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UPDATED: Short-term Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA) – Tax Measures
As Malaysian enters the Recovery stage, an economic recovery plan known as Pelan Jana Semula Ekonomi Negara (PENJANA) has been introduced by the Government.
Events after the reporting period
In accordance with MFRS 110 ‘Events after the Reporting Period’, entities are required to distinguish between subsequent events that are adjusting (ie those
Five accounting considerations relating to revenue recognition
This article highlights key aspects of MFRS 15 ’Revenue from Contracts with Customers’, that are expected to be particularly relevant during the COVID-19
COVID-19: Government grants
While many forms of government assistance should be accounted for by applying MFRS 120 ‘Accounting for Government Grants and Disclosure of Government
Webinar video Effective Resilience for Corporates
Grant Thornton Malaysia has organised a webinar on Thursday, 11 June 2020 to help you navigate effectively. This webinar will focus on the key challenges and
Short-term Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA) – Tax Measures
The spread of the Covid-19 has been a global challenge socially and economically, and Malaysia is not spared from the crisis. In order to overcome the Covid-19
COVID 19: Accounting for lease modifications
MFRS 16 contains specific requirements on accounting for lease modifications. Rent concessions that change the overall consideration for the lease are in the
Fifth extension of payment deadlines due to the RMCD
The Royal Malaysian Customs Department has recently announced another extension of payment deadlines to 30 June 2020. Penalties imposed on tax payments for the
Impairment of intangible assets and goodwill
As the impact of a novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to unfold around the world, those individuals responsible for preparing financial
Announcement Bursa Malaysia Grants One Month Extension of Time for Listed Issuers with FYE on 31 March 2020 to Issue Annual Reports
Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia”) is granting an extension of time of one month to listed issuers with financial year ending (“FYE“) on 31
UPDATED: Fourth extension of payment deadlines due to the RMCD
In view that the Movement Control Order is further extended to the fourth phase up until 12 May 2020, the deadlines for payments due to the Royal Malaysian
Announcement Practice Directive No. 6/2020 by SSM
In support of the Government initiatives to ease the economic pressures faced by the corporate community arising from the Covid pandemic, Companies Commission
Announcement Additional temporary relief measures to listed issuers announced by Bursa Malaysia
Due to the second extension of the Movement Control Order (“MCO”) for another two weeks from 15 April until 28 April 2020 announced by The Government on 10
Additional measures of economic stimulus package
Further to the earlier Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package, the Malaysia government announced additional measures valued at RM10 billion on 6 April 2020,
Reporting the impact of COVID-19 on your business
As the impact of a novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to unfold around the world, those individuals responsible for preparing financial
The Resilience Wheel The Resilience Wheel: where to focus your business in stressed or distressed conditions
With the rising impact of COVID-19 being seen worldwide, all industries will face significant disruption to their supply chain, workforce and cashflow. The
COVID-19: Financial reporting and disclosures
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is spreading around the globe rapidly. The virus has taken its toll on not just human life, but businesses
Filing of tax returns for foreign registered providers
The official system in the MySToDS portal for a foreign registered person (“FRP”) providing digital services to consumers in Malaysia to submit the returns,
Second Economic Stimulus Package 2020
A second economic stimulus package was announced by the Malaysia government on 27 March 2020 to strengthen the economy, as well as necessary measures to
Announcement Bursa Malaysia announces additional relief measures
Due to the further extension of Movement Control Order (“MCO”) announced by the Government on 25 March 2020, Bursa Malaysia had on 26 March 2020 announced
Announcement Deferment of Holding of AGMs and Related Issues Amidst COVID-19
Due to the World Health Organization’s announcement on 11 March 2020, which categorised the COVID-19 outbreak as pandemic and the implementation of the
FAQs issued by the IRBM during the MCO period
Following the implementation of the Movement Control Order for the period 18 March 2020 to 31 March 2020 (‘this period”), the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia
Extension of various tax deadlines
Welcome to Tax Alert, Grant Thornton Malaysia’s newsletter on the latest tax updates and information.
Accounting implications of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As Coronavirus is becoming more widespread, it is important that businesses consider the accounting implications as a result of the impact it is having on
Deferment of tax instalment payment and revision of income tax estimation
Welcome to Tax Alert, Grant Thornton Malaysia’s newsletter on the latest tax updates and information.
