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  • 01/12/2016 Grant Thornton: China mainland businesses are optimistic on economic prospect in 2016

    New research from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR) reveals that, China mainland business optimism over the next 12 months increased by 10 percentage points over last quarter to net 36% in Q4-2015, reflecting growing confidence on the new year’s economy.

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  • 12/21/2015 Only 1% of Hong Kong Listed Companies provided detailed descriptions of their internal control review process

    Grant Thornton Hong Kong calls for companies to plan ahead in light of the change in disclosure requirement regarding risk management and internal control

  • 12/10/2015 Grant Thornton

    The State Council approved draft of authorized stock issue registration system

  • 12/10/2015 Grant Thornton selected as 2015 Top 10 Audit Agencies for Domestic Listed Companies and Top 10 Audit Agencies for New Third Board Listed Companies

    In the China Venture Capital & Private Equity Annual Ranking (the ranking hereafter) recently released by the Zero2IPO Group, Grant Thornton was recognized as 2015 Top 10 Auditing Agencies for Domestic Listed Companies and Top 10 Auditing Agencies for the New Third Board Listed Companies.

  • 11/25/2015 Grant Thornton: Survey identifies ageing populations as greatest threat to business growth prospects in Asia-Pacific

    Grant Thornton’s new report, the future of Asia-Pacific, reveals that businesses leaders across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region believe the ageing populations pose the single biggest challenge to their future operations. The threat of rising dependency ratios was of greater concern than regional conflict and the slowdown in China’s economy across the region, according to the report.

  • 11/04/2015 Evolve or die

    Imagine you had the audit profession in your office as a client. What course of action would you advise? Evolve or die, suggests Grant Thornton’s Nick Jeffrey

  • 10/21/2015 Grant Thornton named ‘employer of the year’ by International Accounting Bulletin for second consecutive year

    For the second consecutive year, Grant Thornton has been named global 'employer of the year' by the International Accounting Bulletin.

  • 10/20/2015 Grant Thornton:China business optimism decline in Q3

    New research from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR) reveals that, affected by the slowdown of China’s stock market since June, business optimism in the mainland China slipped 20 percentage points to net 26% in Q3-2015. Meanwhile, business expectations for revenue and profit increase have also fallen 6 percentage points and 4 percentage points to 33% and 28% respectively.

  • 10/08/2015 Grant Thornton: Women in business -- the value of diversity

    According to the latest International Business Research released by Grant Thornton, companies with diverse executive boards outperform peers run by all-male boards.

  • 09/24/2015 China ranks 14th in Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index 2015

    According to the latest survey result of Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI) 2015, China ranks 14 among 60 leading economies, above many other developed markets such as France (23=) and the UK (27).

  • 08/18/2015 Grant Thornton wins ‘Accounting Standard Knowledge Contest ’

    The Grant Thornton team won the ‘Accounting Standard Knowledge Contest ’ held by BICPA.

  • 08/17/2015 GTIL CEO Ed Nusbaum visits China

    In late July, Ed Nusbaum, CEO of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL), came to China and had a one-week visit to Beijing and Chengdu.

  • 08/04/2015 Grant Thornton ranks the 10th on ‘Top 100 Chinese Accounting Firms’ released by CICPA

    On August 3, 2015, CICPA released the Informatioin of Top 100 Chinese Accounting Firms 2015. Grant Thornton ranked the10th on the list, climbed 2 places compared to its ranking last year.

  • 07/16/2015 Grant Thornton: China business remain buoyant about growth prospects with focus on self-development

    According to the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), after stable development in Q1, the business optimism in mainland China kept climbing in Q2, from 34% to 46% , showing growing confidence in business development. Meanwhile, other expectations over next 12 months, including revenue (39%), profitability (32%), selling prices (24%), and employment (17%) also rose slightly compared with those in last quarter. However, business leaders are cautious about investment, with more focus on their own business development to achieve growth.

  • 07/16/2015 Grant Thornton: Deficient in digital and diversity – boards need 21st Century upgrade to meet today’s challenges

    A new report released by Grant Thornton finds that the composition of boardrooms around the world needs upgrading to reflect today’s digital economy and diverse business community. The report highlights significant opportunities for improvements to performance and growth to those who meet the challenge. It also points out that, without revision, boards will struggle to meet the diversity of thinking and skills required to effectively advise management teams in meeting the challenges of today’s economy.

  • 07/09/2015 Grant Thornton: New trends of cross-border M&A

    2015 will still be a ‘big year’ of cross-border mergers & acquisitions (M&A) for Chinese enterprises. On June. 19, the monthly elite salon of China M&A Association was held at Beijing American Club.

  • 07/08/2015 Grant Thornton: Tackling corruption

    In our roundtable debate, Grant Thornton partners from Brazil and India discuss how businesses can behave in an ethical manner and thrive, in spite of corrupt practices.

  • 06/30/2015 Grant Thornton named one of the 50 'World’s Most Attractive Global Employers'

    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.

  • 06/23/2015 CSR--Opening ceremony of the “New Great Wall Self-reliance Class” sponsored by Grant Thornton

    In September2014, Grant Thornton and China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation jointly kicked off the "New Great Wall" project in Heshui No.1 Middle School in Gansu Province, offering financial support to poverty-stricken high-school students there. Grant Thornton will be offering a total of 300,000 RMB grant in 3 years to 50 students in the school, enabling them to complete their high school education.

