Business leaders across the Asia Pacific region are at their most confident in nearly two years, with optimism rising from 30% to 39% in the last three months alone.
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On International Women’s Day, a new report based on Grant Thornton’s annual survey of 5,500 businesses in 36 economies reveals that the proportion of senior business roles held by women in APAC has risen from 23% in 2016 to 25% in 2017.
Grant Thornton’s latest Asia Private Equity Insight 2017 (The “Insight”) finds that Asian private equity (“PE”) firms are cautiously optimistic about the PE market across the region for 2017 in spite of the prevailing market uncertainty and the measureable downturn in M&A activities.
Hong Kong – In the Hong Kong Government’s 2017/18 Budget speech today, Financial Secretary – Paul Chan Mo-po, delivering his first budget as the city’s top finance official, proposed a number of relief measures amounting to over HK$30 billion, which are mainly tax cuts and funding for sectors including education, tourism and innovation and technology. Such measures are expected to support the diversified development of the society with the goal of maintaining the city’s competitiveness and sustaining its growth.
Today, Grant Thornton issued Grant Thornton 投英Tou Ying Tracker 2016,developed in collaboration with China Daily.The Tou Ying Tracker 2016 reflects thatthe top Chinese companies in the UK achieved average growth of 174% in 2015, which is 130% higher than the overall growth of 44% in 2014.Chinese investment in UK took a great leap last year, making significant contribution to British economy.
Yunda Express became a publically listed company at the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on January 18 via a reverse merger dealwith Shenzhen-traded Ningbo Xinhai Electric.
Business leaders report strong increase in optimism heading into 2017
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Grant Thornton Hong Kong Corporate Governance Review 2016 (the “Review Report”) finds that 41% of the Hang Seng Composite Index (“HSCI”) companies claimed full compliance with the Corporate Governance Code (the “Code”) issued by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (“HKEx”), representing an increase of four percentage points from 2015. This reflects that listed companies are improving their disclosures on information regarding code compliance, internal control and risk management. The Review Report also shows that 80% of HSCI companies discussed environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) issues either in their annual reports or in separate ESG reports, representing a considerable increase from the 49% reported in Grant Thornton’s review in 2015.
Grant Thornton today announced total combined record global revenues of US$4.8bn forthe financial year ended 30 September 2016.
Hong Kong – Business leaders across the Asia Pacific region report a split in optimism heading into 2017. The findings, from Grant Thornton’s most recent quarterly global survey of 2,600 businesses in 37 economies, reveal that emerging and developed Asia Pacific economies are travelling in different directions when it comes to their outlook for the New Year. Globally, the research finds that the majority of business leaders start 2017 in a positive frame of mind.
Grant Thornton China’s valuation serviceline merges with Zhongshuizhiyuan Assets Appraisal Co., Ltd.
The results of the latest IBRsurvey are greatly encouraging in terms of attitudes to technology, says StevenPerkins, global leader, technology, media and telecommunications.
Grant Thornton Hong Kong Limited is delighted to announce that our Deputy Managing Partner and National Head, Outbound MarketDevelopment, Ms. Mabel Chan, has been elected as the new President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
On December 6-8, the16th China Equity Investment Annual Forum,jointly organized by Zero2IPO Group, PE Daily and Lenovo Capital and Incubator Group, was held in Beijing, attracting over 3,000 peoplefromthe equity investment industry.
The ChinaAccounting Summit was held at the International Conference Center of Shanghai National Accounting Institute on December 6with the theme of “Accounting’s 13th Five-year Plan
Grant Thornton, in charge of the domestic as well as oversea auditing work, was awarded the “Best M&A Financial Service Provider” by the China M&A Association and the Global M&A Research Center at the China M&A Annual Conference in November this year for its distinguished service to assist BTG Hotels to complete the transaction.
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Hong Kong – According to Grant Thornton’s latest “International Business Report” (IBR) titled Future of Asia Pacific, business leaders across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region believe that the rebalancing of China’s economy, which rose to the second place from the third of last year, poses threat to enterprises in the region. The findings also show that economies across the region have formed closer links with China in recent years, thus augmenting the impact of China’s economy on the business environment of the region.
