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G8

The 8 wealthiest, most influential and most industrially advanced democratic nations: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, UK, US.
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(5) Even the Big Eight firms' written submissions to the FASB were perceived to be of a lower standard in the 1980s than in the 1970s.
Pure self-interest and greed, as any money invested in North/Mid Wales would mean less for the big eight South Wales clubs.
The Big Eight did not get what they hoped to obtain from going to the summit.
Those with a bigger appetite might go for the Big Eight Breakfast (pounds 1.89).
Of the 188 banks listed on Compustat in the 1984 to 1986 sample period, the Big Eight audit all but 13.
Specifically, the Big Eight was reduced to the Big Six by the merger of Deloitte, Haskins and Sells with Touche Ross to form Deloitte & Touche, and the merger of Ernst & Whinney with Arthur Young to form Ernst & Young.
Because clients were demanding an array of consultative services that went beyond the audit, the Big Eight firms had begun to realize that they were professional services firms, not just auditors.
Instead, when word reached Lincoln that the San Francisco examiners were on their way, Arthur Andersen, the Big Eight accounting firm that was Lincoln's auditor, dispatched a team to "stuff the files" with the sort of documents that other financial institutions consider vital to making investment decisions.
While we do not find significant differences between the long-run performance of IPOs associated with the Big Eight and the second-tier CPA firms, both groups perform significantly better than the IPOs associated with the small CPA firms.(2) This poorer performance of the IPOs associated with the less prestigious auditing firms manifests itself not only through a mean two-year excess return of -37% but also a median performance of -58%.
Now onto mightier challenges: Colorado has the only stadium in the Big Eight Conference that sells beer at football games.
The Big Eight accounting firm of Ernst & Young has been appointed to control the transmission of funds and verification of payments to approved projects.