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New global technology industry group

29 Jan 2014

Grant Thornton today announced the creation of a global technology industry group. The group will provide a forum for Grant Thornton's technology specialists worldwide to share insights into the opportunities and challenges facing technology organisations, to help clients find solutions in this rapidly evolving sector.

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.

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.

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.

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

Sustainability reporting on the rise

16 Oct 2013

A global survey of 3,300 businesses in 44 economies finds that nearly one-third now issue corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability information, either in their financial reports or in separate reports, and that a clear majority believe the information should be reported

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

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.

BRIC growth wobbling on shaky foundations

12 Feb 2013

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.