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  • Nov 18- Willis Group Holdings is considering increasing its offer for Towers Watson& Co after failing to muster enough shareholder support for its $18 billion merger with the human resources consultancy, a person with knowledge of the matter said. Earlier today, Towers Watson said it planned to reconvene the shareholder meeting on Friday.

  • Nov 9- Wall Street bonuses are expected to decline for the first time since 2011, according to a study by compensation consulting firm Johnson Associates Inc.. Morgan Stanley said last quarter that bond trading revenue had fallen 42 percent, while Goldman Sachs Group Inc reported a 33 percent decline. JPMorgan Chase& Co also said it had set aside 13 percent less...

  • OSLO, Nov 9- The board of Norwegian telecoms operator Telenor has terminated a consultancy agreement with former chief executive Jon Fredrik Baksaas due to the continuing police investigation at affiliate Vimpelcom, the company said on Monday. The relationship was ended by mutual agreement and Baksaas has also notified the board that he would waive his...

  • PARIS, Nov 5- Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal began to hit vehicle sales in October, a leading automotive consultancy said on Friday, with the German group losing ground in Western Europe, where overall market growth slowed to 2.7 percent. Registrations rose to 1.06 million cars last month from 1.03 million the previous October, based on published...

  • MOVES-BNP Paribas ex-boss Prot joins Boston Consulting Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 5:36 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 29- Baudouin Prot, the former head of French bank BNP Paribas, has joined Boston Consulting as a senior adviser, the international management consultancy said on Thursday. Prot, shaper of the bank's strategy for over a decade, was its chairman until last year after being chief executive from 2003 until 2011.. He resigned last September after the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 19- As California's pension funds discuss divesting from investments in coal companies, a consultant warned on Monday that past efforts to divert CalPERS' money away from investments deemed unethical have cost the largest U.S. public pension fund between $4 billion and $8 billion. In the past, CalPERS has pulled cash out of tobacco and...


  • *Russia, Saudi to keep consulting on oil market- minister. *OPEC, non- OPEC should work jointly against oversupply- Badri. NEW YORK, Oct 6- Crude prices hit one-month highs on Tuesday after a new U.S. forecast showed tighter oil supplies next year, while and Russia, Saudi Arabia and other big producers hinted at further talks to support the market.

  • *Russia, Saudi to keep consulting on oil market- minister. *OPEC, non- OPEC should work jointly against oversupply- Badri. NEW YORK, Oct 6- Crude prices jumped about 5 percent on Tuesday after No. 1 oil consumer the United States cut global output forecasts and Russia, Saudi Arabia and other big producers signaled joint action to support the market.

  • 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.

  • Five job-search tips for college students Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 2:35 PM ET
    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.

  • Demand from N America drives Accenture results Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 11:28 AM ET

    Accenture reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue, helped by strong demand in North America.

  • Sept 24- Accenture Plc, a provider of consulting and outsourcing services, reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue, helped by strong demand in North America. Accenture forecast revenue of between $7.70 billion and $7.95 billion. Accenture, whose shares were little changed in premarket trading on Thursday, also said its board approved a...

  • What CEOs can learn from Trump and Hillary Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Ben Carson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Donald Trump participate in the presidential debate hosted by FOX News and Facebook at the Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Presidential candidates draft experts to help them learn about complex issues. CEOs can do the same, says Alexander Saint-Amand.

  • And the best consulting firm to work for in APAC is… Monday, 14 Sep 2015 | 10:49 PM ET

    This consulting company's commitment to firm culture, training, compensation and work-life balance were crucial factors.

  • The growing trend for freelance consultants Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    The growing trend for freelance consultants

    Daniel Callaghan, founder and CEO of MBA & Co, explains how his company connects businesses with consultants on demand.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- Promontory Financial Group LLC has agreed to pay $15 million to New York's banking regulator and refrain from certain new business with state-regulated banks for six months after being accused of whitewashing a report about sanctions compliance at Standard Chartered Bank. Promontory is the third consulting firm to settle with the New York...

  • This start-up wants to disrupt the consulting space Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 6:49 PM ET
    This start-up wants to disrupt the consulting space

    Bridget Loudon, CEO of Expert360, introduces the Sydney-based start-up which helps to connect top-level consultants to clients around the world.

  • Accenture raises revenue outlook after strong 1Q Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    Accenture raised its revenue forecast for fiscal 2015 after contract wins helped it post better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and revenue.

  • Indian retailers hobble as e-commerce race ahead Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 5:58 PM ET

    Indian retailers are struggling to keep up online as e-commerce garner large investments.