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Ability to inspire seen as a key leadership attribute in the UAE

02 Mar 2014

New research from Grant Thornton reveals a stark regional split in business leadership practices. While Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern economies appear more open to the use of coaching, intuition and creativity, peers in Europe rely on more traditional practices. 

Business call for transfer pricing clarity

27 Feb 2014

New research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveals that business leaders are much more comfortable with levels of cross-border tax planning guidance compared with 12 months ago. Providing greater certainty around transfer pricing was high on the agenda at Davos and remains a key issue for the G20, but the good news for businesses is a number of exercises are underway to establish greater clarity and transparency.

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.

Islamic Finance - What's in it for me?

13 Jan 2014

Grant Thornton United Arab Emirates (UAE) Audit Partner, Khurram Bhatti talks about the key aspects related to Islamic Finance.

Guiding SME Growth

13 Jan 2014

The managing partner of Grant Thornton UAE has long been entrenched in not just the regional business scene, but the global one too – and is something of an expert on SMEs.

UAE business optimism sees a significant increase on 2014 growth prospects

09 Jan 2014

The UAE has the most optimistic business community in the world according to new research from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR). It also reveals that business leaders growth prospects have increased significantly across a range of growth indicators from this time last year.

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.

Hisham Farouk discusses his inspirational journey with Shane Phillips on Dubai Eye Radio

06 Jan 2014

Hisham Farouk, Managing Partner of Grant Thornton UAE discusses how he became a dynamic leader and shares his remarkable experience with others to further support future entrepreneurs.

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.

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.