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Big Four

[¦big ¦fȯr]
(astronomy)
A group of large asteroids including Ceres, Pallas, Vesta, and Juno, the first four that were discovered.
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In contrast to the good old times before 2008, when the HK IPO market was completely monopolized by the Big Four accounting firms, nowadays, there are many more players on the ground, resulting in intensified competition among foreign and Chinese rivals.
History says lump on the 8-13 and wait to collect, but there are many reasons to believe the big four are no longer certainties and it may be worth opposing the usual suspects in search of excellent value further down the bookmakers' lists.
The WB has now placed a moratorium of sorts on series set in high schools, instead introducing a number of series aimed at general audiences, cast with older stars and produced by people who have enjoyed success at the big four networks.
KPMG, like the rest of the Big Four firms, does not publicly comment on its work with individual clients.
I have a tremendous respect for the Big Four and for what they have accomplished.
This would lead to the even greater predominance of Big Four audits for listed firms.
While the Big Four companies use more robusta than they used to, that increase is far outweighed by the vast expansion of worldwide robusta cultivation, which has flooded the market, driving prices to record lows.
Speaking at April's National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, Barry Diller, the former poobah who oversaw Universal Studios TV production unit, solemnly intoned that, "The big four networks have in fact reconstituted themselves into the oligopoly that the FCC originally set out to curb, in the 1960s.
The Big Four - Tesco, Asda, Safeway and Sainsbury's - control nearly half the retail grocery market, which is worth pounds 87billion a year.
Despite all this, the Big Four networks are determined to rake in more profits.
I believe the mergers may cause some of the smaller companies to leave the Big Four and thus give us and similar firms a chance to bring them in as clients," said Lawrence M.
Our industry is in a paradigm shift of which we are in the forefront where large and small public companies are switching from the Big Four international firms to other CPA firms.