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Strong growth and dynamic workforce boosts India’s ranking in global business growth environment index

16 Sep 2015

Strong growth and dynamic workforce boosts India’s ranking in global business growth environment index. A strong and productive workforce have helped to boost India’s ranking in the Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI) which ranks the business growth environments of 60 leading economies. The country has gained 14 places since the last version of the index, rising to rank 34.

UK foreign investment driven by economic stability and robust technology

16 Sep 2015

Economic stability and robust technology are main attractions of UK to foreign investment says global business growth environment index. The UK's business growth environment is improving according to the Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI). The UK ranks 27 out of 60 economies, rising 7 places from the previous iteration of the index.

US$250bn in overseas real estate investment driven by gut feeling rather than data

09 Sep 2015

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.

Europe looks beyond Greece as business optimism hits a fresh high

07 Jul 2015

Prior to Greece’s 'No vote' on Sunday, business optimism in Europe had surged ahead to its highest level in five years, despite the ongoing uncertainty over the future of Greece and its continued membership of the single currency.

Paul Raleigh named global leader for growth and advisory services

01 Jul 2015

Effective 1 July 2015, Paul Raleigh will serve as the Grant Thornton global leader for growth and advisory services. Raleigh, who has been a member of the Grant Thornton global leadership team since 2012, has most recently served as global leader for strategic development and growth, and as regional leader for Europe.

Grant Thornton named one of the 50 'World’s Most Attractive Global Employers'

24 Jun 2015

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.

Jump in eurozone business optimism as economic recovery strengthens

08 Apr 2015

Almost three months on from the launch of the European Central Bank's quantitative easing programme, new research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveals a jump in business optimism in the eurozone...

M&A activity strengthening

20 Mar 2015

The latest research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report, a global survey of 5,400+ business leaders in 35 economies, finds strong M&A activity and set to grow further over the next 12 months. Businesses' M&A plans, both current and forecast, are becoming more focused as the quality of available targets improves and is matched by a five-year high in the willingness of potential vendors to contemplate a sale. 

Women in business 2015 results

05 Mar 2015

As International Women’s Day approaches, new research from Grant Thornton reveals that Eastern European countries dominate the international league table for senior female business leaders, including seven of the top ten, with Russia at number one. However the proportion of women reaching the top tier of the business world has shown little progress over the past decade, leading to renewed calls for quotas, one of 12 recommendations set out in the report released today - Women in business: the path to leadership. 

Hotels 2020

02 Mar 2015

The hotel industry has lagged behind other sectors in adopting technology to meet customer led demand, according to a new report from Grant Thornton. As a result, hotels must now put mobile technology at the centre of their customer experience as they race to catch up and compete in the ‘sharing economy’, where services such as AirBnB are challenging the traditional business model.