Tax Alert 11 March 2020
Welcome to Tax Alert, Grant Thornton Malaysia’s newsletter on the latest tax updates and information.
International Business Report (IBR) Women in Business 2020
Our 2019 Women in business report: building a blueprint for action shows that progress is being made towards gender parity at the senior management level. The
Updated: Economic Stimulus Package 2020
There were changes made to the proposals announced previously on the Malaysia Economic Stimulus Package 2020. We have updated our Adviser to incorporate the
Economic Stimulus Package 2020
An economic stimulus package was announced on 27 February 2020 to brace the country’s economy against the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak.
MFRS IASB Issues Classification of Liabilities as Current or Non-Current
MFRS News is your monthly update on all things relating to Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards. We’ll bring you up to speed on topical issues, provide
Tax Alert February 2020
Welcome to Tax Alert, Grant Thornton Malaysia’s newsletter on the latest tax updates and information.
Tax Alert 23 January 2020
The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (“IRBM”) has released the latest Tax Audit and Investigation Framework .
Tax Alert 17 January 2020
The Royal Malaysian Customs Department has recently released six Service Tax Policies setting out the amendments and approaches in relation to service tax
MFRS IASB issues Interest Rate Benchmark Reform
MFRS News is your monthly update on all things relating to Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards. We’ll bring you up to speed on topical issues, provide
Tax Alert 15 January 2020
Acquisition of services from foreign service provider may be subject to service tax if it is a taxable service. Recently, there was announcement that this
Tax Alert 24 December 2019
The Service Tax (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 was gazetted recently on 23 December 2019. The main highlights of the amendment cover areas announced in
Tax Alert 5 December 2019
The Labuan Business Activity Tax (Amendment) Bill 2019 has been passed in the Parliament of Malaysia on 2 December 2019
MFRS New annual improvements proposals published
MFRS News is your monthly update on all things relating to Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards. We’ll bring you up to speed on topical issues, provide
MFRS Proposed amendments to MFRS 17 ‘Insurance contracts’
MFRS News is your monthly update on all things relating to Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards. We’ll bring you up to speed on topical issues, provide
Malaysia Budget 2020 V2
This Budget Adviser provides updates on the additional tax measures that were included in the Finance Bill 2019.
Tax Alert 15 October 2019
A guidelines on Principal Hub (PH) 2.0.
Malaysia Budget 2020
This Budget analysis provides details on various tax measures that were announced in the 2019 Budget speech. 
Tax Alert 7 October 2019
latest gazette orders
MFRS Illustrative of Presentation and disclosure of MFRS 16
MFRS News is your monthly update on all things relating to Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards. This is the illustrative of previous month's MFRS news on
MFRS Insights into MFRS 16: Presentation and disclosure
MFRS News is your monthly update on all things relating to Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards. We’ll bring you up to speed on topical issues, provide
International Business Report What a trade war means for Asia Pacific businesses
What a trade war means for Asia Pacific businesses
Tax Tax Alert 23 July 2019
The Service Tax (Amendment) Act 2019 has been gazetted recently on 9 July 2019. The main highlight of the amendment act is the introduction of Digital Service
Tax Tax Alert 22 July 2019
Following the 2019 Budget announcement, the Income Tax (Deduction for Employment of Senior Citizen, Ex-Convict, Parolee, Supervised Person and Ex-Drug
Tax Tax Alert 17 July 2019
The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD) has issued guidance on reporting for sales tax exemption under Item 57 Schedule A, Sales Tax (Person Exempted
MFRS MASB looks to clarify MFRS 137’s onerous contracts requirements
MFRS News is your monthly update on all things relating to Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards. We’ll bring you up to speed on topical issues, provide
Tax Tax Alert 10 July 2019
Further to the Income Tax (Restriction on Deductibility of Interest) Rules 2019 covered in our Tax Alert dated 3 July 2019 to restrict the deduction of
Tax Tax Alert July 2019
Following the 2018 Budget announcement and pursuant to Section 140C of the Income Tax Act 1967 [“the Act”], the Income Tax (Restriction on Deductibility of
Leadership 2030 The future of leadership: anticipating 2030
Global business is facing a wave of disruptive influences that look set to spark the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We explore how the way professionals work is
MFRS Insights into MFRS 16: Lease payments
MFRS News is your monthly update on all things relating to Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards. We’ll bring you up to speed on topical issues, provide
GST Updates
GST Updates
MFRS Insights into MFRS 16: May 2019
MFRS News is your monthly update on all things relating to Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards. We’ll bring you up to speed on topical issues, provide
Updates on GST and Sales Tax Exemption
Updates on GST and Sales Tax Exemption
Updates on Sales Tax and Service Tax
Updates on Sales Tax and Service Tax
Inland Revenue Board’s Media Release on SVDP
The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (“IRB”) has recently issued media releases.
