparison with other emerging markets. This publication offers an overview of the inbound M&A activity in the CEE region throughout 2020 and looks ahead to the opportunities and challenges in the coming months.
Review of the new Federal Accounting Standard FAS 5/2019 "Inventories" and recommendations for the application
On 1 January 2021, the Federal Accounting Standard "Inventories" (FAS 5/2019), approved by Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation of November 15, 2019, No. 180n, came into force.
Research report - Leadership in AI 2021: boards, barriers and new beginnings
One of the biggest technological issues for boards and their businesses over the coming months will be managing the implementation and expectation of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Organisations are increasingly leveraging technology in response to the pandemic and it has undoubtedly accelerated interest in automation. Mazars, in collaboration with Board Agenda and INSEAD, has surveyed boards about their experiences with AI technologies. How are they adopting or planning to adopt AI? What are the barriers and benefits to using these technologies? How will AI impact upon their business and culture?
Smarter, better, faster: RPA at work
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, all sectors are under pressure to gain efficiency, increase innovation and find new ways of working. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is in the spotlight to help companies achieve just that. In Smarter, better, faster: RPA at work, our experts look at seven key sectors affected by the pandemic to provide real examples of how RPA can be used in each sector, the benefits of implementing it and how to embrace RPA and get it right.
Doing M&A in CEE: Tax traps and structuring opportunities
Against a backdrop of global competition and integrated markets, many businesses around the world are seeking growth opportunities outside their country of origin despite shifting, and at times complex, regulatory environments.
Valuations in times of crisis
Key considerations and approaches for adjusting forecasts and scenarios
Responsible banking practices: benchmark study 2020
With Environmental, Social and Governance factors, and responsible banking practices more broadly becoming an essential focus for the banking industry, Mazars has assessed how banks are embedding sustainability into their commercial practices.
What is Business Intelligence and why do you need it
Monitoring economic trends and market needs is crucial for any business, however, some situations cannot be predicted. The current global economic downturn provoked by the coronavirus pandemic is a prime example of that. In such unpredictable situation managers especially need to measure the company's performance in order to respond quickly to any changes. The usual reporting forms (Excel, presentations, printed reports) are losing their value as they lack the required flexibility and do not reflect the actual state of a business at a given point in time.
Mazars Central and Eastern European Tax Guide 2020 released
International audit and consulting firm Mazars releases its regional survey on Central and Eastern European tax regimes for the eighth time this year. In a bid to best serve investors eying the region, Mazars’ CEE Tax Guide analyzes and summarizes tax changes in 21 countries and also points at prevalent trends and underlying strategies in taxation. In addition to the Visegrád Four, this year’s publication also includes the countries of South-East Europe, Russia, Ukraine, and the Baltic states. The 2020 survey puts spotlight on labor costs, indirect taxes, corporate income tax, and transfer pricing across the researched markets.