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“Go global-- investing in Japan” seminar heldin Beijing
Grant Thornton is one of the 50 “World’s most attractive global employers,” moved up three spots in the 2016 survey to 34th place according to the Universum Talent Survey of more than 270,000 business and engineering students from 12 of the world’s largest economies.
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In recent years, rising numbers of Chinese high net worth individuals and families have invested in—and even begun living in—Canada.Too often, however, new investors and residents overlook taxation issues that can result in unnecessary tax implications and charges. Outlined below are the top five considerations you should be aware of to help minimize any costly tax impacts.
In 2015, cyber security had a high profiledue to hacks that affected 20 million people in the UK. Telcos are on the frontline as they hold data that is attractive to hackers. As well as reputationaldamage, a successful hack can result in significant financial losses, forexample because service disruption can trigger liquidated damages clauses andcan prompt customers to lift and drop their servers to more secure providers.
On May 6, Grant Thornton and the CFO magazine hosted a seminar at the premises of BAIC BJEV as one of the celebration activities for Grant Thornton’s 35th anniversary in China. BAIC BJEV is a leading new energy vehicle manufacturer, a subsidiary of BAIC which is one of the five largest automobile manufacturers in China. This event invited more than 50 CFOs and executives , addressed the theme of “how strategic financial management supports an organization’s successful transformation”, focusing on business transformation and upgrading, enhancement of financial management efficacy and maximization of corporate values.
If applied consistently, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s(OECD’s) Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan would give multinationalbusinesses clarity as to how much tax should be paid in the countries in which they operate.But with the timing and the level of implementation set to vary from country to country, therecommendations set out by the OECD could actually create even more uncertainty in theshort term. With increasing compliance obligations and risks expected as a result of the ActionPlan, tax is set to become more integral to the decision making process of many businesses.So how can your organisation steer through the upheaval ahead?
Many functions are in the hands of vendors, especially with technology companies’ prevalent use of hosted applications and subcontracted manufacturers. There’s no time for hand-holding, so your organization needs solid oversight to ensure the appropriate monitoring of costs and compliance with key aspects of contractual agreements.
According to Grant Thornton’s latest “International Business Report” (IBR), the global business optimism in the first quarter of 2016 dropped to its lowest level in three years. However, most of the interviewed Hong Kong-based enterprises are neither optimistic nor pessimistic about the city’s economic outlook over the next 12 months.
According to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report 2016 (IBR), businessesin mainland China picked up the confidence on self-development in the 1stquarter. Business confidence on revenue and profitability rise compared with last quarter. In themeantime, expectations on businesses investment increased, indicating strongerwillingness for business expansion.
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Hotels are under pressure. Airbnb and other sharing economy providers are growing in popularity. More and more guests are booking through online travel agents (OTAs) that take substantial commissions. And when guests do arrive, they expect the same immediacy of service and control they get at home andat work through their smartphones.
Real estate can be a large cost to any business but knowing where to reduce risk and maximise value could transform your business property into a much greaterasset.
Grant Thornton kicks-off 2016 Government Cost and Expenditure Accounting Research Project commissioned by Ministry of Finance
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In the Hong Kong Government’s 2016/17 Budget speech today, Financial Secretary John Tsang proposed a number of relief measures amounted to a sum of HK$38.8 billion, to benefit both the citizens and a variety of industries. In order to keep the city competitive and its development sustainable, the Government has set aside budgets for not only the traditional pillars such as tourism and finance, but also a wide range of other industries including technology, logistics, start-ups, fashion and film.
Grant Thornton’s research reveals that going into 2016, most regions remain resolutely confident at the start of 2016. EU businesses remain surprisingly resilient in their outlook despite risks posed by the migrant crisis, terrorism and a possible referendum on the UK’s European Union membership. 2016 also looks much brighter for businesses in Asia Pacific and Latin America as both report big quarterly increases in optimism. Yet 2016 also brings fresh questions as US firms report a dent to their confidence heading into the New Year amid concerns over export markets and the strength of the Dollar. The global economy continues to change and evolve, with shifting landscapes in major economies creating new challenges but also new opportunities.
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Predicting the future need not be a stab in the dark. There are plenty of practical steps businesses can take to prepare for the challenges ahead
Grant Thornton’s latest Asia Private Equity Review 2015/16 finds that Asian private equity firms are cautiously optimistic about investment across the region for 2016. It also reveals that PE firms have become conservative in view of the uncertain economic outlook which has resulted from the Eurozone crisis, China’s economic slowdown and the unstable international political situation. Some of them might even seek investment opportunities in secondary markets. Meanwhile the turbulent capital markets have also affected the PE firms’ exit strategies.