Have you filed your personal income tax return ?
Recap of the changes affecting individual tax for the Year of Assessment 2018.
International Business Report (IBR) Women in business 2019
Our 2019 Women in business report: building a blueprint for action shows that progress is being made towards gender parity at the senior management level. The
MFRS MFRS 16: Transition choices
MFRS News is your monthly update on all things relating to Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards. We’ll bring you up to speed on topical issues, provide
MFRS MFRS 16: Leases
MFRS News is your monthly update on all things relating to Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards. We’ll bring you up to speed on topical issues, provide
Tax Tax Alert January 2019A
The Finance Act 2018 and various Orders were gazetted recently. Selected changes are highlighted below for your attention.
Tax Alert January 2019
The long-awaited Sales Tax and Service Tax (“SST”) frameworks have finally been released by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (“RMCD”) on 19 July 2018.
MFRS MASB amends its definition of ‘material’
The MASB has issued ‘Definition of Material’ making amendments to MFRS 101 ‘Presentation of Financial Statements’ and MFRS 108 ‘Accounting Policies, Changes in
International Business Report (IBR) APAC businesses rally behind automation
Given the slowing rate of economic growth, businesses across Asia Pacific (APAC) region have an appetite for automation. In this article we explore where that
International Business Report (IBR) The road to prosperity? Infrastructure improvements driving ASEAN business outlook
South East Asia is a bright spot in the global economy. The outlook for the region is sustained, healthy growth of more than 5% per year between now and
International Business Report (IBR) Future of APAC 2018: Identifying growth in disruption
Asia Pacific (APAC) is a region in flux. In 2018, businesses must contend with numerous challenges, not limited to environmental risks and an ageing
Malaysia Budget 2019
This Budget analysis provides details on various tax measures that were announced in the 2019 Budget speech. 
MFRS Accounting for client money 2018
Our MFRS News series provides insights from our global MFRS team on applying MFRS in challenging situations. Each edition will focus on an area where the
MFRS MFRS 119 ‘Employee Benefits’
MFRS News is your monthly update on all things relating to Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards. We’ll bring you up to speed on topical issues, provide
Tax International indirect tax guide 2018
Indirect taxation is still evolving, and an arguable simple tax is growing in its complexity and application as a traditional goods and services model is
MFRS Long-term Interests in Associates and Joint Ventures (Amendments to MFRS 128)
MFRS News is your monthly update on all things relating to Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards. We’ll bring you up to speed on topical issues, provide
Tax Alert July (3) 2018
The long-awaited Sales Tax and Service Tax (“SST”) frameworks have finally been released by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (“RMCD”) on 19 July 2018.
