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UAE: the case for business

22 Jul 2014

The UAE economy rose by 20.8% in 2012 to US$360 billion supported by diverse sector strength, ranking it third in the Middle East and 30th in the world.

Grant Thornton expands through M&A

16 Jul 2014

Grant Thornton announced expansion in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Cyprus and the Isle of Man, following 17 successfully completed mergers and acquisitions around the world in the seven months to 30 April 2014.

Grant Thornton UAE becomes a DMCC approved reviewer

13 Jul 2014

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre is a free zone authority for the Jumeirah Lake Tower Free Zone. It was established in 2002 (by royal decree) as a strategic initiative of the government of Dubai with a mandate to provide the physical, market and financial infrastructure required to set up a commodity market place in Dubai.

Social media changes game for charities

08 Jul 2014

Social media is changing the global landscape for charities by providing new ways to reach strategic objectives. Many charities consider social media to be an important channel to deliver on their communications and fundraising goals. Some use social media to deliver services.

With better access to VCs, banks can help UAE SMEs

07 Jul 2014

Easier access to venture capital (VC) can improve the business environment for UAE SMEs, says Hisham Farouk, managing partner at Grant Thornton.

Exports boost to global growth

24 Jun 2014

New research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) has uncovered an unprecedented boost in plans to increase exports, driving levels of business optimism to record highs. The growth in business optimism is particularly high in Europe and North America, and seems to be driven by increasing export growth expectations. The findings highlight the ongoing need for policymakers to work together to lower trade barriers and foster business environments which encourage cross-border activity and bolster the global recovery.

Economic optimism in the UAE is the highest since 2010

12 May 2014

New research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), a survey of more than 3,300 businesses in 45 economies, reveals a spring surge in business optimism, with all global regions marching in step, despite a slow sign of growth in some emerging economies.

Two in five businesses open to outsourcing

08 May 2014

New research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveals that two in five business leaders globally either currently (or plan to) use outsource back office processes. The cost savings and process efficiencies outsourcing can provide are recognised across the world, although some business leaders remain reluctant to lose control of a key process.

Economic optimism highest since 2007

24 Apr 2014

New research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), a survey of more than 3,300 businesses in 45 economies, reveals a spring surge in business optimism, with all global regions marching in step, despite a slowing of growth in some emerging economies.

Grant Thornton wins international recognition

18 Apr 2014

Grant Thornton has been named the International Accounting Bulletin's 'Network of the Year' at an award ceremony held in London.