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Renewed hiring failing to boost salaries

24 Jan 2014

New figures from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR) reveal that companies globally are expecting to take on more workers compared with this time last year.

Grant Thornton expands in Brazil

20 Jan 2014

Grant Thornton today announced major expansion in Brazil through two M&A deals, reinforcing the firm's position as the number five accounting firm in that market.

G7 business confidence on the rise

07 Jan 2014

New research from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR) reveals that businesses in developed markets look set to drive global business growth prospects in 2014, while peers in the BRIC economies face a more challenging period.

EU businesses support audit market diversity

07 Jan 2014

A clear majority (65%) of businesses across the EU believe there needs to be a more diverse audit market, and 51% support mandatory rotation of audit firms to address the risks of 'over familiarity' between the auditor and the audited company, while 21% do not.

Grant Thornton reports annual growth figures

20 Dec 2013

Grant Thornton today announced record combined global revenues of US$4.5 billion driven by 8.1% growth in US dollars (8.9% in local currency) for the year ended 30 September 2013.

EU accounting reform progress welcomed

19 Dec 2013

Grant Thornton welcomes agreement in principle between the co-legislators in Brussels as the proposals - as a package - will substantially address investor concerns over sparse communication from the auditor, long tenure of the auditor, and excessive volume of non-audit services provided to a company by its auditor.

UNICEF donation reaches $330,000

11 Dec 2013

Grant Thornton this week donated US$62,500 to UNICEF UK as part of its ongoing association through the International Business Report (IBR). This takes the total donation made through the project over the past seven years to over US$330,000.

Private equity firms adapt to a ‘new roadmap’ for fundraising

11 Nov 2013

• Co-investment opportunities considered key to attracting LPs • New LP relationships will dominate one-in-five new funds • Fundraising sentiment improves among GPs worldwide • Dividend recap volumes set to increase as LPs push for distributions

UK and US drive global U-turn

06 Nov 2013

New research from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR) reveals that with many emerging economies slowing, it is now the UK and US driving global business growth prospects.

How to succeed in China

24 Oct 2013

At a House of Lords event today, Lord Wei called on business leaders to work to understand better the outlook, motivations and approach of Chinese business in order to be successful in the world’s second largest economy.