Tax Alert July (4) 2018
Malaysia’s Participation in Forum of Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP) under the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Inclusive Framework
MFRS Prepayment Features with Negative Compensation (Amendments to MFRS 9)
MFRS News is your monthly update on all things relating to Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards. We’ll bring you up to speed on topical issues, provide
MFRS Annual Improvements to MFRS Standards 2015–2017 Cycle
MFRS News is your monthly update on all things relating to Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards. We’ll bring you up to speed on topical issues, provide
Tax Alert May 2018
GST will be zero-rated with effect from 1 June 2018
MFRS REMINDER: MFRS 9 and MFRS 15
MFRS News is your monthly update on all things relating to Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards. We’ll bring you up to speed on topical issues, provide
MFRS REMINDER: MFRS 9 and MFRS 15
MFRS News is your monthly update on all things relating to Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards. We’ll bring you up to speed on topical issues, provide
Tax Alert March 2nd Issue 2018
Issuance of Practice Note No. 1/2018 by the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia
MFRS Accounting for client money
This edition of MFRS Hot Topics, the term ‘client money’ is used to describe a variety of arrangements in which the reporting entity holds funds on behalf of
International Business Report (IBR) Women in business 2018
Businesses globally have taken one step forward but one step back on women in leadership. Significantly more businesses (75% in 2018 v 66% in 2017) now have at
Tax Alert March 2018
Recap of Relief Reviewed / New Tax Reliefs for Individuals for the Year of Assessment 2017
MFRS Cost of a new building constructed on the site of a previous building
This edition of MFRS Hot Topics provides guidance on howIf an entity constructs a new building on the site of a former building, is the carrying value of the
MFRS Prepare for revenue recognition standard with MFRS 15 Contract Review Tool
A single, global converged, principal-based revenue recognition model – MFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers is effective from 1 January 2018 and it
MFRS Costs of an initial public offering
This edition of MFRS Hot Topics provides guidance on how should the costs of an initial public offering (IPO) that involves both issuing new shares and a stock
MFRS Preparing financial statements when the going concern basis is not appropriate
This edition of MFRS Hot Topics provides guidance on the issues encountered when an entity determines that it is not appropriate to prepare its financial
MFRS Reverse acquisition by a listed company
This issue considers the reverse acquisition by a listed company.
Malaysia Budget 2018
This Budget analysis provides details on various tax measures that were announced in the 2018 Budget speech. 
MFRS Inventory discounts and rebates
This issue considers how a purchaser accounts for discounts and rebates when buying inventory.
Articles and publications Grant Thornton News
Heartiest congratulations to our leaders on their leadership roles in their respective prestigious institutes. We wish our leaders every success and may they
MFRS Acquisition of investment properties – asset purchase or business combination?
This edition considers whether the purchase of an investment property is accounted for as a business combination or as an asset purchase.
MFRS Related party loans at below-market interest rates
This edition provides a framework for accounting for loans made by an entity to a related party that are at below-market levels of interest.
Tax Alert 2017
Further to the Finance Act 2017 being gazetted on 16 January 2017, The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia has issued two Practice Notes to clarify issues
MFRS Impairment of available-for-sale equity investments
This publication provides guidance on the application of MFRS 139’s impairment rules to investments in equity instruments that are classified as
MFRS Contracts requiring payments linked to future sales
This publication considers the appropriate accounting for contracts that require an entity to make payments based on future entity revenues or product sales.
Tax Tax Alert 2017
The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia has issued a Media Release to provide clarification regarding the imposition of penalty at a rate of 100% which will be
MFRS Convertible debt and the effect of the changes to the conversion ratio on equity or liability classification
This publication provides guidance on when an entity designates a cash flow hedge of a highly probable forecast transaction, what are the accounting
MFRS Cash flow hedging and changes to a forecast transaction
This publication provides guidance on when an entity designates a cash flow hedge of a highly probable forecast transaction, what are the accounting
Tax Alert March 2017 Tax Alert March 2017
Recap of the New Tax Reliefs / Increases in Tax Relief for Individuals for the Year of Assessment 2016.
International Business Report (IBR) Women in business: New perspectives on risk and reward
The gender diversity issue has been on the business agenda for many years now, yet a third of businesses still have no women at a senior management level.
MFRS Contracts for purchase or sale of non-financial items denominated in a foreign currency
In this Hot Topic, it is assumed throughout that the host sale or purchase contract is outside the scope of MFRS 139. Contracts that can be settled net (rather
MFRS Classification of derivatives as current or non-current
This publication discusses should assets and liabilities arising from derivative financial instruments (derivatives) be classified in the statement of
Tax Tax Alert 2017
With the Finance Act, 2017 being gazetted on 16 January 2017, there are some of the salient amendments in the Income Tax Act, 1967 (“the Act”) that would
MFRS Financial instruments with payments based on profit of the issuer
A contractual obligation to pay interest or dividends linked to profits of the issuer should be classified as a liability (rather than as equity) by the
MFRS Parent entity financial guarantee contracts
Business combinations involving entities under common control are outside the scope of MFRS 3 Business Combinations (MFRS 3.2(c)), and there is no other
MFRS Non-controlling interests and other comprehensive income
Business combinations involving entities under common control are outside the scope of MFRS 3 Business Combinations (MFRS 3.2(c)), and there is no other
Malaysia Budget 2017
This Budget analysis provides details on various tax measures that were announced in the 2017 Budget speech. 
