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China slowdown hits business growth prospects of key trading partners

20 Oct 2015

New research from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR), a survey of 2,500+ business leaders in 36 economies, reveals the extent to which contagion caused by China’s economic slowdown is spreading to businesses around the world.

Diverse boards in India, UK and US outperform male-only peers by US$655bn

30 Sep 2015

Diverse boards in India, UK and US outperform male-only peers by US$655bn. Companies with diverse executive boards outperform peers run by all-male boards according to new research from Grant Thornton. The study, which covers listed companies in India, UK and US, estimates the opportunity cost for companies with male-only executive boards (in terms of lower returns on assets) at a staggering US$655 billion in 2014.

China ranks 14th in Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index 2015

22 Sep 2015

China ranks 14th in Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index 2015

Robust financing environment key driver for investment in Mexico

16 Sep 2015

Robust financing environment key driver for investment in Mexico. An improving financing environment have helped to boost Mexico’s ranking in the Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI) which ranks the business growth environments of 60 leading economies. Overall, the country ranks 37, third in Latin America and ahead of Brazil (rank 42), while business leaders are keen to stress low labour costs as a key location driver.

Economic growth and strong workforce boost Indonesia’s position in global business growth environment index

16 Sep 2015

A rapidly growing economy and a strong labour force have strengthened Indonesia’s ranking in the Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI) which ranks the business growth environments of 60 leading economies. The country ranks 40 overall although this masks significant disparities between indicator areas highlighting key strength and weaknesses.

Singapore ranks 1st in the world in Grant Thornton’s Global Dynamism Index

16 Sep 2015

Singapore ranks 1st in the world in Grant Thornton’s Global Dynamism Index. Grant Thornton has released the 2015 edition of its Global Dynamism Index.  The Index, based on data collected by the Economist Intelligence Unit, ranks the business growth environments of 60 leading economies.

Russia offers good technology and an improving financing

16 Sep 2015

Russia offers good  technology and an improving financing says global business growth index. New research reveals an improved financing environment alongside strong science and technology infrastructure can still help to attract dynamic businesses to Russia despite a low ranking in the Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI). 

Singapore, Israel, Australia top business growth environment index

16 Sep 2015

Singapore, Israel, Australia have beaten global competition to top the latest Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI) which ranks the business growth environments of 60 leading economies. These countries offer dynamic businesses the right mix of regulatory stability, a strong labour market, technological infrastructure, growth opportunities and access to finance.

Business-friendly regulation and a strong workforce make Australia a prime entry point for APAC

16 Sep 2015

Business-friendly regulation and a strong workforce make Australia a prime entry point for APAC. New research reveals that business-friendly regulation and an attractive labour market places Australia among the leading nations worldwide for dynamic businesses looking to expand.

Technology investment and a strong financing environment boost France’s ranking in global business growth environment index

16 Sep 2015

Technology investment and a strong financing environment boost France’s ranking in global business growth environment index. A strong technology infrastructure and financing environment have helped to boost France’s ranking in the Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI) which ranks the business growth environments of 60 leading economies. The country ranks 23= overall, although this masks significant variation in national strengths.