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World of numbers

August 2018


The percentage of how much the value of Mainland China mergers and acquisitions (M&A) fell in the first six months of 2018 to US$348 billion, despite a slight increase in the volume of transactions, according to PwC. Deal values fell across the four main sub-sectors of M&A: domestic strategic buyers, foreign strategic buyers, private equity deals and Mainland China outbound. 


The number of audit clients KPMG South Africa has lost since 2017. The embattled firm has faced heavy criticism over its work for the Gupta family and its audit of collapsed lender VBS Mutual Bank. 


The percentage of women working in the United States financial advisory industry who are likely to find new jobs in the industry after an incident of misconduct, compared to 47 percent of men who can, according to the report When Harry Fired Sally: The Double Standard in Punishing Misconduct.