MFRS Acquisition date fair value and subsequent selling price
Business combinations involving entities under common control are outside the scope of MFRS 3 Business Combinations (MFRS 3.2(c)), and there is no other
Steering your company to long-term success
start up business 
MFRS Equity accounting, fair value adjustments and impairment
Business combinations involving entities under common control are outside the scope of MFRS 3 Business Combinations (MFRS 3.2(c)), and there is no other
MFRS Common control business combinations
Business combinations involving entities under common control are outside the scope of MFRS 3 Business Combinations (MFRS 3.2(c)), and there is no other
Tax Alert - issue 07 Tax Alert
This newsletter provides information on the latest tax updates.
MFRS Revenue recognition and foreign currency translation
If an entity earns revenues denominated in foreign currency: • how are these revenues translated into the entity’s functional currency? • are related deferred
MFRS Major reforms to global lease accounting (Part 4)
The IASB has published IFRS 16 ‘Leases’ completing its long-running project on lease accounting. This special edition of IFRS News series explains the
Tax Alert - issue 06 Tax Alert
This newsletter provides information on the latest tax updates.
International indirect tax guide 2016 International indirect tax guide 2016
Indirect taxation is becoming ever more complicated, varied between jurisdictions and prone to government tinkering. With some of the biggest tax reforms
MFRS Major reforms to global lease accounting (Part 3)
The IASB has published IFRS 16 ‘Leases’ completing its long-running project on lease accounting. This special edition of IFRS News series explains the
Tax Risk Management Transparent and responsible risk management
Tax Risk Management
GST Health Check GST Health Check
Grant Thornton can provide guidance and assistance to identify the GST risks and subsequently your business can prepare remedial measures to mitigate the GST
MFRS Major reforms to global lease accounting (Part 2)
The IASB has published IFRS 16 ‘Leases’ completing its long-running project on lease accounting. This special edition of IFRS News series explains the
The future of audit
The world is changing. The financial crisis emphasised the extent to which financial systems are connected globally. This interconnectedness not only brings
Tax Alert - issue 04 Tax Alert
This newsletter provides information on the latest tax updates. Guidelines on the Offer in Reduction of Penalty for Voluntary Disclosure and Waiver of Tax
MFRS Major reforms to global lease accounting
The IASB has published IFRS 16 ‘Leases’ completing its long-running project on lease accounting. This special edition of IFRS News series explains the
International Business Report (IBR) Women in business: turning promise into practice
The gender diversity issue has been on the business agenda for many years now, yet a third of businesses still have no women at a senior management level.
Tax Alert - issue 03 Tax Alert
This newsletter provides information on the latest tax updates.
How to retain your start-up spirit
start up business 
MFRS Construction contracts with costs or revenues in more than one currency
This issue discusses the accounting for financial liabilities with a demand feature (on-demand financial liabilities). This publication considers the
Tax Alert - issue 01 Tax Alert
This Budget analysis provides details on various tax measures that were announced in the 2016 Budget speech. 
Tax Alert - issue 02 Revised 2016 Budget
This Budget analysis provides details on various tax measures that were announced in the 2016 Budget speech. 
How to plan for the future
future,planning
MFRS Cash flow statements – common pitfalls and application issues Part V - Cash flows relating to business combinations and disposals
This is a series of issues that provide guidance on the practical application issues of MFRS 107 Statement of Cash Flows. Part V will be the last section of
MFRS Cash flow statements – common pitfalls and application issues (Part IV - Foreign currency exchange differences)
This is a series of issues that provide guidance on the practical application issues of MFRS 107 Statement of Cash Flows. There are a number of presentation
Transform your business with the Internet of Things
internet of things
Why every company needs a purpose
purpose
MFRS Cash flow statements – common pitfalls and application issues (Part III - Presentation issues)
This is a series of issues that provide guidance on the practical application issues of MFRS 107 Statement of Cash Flows. There are a number of presentation
Malaysia Budget 2016
This Budget analysis provides details on various tax measures that were announced in the 2016 Budget speech. 
