- Asia Pacific feels the impact of BEPS
- Strategic dilemmas in insurance
- Grant Thornton Singapore launches technology risk and cyber security advisory services with new partner hire
- Singapore ranks 1st in the world in Grant Thornton’s Global Dynamism Index
- Singapore, Israel, Australia top business growth environment index
- US$250bn in overseas real estate investment driven by gut feeling rather than data
- Paul Raleigh named global leader for growth and advisory services
- Grant Thornton named one of the 50 'World’s Most Attractive Global Employers'
- M&A activity strengthening
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Rise in numbers of women in business
To mark International Womens Day 2013 on 8 March, new research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveals that globally, more women are making it into senior management roles than at any time since 2010.
Cross-border M&A activity up by a fifth
Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR), a quarterly global business survey in 44 countries, finds an increased appetite for cross border acquisitions as demand is at its highest level since 2008. Despite the political and economic events of the past twelve months, planned cross border M&A is driving acquisitive growth increasing by 56% since 2008 and 18% in 2012.
Few businesses seek lower corporate tax rate
A survey of more than 3,400 businesses in 44 economies finds that 67% would not relocate their business to another country for any level of reduction in their corporate tax rate.
BRIC growth wobbling on shaky foundations
New research from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR) reveals that businesses in the fast-growing BRIC economies increasingly view under-investment in national infrastructure as a major constraint on their ability to grow.
Skills shortage epidemic weighs on growth
Businesses around the world are reporting a skills shortage epidemic that is weighing on growth prospects, according to new research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR).
Wage growth cooling in emerging economies
The number of businesses in emerging markets offering above inflation pay rises to their employees has fallen away dramatically over the last 12 months, according to a global survey.
Three-quarters of businesses hold leases
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) are set to publish revised proposals for a new lease accounting standard but a survey of 3,450 businesses in 44 economies finds that, although 78% hold leases, only 42% are aware of these proposed global changes that could drastically alter their balance sheet.
Jon Geldart honoured in China
The Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA), the Beijing-based accounting body with oversight responsibility for accountants in China, has appointed Jonathan Geldart, global head - marketing communications at Grant Thornton, to take on the role of international advisor on brands.
Stanley Chang makes global move
Stanley Chang joins the Grant Thornton global advisory practice from 1 January 2013. Bringing vast amounts of experience from a wide variety of sectors within the Asia Pacific region, Stanley will be working throughout Grant Thornton offices in Europe and North America over the next six months.
Business optimism falls in mature economies
Hopes for a strong start to economic recovery in 2013 look to be diminishing as business confidence in mature economies continues to fall away. The latest data from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), a survey of 3,200 business leaders in 44 economies, suggests economic uncertainty caused by concerns over the United States fiscal cliff and ongoing fears over the long-term viability of eurozone is dampening growth prospects.