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Grant Thornton continues expansion

24 Jul 2013

Grant Thornton today announced expansion in Canada, the Eastern Caribbean, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the UK, following on earlier 2013 expansion in Italy, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa.

Reversal of fortune in superpower sentiment

11 Jun 2013

New research from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR), a quarterly global business survey of more than 3,200 businesses in 44 economies, reveals a dramatic reversal of fortunes for business leaders in the world’s two largest economies

Expansion in South Africa and Indonesia

04 Jun 2013

Grant Thornton has doubled the size of its Johannesburg office through a merger with PKF, significantly expanded its presence in Indonesia through a strategic alliance with PT GNV Consulting Services and increased the size of Senegal operations through a merger with Excellence Consulting Group.  This follows earlier 2013 mergers in Italy and South Africa.

European Competitiveness Council progresses

30 May 2013

Grant Thornton welcomes the progress made in the European Competitiveness Council on key elements of a draft law on statutory audit services for large public companies.

Businesses demand more tax guidance

22 May 2013

The vast majority of businesses would welcome more global cooperation and guidance from tax authorities on what is acceptable and unacceptable tax planning, even if this provided less opportunity to reduce tax liabilities across borders, according to the latest research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), a quarterly survey of more than 3,000 businesses in 44 countries.

Grant Thornton expands in Indonesia

22 May 2013

Grant Thornton has agreed to a strategic alliance with PT GNV Consulting Services (GNV), increasing the strength and capabilities of Grant Thornton in Indonesia.

Major European powers disagree on road map

08 May 2013

On the eve of Europe Day (9 May), new research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveals that businesses in France and Germany, the eurozone’s two biggest economies, are a world apart in their views on the bloc’s future. 

IIRC consultation draft welcomed

25 Apr 2013

Grant Thornton welcomes the release of the IIRC's consultation draft of the International Integrated Reporting framework. The framework creates the foundations for a new reporting model which will enable a business to provide a concise communication of how it creates value over time.

Businesses in mature markets break investment inertia

08 Apr 2013

New research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) indicates that businesses in mature economies are betting on future growth, finally releasing their cash reserves and beginning to invest again. This comes as global business optimism, spurred on by improving order books, is up to its highest level since early 2011. The investment mood change is welcome evidence of businesses deciding that now is the time to lay the foundations for growth.

Mature markets set to start investing

08 Apr 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