How to be cyber-secure
Cyber-attacks are set to grow in their number and nature; those companies that embed security measures into their culture will be most successful at fending
MFRS Cash flow statements – common pitfalls and application issues (Part II - Classification of cash flow by activity)
Applying MFRS 107 Statement of Cash Flows gives rise to a number of interpretive and application issues. Increasingly, regulators and other commentators on
The new customer mindset
To succeed in the B2B sharing economy, businesses need to understand what drives customers who are willing to use crowdsourced and automated
MFRS Cash flow statements – common pitfalls and application issues (Part I - Definition of Cash and Cash Equivalents)
Applying MFRS 107 Statement of Cash Flows gives rise to a number of interpretive and application issues. Increasingly, regulators and other commentators on
Keeping it in the family
Choosing the right leader for your business is fundamental to its long-term success. So why are so many family firms not planning for succession effectively?
The Indian opportunity
Aston Manor Cider, one of the world’s largest independent cider producers, is no stranger to the export market. The UK-based company’s specialty beverage is
Tax BEPS: Businesses call for clarity
Three quarters of business leaders would pay more taxes in exchange for greater clarity from authorities on what is acceptable. And while few expect a global
MFRS Unclaimed on-demand financial liabilities
This issue discusses the accounting for financial liabilities with a demand feature (on-demand financial liabilities). This publication considers the
Oil price drop: windfall or worry?
The slump in oil prices has its winners and losers. Jim Menzies, global leader for the food and beverage sector at Grant Thornton, says the outlook is good for
Call to delay revenue recognition start date
As the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)  meets today (22 July 2015) to discuss the 2017 implementation date for new global revenue recognition
Corporate governance The tone from the top
In light of growing international interest and scrutiny of corporate practices we set out to explore how three major aspects of governance – the role of
IFRS: a route to growth
Although some see International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as a regulatory burden, the evidence suggests that global standards actually oil and
Tackling corruption
At the G20 summit in Australia last November, global leaders reaffirmed a commitment they made in 2010 to tackle the negative impact of corruption on economic
MFRS Classification of loans with covenants as current or non-current
Loan agreements often include covenants that, if breached by the borrower, permit the lender to demand repayment before the loan’s normal maturity date. Such
Automation: the pros & cons
Rising labour costs and the quest for productivity are driving businesses to automate. Finding new roles for redundant workers will be the next challenge.
How to give up the CEO’s chair
Giving up the CEO role is one of the toughest challenges an entrepreneur will face, but doing it successfully will help their business to grow. This article
MFRS Loans with early repayment options
This issue provides guidance on accounting for debt instruments that include options allowing the borrower to repay the debt before the end of its full
International Business Report (IBR) The future of Europe 2015
The European recovery is gaining momentum according to Grant Thornton's International Business Report (IBR). However, drawing on interviews with more than
Using crowdfunding to grow
Video case study: UK company Berry White used crowdfunding platform CrowdCube to scale up internationally. Here's how they did it.
MFRS Loan commitments
Discusses about accounting for loan commitments that are outside the scope of MFRS 139.
Growing beyond borders
Advances in technology and logistics allow businesses to expand across borders more easily, but understanding and overcoming the psychological barriers to
Global tax reform: it’s time to act
Francesca Lagerberg says the global backlash against corporate tax avoidance means companies that trade across borders need to get their tax affairs in order
International Business Report (IBR) Eurozone economic recovery strengthens
Almost three months on from the launch of the European Central Bank's quantitative easing programme, new research from the Grant Thornton International
MFRS Onerous operating leases
To discusses the application of MFRS 137 Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets to onerous operating leases for the lessee.
Tax A global guide to business relocation
There are a number of cost and commercial reasons why a group may consider relocating, but it is also important to understand the consequences.
International Business Report (IBR) Global M&A snapshot 2015
Companies are increasingly focused on high-quality strategic transactions, with less time spent on investigating peripheral opportunities, according to our
Why you need to consider natural capital
Businesses need to open their eyes to the benefits of measuring and valuing natural capital says global leader for energy & cleantech Nathan Goode.
International Business Report (IBR) Women in business: the path to leadership
Our 2015 women in business report looks at how to facilitate the career paths of women into senior management and offers 12 recommendations to society,
Hospitality and tourism Hotels 2020: Welcoming tomorrow's guests
The hotel industry is going through a period of unprecedented, irreversible change and will look very different in 2020 than it does today.
