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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.

UAE home to third most confident business community in the world

18 Apr 2013

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) business community has been identified as the third most confident business community in the world, according to the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), a quarterly survey of more than 3,000 businesses in 44 countries.

Gender Agenda by Hisham Farouk

17 Apr 2013

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.

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

Global research into cloud security widens

05 Apr 2013

Seeing the increased trend in cloud computing, Grant Thornton’s Forensic investigation team in the Netherlands have joined a European led consortium to address the security issues surrounding the cloud.

Rise in numbers of women in business

08 Mar 2013

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. 

Dynamic changes in the Boardroom by Hisham Farouk

06 Mar 2013

Hisham Farouk, Managing Partner of Grant Thornton, a leading global advisor to family-owned businesses talks about the importance and contribution which women make in the boardroom.

Cross-border M&A activity up by a fifth

27 Feb 2013

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.

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.