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  • The United States is the biggest market for India's $150 billion software services outsourcing industry, followed by Europe. Net profit in the three months ended Sept. 30 rose to 65.86 billion rupees, up from 60.73 billion rupees in the same period last year and ahead of analysts' forecasts of around 62.93 billion rupees. The United States is the biggest market...

  • BOSTON, Oct 11- A 2016 Nobel Prize winner said executive pay plans have grown too complex and cited the overuse of consultants, remarks that pay specialists on Tuesday said echoed the complaints of many investors about ever-more detailed compensation statements. Finland's Bengt Holmstrom, a co-winner of the Nobel Economics Prize for his work on contract...

  • *Q4 rev $8.49 bln vs est $8.43 bln. *Adj profit $1.31/ share vs est $1.30. Accenture bought three companies in September alone: DayNine, a partner of human resources software provider Workday Inc, Octo Technology, a technology consultancy firm based in France, and Kurt Salmon, a unit of Management Consulting Group Plc..

  • Stocks to Watch: September 29, 2016

    PepsiCo, ConAgra Foods, and Accenture are the stocks to watch in Thursday's trading session.

  • Accenture is beefing up its digital and cloud services as it seeks to gain market share from rivals including IBM Corp and India's Infosys Ltd and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.. Accenture said it expected first-quarter revenue between $8.40 billion and $8.65 billion. Net income rose to $1.13 billion or $1.68 per share in the fourth quarter ended Aug. 31, from...

  • Sept 28- Apple Inc and Deloitte LLP announced a partnership on Wednesday in which the consultant will open a new practice to help corporate clients work with Apple products, the tech firm's latest attempt to boost enterprise sales as its key product, the iPhone, shows signs of maturation. The deal with Deloitte will ensure that Apple is top of mind as companies...

  • Sept 28- Apple Inc and Deloitte LLP announced a partnership on Wednesday in which the consultant will open a new practice to help corporate clients work with Apple products, the tech firm's latest attempt to boost enterprise sales as its key product, the iPhone, shows signs of maturation. More than 5,000 Deloitte advisers will be included in the Apple initiative,...

  • A new research study released Tuesday concluded that wearable technology may not offer an advantage to weight loss.

  • Brexit Universities

    Some British research institutions are already seeing European collaborators cut funding, says Valerie Amos, a director at SOAS, University of London.

  • *Could be $16 bln market by 2020. Axing the jack, they say, paves the way for discreet, bean-sized earbuds that can simultaneously translate, filter out unwanted noise or let us control other devices by voice- and drive up the value of the so-called' hearables' market to $16 billion within five years. "It's surprisingly close," says Nick Hunn, a UK- based consultant who...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 7- The man who since 2008 has run BlackRock Inc's quasi-consulting arm for governments, regulators and massive financial firms plans to leave the company next year, according to an internal memo. "FMA has not only become a thriving business, it has contributed to BlackRock's reputation in a way that truly sets us apart from other asset managers," said...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 1- The party looked to be waning for some popular investments in the latest week, with investors trimming exposure to U.S.-based funds invested in developing-market bonds, utilities stocks and gold, Lipper data showed on Thursday. "The Fed is creating the summertime blues," said Tom Roseen, head of research services for Thomson Reuters Lipper.

  • *China tech M&A doubled to $68 bln last year. HONG KONG, Aug 18- When ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing agreed to buy Uber Technologies Inc's China unit this month, creating a $35 billion business, both firms used in-house advisory teams, meaning the investment banks that normally advise on these deals missed out on an estimated $60 million in fees.

  • *Robo-advisory seen surging to $900 bln AUM in China by 2020. Although still in its infancy, assets under management of robo-advisors in China are expected to balloon to 6 trillion yuan by 2020, according to China Merchants Securities estimates, underscoring the potential for growth in an industry that was non-existent until recently. Kearney estimates for...

  • Aug 10- Wall Street bonuses are expected to decline this year for both bankers and traders, compensation consulting firm Johnson Associates Inc. said on Wednesday. Year-end compensation will down 5 to 15 percent for investment bankers that advise on mergers and acquisitions, according to the most widely followed report concerning compensation on Wall...

  • Aug 1- Carl Icahn's Icahn Enterprises LP said on Monday that the billionaire investor's son, Brett Icahn, and David Schechter were no longer co-managers of the Sargon Portfolio, and would instead stay on as consultants for now. Brett Icahn and Schechter have been co-managing the portfolio since April 2010 and Icahn Enterprises said Monday their co-manager...

  • Online banking is disrupting the traditional retail model of bank branches

    Europe's business leaders may recognise the need to evolve to take on the disruptors, but they're not moving quickly enough, experts warn.

  • SoulCycle's IPO ahead after fast expansion

    Discussing SoulCycle's upcoming IPO, and just how much value this company has, with Kathleen Smith, Renaissance Capital co-founder

  • Global IT spending to drop in 2015, but rise in 2016: Gartner SVP

    Peter Sondegaard, senior vice-president and global head of research at Gartner, says the currency appreciation in the dollar has caused IT investment to drop this year.

  • Students at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles.

    Hey, college freshmen—your job search starts now! Here five job-search tips from Accenture's David Smith to get employed right out of college.