MFRS Lease extensions and renewals
This issue will provide guidance on the accounting treatment of lease extensions and renewals.
The global sharing economy
Poised to be every bit as disruptive as the internet revolution, is your business ready for the rise of the sharing economy?
International Business Report (IBR) The global economy in 2015
Drawing on 10,000 interviews with company leaders and international forecast data, this report considers the outlook for the global economy and what this means
MFRS Lease prepayments and impairment
This issue will provide guidance on impairment issues of lease prepayments. 
A recovery. But not as we know it.
In the inaugural GrowthiQ article, global CEO, Ed Nusbaum considers the outlook for the global economy, and tells business leaders that opportunities remain
International business report (IBR) Global uncertainty weighs on resurgent business confidence
New research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveals that while business confidence in 2014 climbed to levels not seen since before
MFRS Share-based payments of an associate
This issue will provide guidance on how and when should the investor record a change in its ownership interest when an associate (investee) issues new
Consolidated financial statements
This illustrative set of financial statements sets out good practice in the application of the presentation and disclosure requirements of IFRS for year-end
IFRS News - Q1 2015
IFRS News is your quarterly update on all things relating to International Financial Reporting Standards. We’ll bring you up to speed on topical issues,
Expanding horizons
F&B companies are using international expansion to chase profits globally.
International Business Report (IBR) Talent squeeze threatens global growth
Businesses in the world’s three biggest economies, the United States, China and Japan, are increasingly feeling the heat when it comes to recruiting skilled
MFRS Share-based contingent consideration
A contract to issue share-based contingent consideration (shares) should be measured at its fair value on the acquisition date for the purpose of determining
Navigating changes to IFRS for CFOs
This publication provides a high-level summary of recent changes to IFRS that will affect companies' future financial reporting. Changes are colour coded to
Private Equity Creating growth
Private equity has always focused on creating value and helping promote growth in portfolio companies. Since the industry began, private equity firms have
The resurgence of M&A in mining
Recession, economic uncertainty, and market volatility have forced many miners out of the industry and brought others to the point of insolvency.
IFRS 15 A new global standard on revenue – life sciences
Grant Thornton looks at the potential impact of IFRS 15 'Revenue from Contracts with Customers' for revenue recognition in the life sciences industry.
MFRS Accounting for the contribution of assets or businesses to a joint arrangement by a party to the joint arrangement on formation
This issue specifically provides guidance on accounting that should be applied by the joint arrangement (either a joint operation or joint venture) receiving
Tax Malaysian Budget 2015
This Budget analysis provides details on various tax measures that were announced in the 2015 Budget speech. 
MFRS Additional investments in associates and joint ventures
This issue provides guidance on the accounting of acquisition of additional investments in associates and joint ventures. 
International business report (IBR) Sustainability: changing the debate in emerging markets
With momentum building towards the UN Climate Change Conference in Peru, new figures from IBR reveal that businesses leaders in emerging markets are more
Doing business in Malaysia
This publication serves as a guideline to assist those who are interested in doing business in Malaysia. 
MFRS Special Edition on Revenue: September issue
The IASB has published IFRS 15 ‘Revenue from Contracts with Customers’. 
IFRS News special edition on IFRS 9
IFRS 9 fundamentally rewrites the accounting rules for financial instruments, introducing a new approach for financial asset classification and replacing the
MFRS Special Edition on Revenue: August issue
This special edition of MFRS Hot Topics explains the key features of the new Standard and provides practical insights into its application and impact.
IFRS 15 A new global standard on revenue – Manufacturing industry
Grant Thornton looks at the potential impact of IFRS 15 'Revenue from Contracts with Customers' for revenue recognition in the manufacturing industry.
IFRS 15 A new global standard on revenue – software & cloud services
Grant Thornton looks at the potential impact of IFRS 15 'Revenue from Contracts with Customers' for revenue recognition in the software and cloud services
IFRS 15 A new global standard on revenue – retail industry
Grant Thornton looks at the potential impact of IFRS 15 'Revenue from Contracts with Customers' for revenue recognition in the retail industry.
