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Legacy of World Cup questioned

09 Jun 2014

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.

EU split on further integration

21 May 2014

On the eve of this week’s European Parliament elections, new research from Grant Thornton reveals that despite the economic problems caused by the sovereign debt crisis, support for the euro amongst business leaders remains strong. However, support for further European integration appears to be waning in France and Germany, the architects of the EU project.

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.

New member firm in Kyrgyzstan

18 Apr 2014

Grant Thornton has announced the formation of a new member firm in Kyrgyzstan through our existing member firms in Armenia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Dynamic businesses explore new opportunities

26 Mar 2014

New research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveals that global M&A activity has risen from this time last year, with dynamic businesses – the fastest growing, most agile companies in the survey – leading the way. The results confirm that leaders of the world's most progressive businesses view acquisitions as an important means to supplement and boost their existing operations.

The rise of the female CEO

24 Mar 2014

New research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) has revealed that while the overall proportion of women in senior business roles around the world has stalled, the proportion of female CEOs is on the rise. The research also shows a consistently high proportion of women in the role of CFO over the last few years, hinting at a link between the two, with more women making the well-travelled journey from running the finance department to running the company.

Ed Nusbaum appointed to a second term

20 Mar 2014

Ed Nusbaum has been appointed for a second term as global CEO of Grant Thornton, it was announced today.

Grant Thornton wins international award

17 Mar 2014

The Managing Partners' Forum, a professional body that celebrates the value of leadership and management excellence, has named Grant Thornton 'Best managed international firm.'