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December 2017



US$52.4 billion

The value of the Walt Disney Company’s deal to acquire most of 21st Century Fox in an all-stock transaction that includes film and television studios, and cable and international TV businesses, as it faces emerging rivals from Silicon Valley moving into the entertainment business. 


3,000

The total number of staff at KPMG in Singapore, making it the largest firm in the city-state in 2017, according to Singapore Business Review. PwC comes in as second with 2,800 total staff. 


US$8.1 billion

The amount in global revenues made by BDO for the year ended 30 September 2017, representing a year-on-year growth of 8 percent. “We are extremely proud of the performance of the BDO network in a very competitive marketplace in 2017,” said Keith Farlinger, Chief Executive Officer of BDO International.