IFRS 15 A new global standard on revenue – real estate
Grant Thornton looks at the potential impact of IFRS 15 'Revenue from Contracts with Customers' for revenue recognition in the real estate industry.
A new global standard on revenue – construction
Grant Thornton looks at the potential impact of IFRS 15 'Revenue from Contracts with Customers' for revenue recognition in the construction industry.
MFRS Special Edition on Revenue: July issue
The IASB has published IFRS 15 ‘Revenue from Contracts with Customers’. 
MFRS Cost of an investment in a subsidiary in separate financial statements
This issue provides guidance on cost of an investment in a subsidiary in separate financial statements.
International Business Report (IBR) Future of Europe 2014
The third edition in our 'Future of Europe' series looks at three distinct aspects of the regional business, economic and political landscape: recovery,
MFRS Consolidated financial statements when an entity ceases to be a parent entity
This issue provides guidance on consolidated financial statements when an entity ceases to be a parent entity. 
MFRS The effect of events after the reporting period on valuation, impairment and existence of financial assets
This issue provides guidance on the effect of events after the reporting period on valuation, impairment and existence of financial assets.
International Business Report (IBR) Dynamic businesses at forefront of M&A
Dynamic businesses at the forefront of M&A activity highlights an increasing importance for M&A in driving growth. There is a clear acknowledgment from the
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GrowthiQ: Insights to help your business grow
International Business Report (IBR) From classroom to boardroom
24%: that is the proportion of women holding the most senior roles in businesses across the globe.
Real Estate and Construction Microclimates of opportunity
Developers, property companies, investors and homeowners suffered disproportionately during the financial crisis. But now, finally, expectations for
IFRS Top 20 tracker
This publication guides management through the top 20 disclosure and accounting issues identified by Grant Thornton as potential challenges for IFRS preparers.
MFRS Methods of amortising intangible assets
This issue provides guidance on selecting an appropriate amortisation method for intangible assets in accordance with MFRS 138 Intangible Assets.
International Business Report (IBR) Modern trends in business leadership
The role of leaders in creating successful businesses and driving growth is crucial. How these leaders run their teams and make decisions can be the difference
MFRS Trade receivables and impairment (Part 2)
This issue provides the continuation of the requirements of MFRS 139 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement on trade receivables and the
International Business Report (IBR) The global economy in 2014
Drawing on data and insight from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and the International Monetary
MFRS Trade receivables and impairment (Part 1)
This issue reflects the requirements of MFRS 139 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement on trade receivables and the related impairment model. 
IFRS9 hedge accounting
IAS 39 ‘Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement’, the previous Standard that dealt with hedge accounting, was heavily criticised for containing
Tax Malaysian Budget 2014
This Budget analysis provides details on various tax measures that were announced in the 2014 Budget speech.  
Global economy in 2013 Uncertainty weighing on growth
Presidential elections in some of the world’s largest economies, the sovereign debt crisis and the US fiscal cliff have all contributed to a global sense of
Mergers and acquisitions The rise of the cross-border transaction 2013
The appetite for cross-border deals has rocketed by 18% during the past 12 months. This is the key finding from our latest research that looks at attitudes to
Global Dynamism Index (GDI) Global Dynamism Index (GDI) 2013
These are the results of the Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI) 2013, an annual research project designed by the Economist Intelligence Unit, which
GrowthiQ Dealing with corrupt practices
Dealing with corrupt practices in Brazil and India.
GrowthiQ Changing corrupt cultures
Changing corrupt cultures in India and Brazil
Liability or equity?
Classification of a financial instrument as either liability or as equity has an immediate and significant effect on an entity’s reported results and financial
Deferred tax – avoiding the pitfalls
Many companies find the accounting for deferred tax causes significant practical difficulties. This guide summarises the approach required by IAS 12 'Income
Women in business 2012 Still not enough
The past 12 months have seen women take the lead in some of the toughest economic and political environments, and they also head governments in countries such
Global Dynamism Index (GDI) Global Dynamism Index (GDI) 2012
We believe that dynamic organisations need to apply both reason and instinct to decision making. Deciding which markets your business should operate in is no
Cash flow statements – avoiding the pitfall
Increasing attention on companies’ cash generation and liquidity position has led financial statement users, regulators and other commentators to focus
GrowthiQ The impact of corruption
The impact of corruption in Brazil and India