  • 05/13/2015 Ageing populations: thoughts from the IMF

    Thoughts from day two of the IMF spring conference: the challenges and opportunities posed by ageing populations

  • 05/07/2015 Going beyond borders

    Advances in technology and logistics allow businesses to expand across borders more easily, but understanding and overcoming the psychological barriers to expansion abroad is crucial to giving your global growth plans a head-start.

  • 04/30/2015 Global tax reform: it’s time to act

    The global backlash against corporate tax avoidance means companies that trade across borders need to get their tax affairs in order sooner rather than laterTax shaming’ really is as bad as it sounds. Just ask Starbucks, Amazon, Google and HSBC. All four multinationals have faced public outcry in recent months after being ‘named and shamed’ by the media for tax avoidance practices.

  • 04/22/2015 Grant Thornton and ACCA jointly hold roundtable on the Future of Auditing

    On April 10, the roundtable “the Future of Auditing”, jointly organized by Grant Thornton and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), was held at China World Hotel in Beijing.

  • 04/14/2015 Grant Thornton: China business optimism picks up in Q1 with higher revenue expectation

    According to the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), in the first quarter of 2015, 34% of business leaders in mainland China are optimistic in the economic outlook over the next 12 months, up from 25% in Q4-2014. Meanwhile, businesses show growing confidence on their development and increasing expectation for investment.

  • 04/02/2015 Why you need to look at natural capital ?

    Businesses need to open their eyes to the benefits of measuring and valuing natural capital.

  • 04/02/2015 The global sharing economy: ignore it at your peril

    Poised to be every bit as disruptive as the internet revolution, is your business ready for the rise of the sharing economy?Managing excess capacity is nothing new. Goods and services have long been traded in mutually beneficial ways, often on a supply-and-demand basis, and resources have been shared to bring costs down.Traditionally, however, this has mainly been done at a local, informal level. But developments in technology are allowing the sharing economy (see below: 'What is the sharing economy?') to operate on a much larger scale.

  • 04/01/2015 Grant Thornton: Growing appetite for M&A in China

    According to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), China mainland businesses’ appetite for M&A activity continuously grows and the M&A market sets to grow further over the next 12 months. Businesses' M&A plans are becoming more focused as the quality of available targets improves and the willingness of potential vendors to contemplate a sale increased.

  • 04/01/2015 Grant Thornton attends MoF symposium on the temporary provisions of hedge accounting treatment

    On March 15, a symposium on the Temporary Provisions of Commercial Futures Hedge Accounting Treatment (Discussion Paper) (‘the Temporary Provisions’ hereafter) hosted by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) was held at Shanghai Futures Exchange, and the professional standard team of Grant Thornton was invited to attend the symposium.

  • 03/23/2015 Grant Thornton wins award for best leadership development programme

    Managing Partners' Forum recognises Grant Thornton's Advanced Manager Programme (AMP) which allows Grant Thornton people to unlock their potential for growth

  • 03/12/2015 The Global economy in 2015

    That’s not a surprise because, in many ways, 2014 was the year in which the recovery really took hold – and not just in the UK and US, but in some of the European economies hit hardest by the sovereign debt crisis. Ireland, Spain and even Greece showed nascent signs of recovery.

  • 03/06/2015 Grant Thronton: Women in business -- the path to leadership

    Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveals that 25% of senior managementpositions of businesses in mainland China are held by women, higher than the global averagelevel (22%). The report shows that female in China still have advantages in managementsupport positions, such as human resources and finance. 30% of human resource directors and23% of CFOs are held by women according to the survey. However, only 7% of CEOs and 5%of partners are women, which presents male’s dominant position in core management ofbusinesses in mainland China.

  • 02/25/2015 Government budget maps out plans to foster diversified development and measures to benefit various sectors

    In the Hong Kong Government’s 2015/16 Budget speech today, Financial Secretary John C. Tsang announced proposals for a wide range of relief measures for the Hong Kong citizens that calls for a budget of HK$34 billion and for initiatives to support the diversified development of society with the aim of maintaining the city’s competitiveness and sustaining its growth. In view of Hong Kong’s moderate economic growth of 2.3% in 2014, the Budget adhered to the principle of “living within one’s means” but showed flexibility in using public resources and responding to the various demands of society.

  • 02/25/2015 Grant Thornton releases HK 2015-16 Budget headlines

    On 25 February 2015, the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong, Mr John C. Tsang, delivered his budget speech for the fiscal year 2015-16. Grant Thornton prepared a Budget headlines that highlights the HKSAR Government's budget plans and provides insights in relation to the changes and possible impacts.

  • 02/10/2015 Grant Thornton 投英Tou Ying Tracker 2014: Chinese companies continue to make their mark in the UK

    The Grant Thornton 投英 Tou Ying Tracker 2014, developed in collaboration with China Daily, identifies the top 25 fastest-growing Chinese companies in the UK as measured by percentage revenue growth year-on-year, based on the latest published accounts filed as of 23 October 2014.

  • 02/02/2015 Grant Thornton reports record global revenues of $4.7 billion

    LONDON -- Grant Thornton today announced record combined global revenues of US$4.7 billion driven by 4.6% growth in US dollars (4.9% in local currency) for the year ended 30 September 2014.

  • 01/28/2015 Grant Thornton Shanghai Pilot FTZ office officially opens

    Grant Thornton's application of establishing office at Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ) was approved by Shanghai Finance Bureau, and the office has officially opened on January 23, 2015.

  • 01/26/2015 Grant Thornton: Private equity in Asia Pacific set for buoyant growth

    Private equity firms based in the Asia-Pacific region are the most optimistic about deal activity in 2015, according to the fourth edition of the Grant Thornton Private Equity Report, an annual survey of 175 senior industry practitioners around the world.