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Deloitte Economist Comments on Latest Inflation Figures

An economist is an expert who studies the relationship between a society’s resources and its production or output. Economists study societies ranging from small, local communities to entire nations and even the global economy.

Debapratim De is a senior economist at Deloitte. He advises clients on macroeconomic developments in the United Kingdom and other advanced economies, and is an author of the Deloitte CFO Survey.

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, commonly referred to as Deloitte, is a multinational professional services network with offices in over 150 countries and territories around the world.

Prior to joining Deloitte, De was a researcher in cryptography and applied mathematics at Microsoft. He was educated at BITS Pilani in India and at the London School of Economics.

Commenting on this morning’s inflation figures, Debapratim De, senior economist at Deloitte, said: “The rise in both core and headline measures of inflation vindicates the Bank of England’s decision to keep interest rates on hold in January.

Further rises would significantly reduce the chances of a rate cut in the near future.”

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Accenture Acquires Global Advisory Firm

Accenture has acquired Parker Fitzgerald, a strategic advisor and consulting partner to leading global financial institutions, further enhancing the business and technology capabilities within its Finance and Risk practice. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Accenture plc is an Ireland-based multinational professional services company that specialises in information technology services and consulting. A Fortune Global 500 company, it reported revenues of $50.53 billion in 2021.

Founded in 2008 in response to the global financial crisis, Parker Fitzgerald advises financial services companies on financial and non-financial risk, regulation and financial technology. The firm provides strategic advice, independent assurance and market-leading solutions to help clients navigate risks, reduce operational complexity and improve their overall risk-adjusted performance.

Parker Fitzgerald’s advisory and assurance expertise and regulatory experience will complement Accenture’s consulting and technology capabilities and strengthen Accenture’s client response to the evolving risk landscape in financial services.

“Financial services companies continue to contend with the impact of economic and geopolitical uncertainties, regulatory challenges and digital transformation,” said Tara Brady, who leads Accenture’s Financial Services practice in the United Kingdom.

“Parker Fitzgerald has a successful track record helping clients navigate ever-increasing disruption and uncertainty, and the combination of their risk advisory and assurance expertise with Accenture’s consulting and digital capabilities will be a strong differentiator, enhancing our services to United Kingdom financial institutions.”

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Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.

Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders.

With 482000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.