Every business can benefit from the Internet of Things – just start small and choose wisely when deciding which operations you want to target
Success of fast growth Chinese companies provides £35bn boost for UK economy - Grant Thornton Tou Ying 投英 Tracker 2015 released
Kenya’s economy is becoming more dynamic. For businesses seeking to expand, it could be the perfect stepping stone into the region.
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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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An increasing number of commentators and researchers think there might be a link between purpose and growth. So what does a purpose look like, and how can you define yours?
Grant Thornton Hong Kong calls for companies to plan ahead in light of the change in disclosure requirement regarding risk management and internal control
The State Council approved draft of authorized stock issue registration system
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.
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.
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
For the second consecutive year, Grant Thornton has been named global 'employer of the year' by the International Accounting Bulletin.
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.
According to the latest International Business Research released by Grant Thornton, companies with diverse executive boards outperform peers run by all-male boards.
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).
The Grant Thornton team won the ‘Accounting Standard Knowledge Contest ’ held by BICPA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Businesses need to open their eyes to the benefits of measuring and valuing natural capital.
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.
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.
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.
Managing Partners' Forum recognises Grant Thornton's Advanced Manager Programme (AMP) which allows Grant Thornton people to unlock their potential for growth
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report 2014 (IBR), China business optimism on economic prospects in the next 12 months drops to 25% in the last quarter of 2014.
Notice on the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect pilot programme issued
China’s State Administration of Taxation (SAT) released the “Trial Administrative Measures on Individual Income Tax on Income from Equity Transfer,” which will take effect on January 1, 2015.
Grant Thornton has been recognized as one of the 2014 Top Five Auditing Agencies for Chinese Companies Listed Overseas (VC/PE) in the China Venture Capital & Private Equity Annual Ranking recently released by the Zero2IPO Group.
Grant Thornton recently announced the opening of its office in China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (hereinafter referred to as “FTZ”), representing its formal entrance into the zone.
The Grant Thornton 2014 New ASBE (Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises) seminar was held at Beijing International Hotel on Oct. 23.
Reforms in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone are tackling some of the biggest barriers companies face when building a business in China. Here are four key ways setting up in a free trade zone can help UK business…
New figures from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR) reveal that businesses leaders in emerging markets are more focused on the sustainability of their operations compared with peers in developed markets.
In what is believed to be one of the first of its kind, thousands of Grant Thornton people from member firms in 127 countries gathered online earlier this month to take part in contributing ideas to the next corporate strategy for the fastest growing global accounting organisation.
Grant Thornton Suzhou office opening ceremony was held in Suzhou on September 20.
Recently, the International Accounting Bulletin held a ceremony in London and named Grant Thornton as global 'Employer of the Year'.
According to Grant Thornton’s ’Hunger for growth – Food and beverage looks to the future’ global study, when UK respondents were asked whether cost reduction or growth was most important over the next year, seven out of 10 reported growth, with much of this optimism being driven by export opportunities.
Driven by rising optimism and new export opportunities in emerging markets, food and beverage companies are poised to increase investment in the growth of their companies over the next couple of years.
The Grant Thornton international mining survey, based on responses from 389 mining executives in Australia, Canada, South Africa and the UK, highlights the difficulties facing mining companies today and illustrates how these issues will impact mining operations in the coming year.
China is a market that few companies can afford to ignore. With an estimated population of 1.3 billion and 20 million households entering the middle class every year, it offers UK businesses an unprecedented opportunity.
Recently, three major asset restructuring projects were approved with the help from Grant Thornton.
EU exports to China are now worth over €150 billion, but Germany accounts for over half that figure. We asked business leaders who have been there and done it for their advice on how UK businesses can expand to China.
Transfer Pricing Basic Theory and Practice, written by Rose Zhou, tax partner of Shanghai office, was republished recently.
Shanghai office signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Shanghai UDC Business Consulting Co., Ltd recently, becoming an official member unit of Foreign Investment Service Center in Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone.
n June 11, Grant Thornton CEO Xu Hua and Grant Thornton partner Zheng Jianbiao accompanied Chen Yugui, vice president and secretary general of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) to conduct field research at Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co., Ltd. (BAIC Group).
