- Middle East & Africa offers strong market growth for dynamic businesses, with the UAE leading in the region.
- Think responsibly: CSR reporting
- The future of Audit is set to transform in the UAE, leading way to change say Grant Thornton and ACCA
- Digital: The next frontier for hotels
- Outsourcing: Going beyond technical expertise
- Dubai calling: Franchising opportunities in the gateway to the Middle East
- United Arab Emirates Economic Overview 2015
- Oil Prices: Where, Why And What Next?
- Business optimism in the UAE has continued to grow steadily despite the recent instability within the oil & gas sector
- The future of Audit is set to transform in the UAE, leading way to change
- Grant Thornton named as the Strategic Partners of the Year for 2015 with Middle East CFO Alliance
- Hisham Farouk, CEO shares insights from the Hotel 2020 report on Dubai Eye Radio
- Mass personalisation and digital are key for UAE Hotels in run up to 2020
- Women in Eastern Europe point the way to senior management whilst in the UAE the path to leadership gains further support from government initiatives
- Building momentum for the year ahead: Real Estate & Construction outlook
- US$250bn in overseas real estate investment driven by gut feeling rather than data
- Grant Thornton named one of the 50 'World’s Most Attractive Global Employers'
Middle East & Africa offers strong market growth for dynamic businesses, with the UAE leading in the region.
The Middle East & North Africa ranks well above North America, Europe and Latin America in terms of market growth opportunities according to the Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI) 2015. However, the region is lagging behind on a number of other indicators including labour market and financing environment.
Soft power and gut instinct is driving an estimated US$250bn per year* in overseas real estate investment, a new report by Grant Thornton reveals, showing that feeling rather than data analysis determines many investment decisions. This comes amid a surge of overseas real estate activity as investors seek new bedrocks of political stability. However Grant Thornton warns that reliance on instinct, while important, can lead investors to miss emerging pockets of opportunity if not complemented by more analysis and using local expertise.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting is an opportunity for a company to showcase its personality and ethics to its customers as well as the greater community. It highlights issues that are close to the company’s core values through the causes it contributes to, and the way in which those contribution are made.
The future of Audit is set to transform in the UAE, leading way to change say Grant Thornton and ACCA
Grant Thornton, a leading international assurance and advisory firm and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the leading global professional accountancy body hosted a number of key influencers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi at an event titled “The Future of Audit”, which set out to find how the audit environment is set to change to meet the evolving needs of the UAE economy.
A survey of more than 240,000 business and engineering students from 12 of the world’s largest economies named Grant Thornton one of the 50 'World’s most attractive global employers'. The survey was conducted as part of the Universum Annual Student Survey.
Established companies in the hospitality and tourism sector are having to work harder than ever to grow further. A series of recent events have disrupted demand in the short-term, but in the longer term, the rise of the digital economy is threatening traditional operating models and sales channels.
Companies outsource back-office business processes mainly to boost efficiency and reduce costs. Payroll, HR and accounting processes – the most common to be outsourced – are heavily transactional, and many companies determine that external specialists can execute these far more cost-effectively than they can themselves.
Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the commercial capital of the Persian Gulf. Part of its success and appeal is its business-friendly climate.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) continues to drive regional change with an economy that has remained exceptionally buoyant throughout 2014. The country boasts one of the most agile economies in the world and has witnessed strong growth. As a result, the UAE consistently scores high across all global competitiveness indices compiled by both regional and international organisations.
The price of crude oil has been in free fall over the last nine months or so, which has made headlines around the world and continues to do so. Brent crude was priced at $115 per barrel in June 2014 before taking a steep slide bringing it to a $45 per barrel range – almost a 60 per cent drop. Brent crude is a major trading classification of sweet light crude oil that serves as a major benchmark price for purchases of oil worldwide.