We are very happy to share with you all that Grant Thornton Hong Kong is listed in the top 100 of Universum’s ‘ideal employers’ survey!
LONDON/BEIJING -- The Greater China Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) has honoured Jonathan Geldart, Grant Thornton Executive Director: Markets Development, for a second consecutive year with a special award for services to the ICAEW in China.
On May 20th, the ‘Chairmen Now: Wisdom from China’s enterprises and entrepreneurs’ Forum was held in The House of Roosevelt, Shanghai. As a monthly event of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), the forum was organized and convened by Grant Thornton partner Mike Creasy, member of ACG. Leaders from enterprises in different fields were invited to the forum.
Germany & Australia IPO Forum, launched by Grant Thornton and co-hosted by Shanghai Private Equity Association, King & Wood Mallesons, and Shanghai International Economic and Technological Cooperation Association was held in The Peace Hotel, Shanghai on May 20.
With the FIFA World Cup due to kick off in Sao Paulo on 12 June, new research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) has found that Brazilian business enthusiasm for hosting the tournament has plummeted over the past two years. However, while few business leaders predict increased investment or increased profits as a result of Brazil hosting the competition, there is hope that infrastructure improvements and a greater influx of tourists will prove enduring legacies.
During May 28 to June 1, the third CIFTIS (China Beijing International Fair for Trade in Services)(Beijing Fair), hosted by the Ministry of Commerce and Beijing Municipal Peoples Government was held in the China National Convention Center. Grant Thornton was awarded the “2014 China top 10 most influential brand of service trade industry” during the “Chinese and international trade in services brands promotion” activities on May 30.
On May 22nd and 23rd, the 2014 Global CFO (Chief Finance Officer) Leadership Summit was held at Shangri-La Hotel in Beijing. Grant Thornton advisory services partner Erwin Hong delivered a keynote speech on the summit titled “How to establish a comprehensive system of financial management and internal control”.
According to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report 2014 (IBR), 37% of China mainland businesses currently use outsourcing providers or plan to, while 63% have no plans to outsource any business processes in the near future.
Grant Thornton partner Qiu Lianqiang selected as member of CICPA accounting issue research group
Rising business optimism in Hong Kong encourages business expansions and hiring spurts
On April 16, the Accounting Department of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) convened professionals from six accounting firms to discuss various accounting issues.
According to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report 2014 (IBR), China business optimism on economic prospects in the next 12 months shows significant uptick in Q1.
According to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report 2014 (IBR), only 10% China businesses have merger and acquisition plans in the next three years, dropping by 18 percentage points over last year, suggesting a more cautious attitude in business expansion.
An award ceremony hosted by the Golden Tax Summit has named Rose Zhou, Shanghai office partner, 'Best transfer pricing consultant' 2013.
A study by Universum Communications reveals that Grant Thornton is ranked 42nd among the China top business field ideal employers 2014.
Hong Kong attracts international capital for its dynamic businesses M&A
The Managing Partners' Forum, a professional body that celebrates the value of leadership and management excellence, named Grant Thornton 'Best managed international firm.'
This report draws on more than 700 interviews with business leaders in 45 economies to understand how the real estate & construction sector is recovering from the financial crisis. According to the report, real estate & construction sector in mainland China is relatively confident towards the development in 2014.
According to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report 2014 (IBR), women take up 21% of positions on boards in China businesses, higher than the global average of 17%.
Legislative enforcement required to narrow gender diversity gap in business
On February 26, Hong Kong Financial Secretary, Mr John Tsang, delivered his budget speech for the fiscal year 2014-15
Grant Thornton LLP has acquired Horwich Rossiter to expand its presence in Nova Scotia.
Hong Kong needs robust and proactive measures in Budget to retain competitiveness
According to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report 2014 (IBR), the Modernistsstyle are evident to business leaders in emerging markets, while peers in Europe rely on more traditional practices.
Grant Thornton, in cooperation with China Financial & Economic Publishing House, published Chinese edition Chinese edition of US. GAPP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) Manual.
Finding the best balance of local and international expertise is key to doing business in China. But there are also tax, geographical and cultural issues to be aware of when staffing your Chinese operations…
Grant Thornton Australia has merged with the independently owned KMPG practice in Cairns inwhat is understood to be a multi-million-dollar deal.
Drawing together research and insight from the IBR, the EIU and the IMF, The global economy in 2014 delves into the trends that will shape global economic growth over the next 12 months.
According to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report 2013 (IBR), China mainland businesses show cautious optimism on economic prospects in 2014.
Hong Kong businesses report drop in optimism in Q4 2013 but suggest momentum for continued growth
Grant Thornton International Ltd. 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. Grant Thornton led the six largest global accounting organisations in reported revenue growth rate in 2012, and now again in 2013.
The Grant Thornton Tou Ying Tracker 2013 (Tou Ying means invest in UK), developed in collaboration with China Daily was released recently.
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.
Those seeking to tap China’s vast markets must navigate a shifting economy, says Nick Farr, who outlines some key rules for UK CEOs looking east for growth.
Only 2% of Hong Kong Listed Companies report internal control details
Incentives beyond the money – a key to win the war for young talents
According to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report 2013 (IBR), China business optimism on economic prospects shows significant uptick in Q3.
Grant Thornton calls on business leaders to work to better understand the outlook, motivations and approach of Chinese businesses in order to be successful in the world’s second largest economy.
According to the 2013 Global Private Equity Report released by Grant Thornton, there has been an improvement in sentiment for global private equity firms since last year’s report.
Hong Kong lags behind fellow Asian Tigers as a dynamic global economy while China stands out from its BRIC counterparts
Since the “Going public in Hong Kong Seminar” held in Shanghai in May was well received, the event, hosted by China Association of Private Equity and co-organized by Grand Thornotn, Haitong International and Jingtian & Gongcheng Law Firm, was held again on Sep. 23 in Swissotel Beijing.
Grant Thornton has been named in the Top 50 of Universum's 'World's most attractive employers' survey.
Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index
Hong Kong lags behind fellow Asian Tigers as a dynamic global economy while China stands out from its BRIC counterparts
Oracle Platinum Partner becomes firm’s new Technology Solutions practice, expanding technology consulting capabilities
2013 Chui Hui Bo' Ai Beijing Gala was held at JE Mansion on September 6. Grant Thornton, as one of the silver tables’ sponsors attended the Gala.
According to a survey conducted by Universum, Grant Thornotn was ranked one of the Top 100 Ideal Employers in the business category for 2013 in China and one of the top 50 in the in Asia Pacific region
Ed Nusbaum, CEO of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL hereafter) was interviewed by China Business News and Shanghai Securities News in his recent visit to China. Ed shared his insight on cross-border auditing cooperation between China and US during the interview and also shared his opinions on Chinese businesses going public in the US.
Chinese businesses are significantly less confident about the economy, says Grant Thornton
60% of Hong Kong businesses want more cross-border tax guidance - less eager than most regions
Grant Thornton China helps SINOPEC Engineering successfully raised funds by listing in Hong Kong market
Grant Thornton strengthens corporate services capabilities
Grant Thornton survey reveals sharp increase of China businesses’ desire for cross-border acquisitions
Acquisition enthusiasm down among Hong Kong businesses
China businesses show cautious optimism on economic prospects with development pressure
Grant Thornton named International Accounting Bulletin's Network of the year
CEO Xu Hua received interview from China Accounting News
CEO Xu Hua received interview from Accounting Messenger
Gender diversity key to good corporate governance
China ranks top for women’s proportion in senior management
Mismatched remedies for real needs of SMEs, middle class and younger workers
Deputy Head of Ministry of Finance visit Grant Thornton
Grant Thornton’s U.S. firm launches China Business Group
Lack of basic and specific skills among workforce account for talent shortage
Hong Kong businesses favour more on tax measures ahead of 2013-14 budget announcements
China business optimism on 2013 economic prospects sees a minor rebound, IBR survey shows
Hope for steady recovery for Hong Kong businesses in New Year
Chinese private equity firms eye international markets for growth
Grant Thornton launches restructuring services across China
Hong Kong business optimism ticks up again, while demands government for fiscal measures and improvements in education
Hong Kong businesses show keen demand for younger workers despite poor attitude of some recruits
Grant Thornton released Global Dynamism Index
Singapore rated highest for offering best business growth prospects
Hong Kong business leaders show strong support for greater shareholder involvement and transparency in setting senior executive compensation
Enthusiasm among UK businesses on the eve of the 2012 Olympic Games exceeds investment pick-up seen by previous host China
Grant Thornton: more than 80% Chinese enterpries focus on domestic market
Hong Kong businesses swing from pessimistic to optimistic over last quarter, while 90% plan to offer pay rise
Grant Thornton China launches new Chinese company name
Grant Thornton rebrands across China
Grant Thornton: 1/3 of China businesses plan M&A in hunt for growth while facing financing difficulties
Nearly half of mainland Chinese businesses lack concrete financial planning for future growth
Grant Thornton’s survey: Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong companies show little interest in alternative-fuel vehicles
Grant Thornton: Low interest of Chinese companies in alternative-fuel vehicles
Hong Kong businesses should find ways to unlock the potentials of younger workers
China Business optimism remains stable in Q1 with higher revenue expectation
Grant Thornton transparency report
Grant Thornton survey: Growth constraints substantially relieved in Hong Kong
China’s confidence offsets worries over inflation and recession
Grant Thornton China: business women hold a quarter of senior management positions in China
Hong Kong women in senior management sit third in Asia
Grant Thornton and The Economist launch The World in Figures 2012 app
New codes tighten up board structure to counter ongoing concerns in INEDs' independence
60% of China business leaders feel growing stress
Single currency receives welcome boost from eurozone business leaders, 20 years on from Maastricht
Asia Pacific region weighed down by business stress but Hong Kong remains calm
Grant Thornton global survey finds only 37% of businesses agree that revenue standards need improvement
Grant Thornton Jingdu Tianhua calls for a sustainable vision to steer city forward
Hong Kong ends the year with sub par business confidence heading to 2012
Political and economic turmoil in 2011 slowed the rocovery of global economy in the next year
Global food and beverage producers eye industry consolidation
Hong Kong trails far behind globally in the business use of social media
Nearly half China businesses use social media
Private equity emerges as a force for growth
Private equity emerges as a force for growth for Hong Kong and mainland Chinese businesses
Chinese businesses optimism sharply dampened as concerns for global downturn uplift
Hong Kong business optimism mildly affected by global downturn. Cautious salary increments do not cease the thirst for skilled workforce
Over 40% of Hong Kong businesses support higher short-term energy costs for long term benefits
Survey report: Yuan wins the confidence of Hong Kong businesses
China business optimism hits a bump in Q2
Hong Kong business optimism drops in Q2 while employment and salaries stay high
China businesses focus on human resources management and environmental protection in CSR practice
Cost management is key driver for CSR in Hong Kong
Dr. John Hepp, partner of Grant Thornton US gives speech at CICPA
Tax article competition now start
Grant Thornton Jingdu Tianhua appoints new tax partner
Grant Thornton merges with Lo & Lo CPA to strengthen advisory services
Concerns over skilled labour shortage surged, according to recent survey
Hong Kong businesses facing pay increases in tough recruitment climate
Business confidence in Hong Kong picks up
Survey report: Substantial rise in status of Hong Kong business women
Survey report: Women holding senior management positions increases in China
Competitiveness survey: Hong Kong businesses assign increasing importance to economies of scale while quality remains top priority
Partner Qiu Lianqiang and Senior manager Leng Gang attended the round desk meeting held by IASB and MOF regarding the 'IFRS-hedging accounting'
Grant Thornton Survey: Nearly half China businesses plan M&A in the next three years
Grant Thornton survey: Hong Kong & Mainland companies are poised for more M&A
Grant Thornton Jingdu Tianhua appoints new partner
"Japan desk" is established
Grant Thornton China implements full integration & actively recruits for expansion
2011 Jan issue of IBR is now available
Business optimism in China wanes as concern over rising inflation deepens
Business optimism in Hong Kong and mainland China falls: Grant Thornton survey
Grant Thornton China awarded coveted H-Share licence by Chinese government
Grant Thornton Jingdu Tianhua is open for business
Grant Thornton new member firm Jingdu Tianhua Hong Kong moves to new office in Causeway Bay
Our client Shirble Department Store successfully listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Grant Thornton announces new member firm in Hong Kong