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Real estate & construction global opportunities & impact of GST to the Malaysian property industry

24 Nov 2014

The recovery in the real estate and construction sector is picking up pace. Results from our Q2 International Business Report (IBR) not only show a sharp increase in revenue expectations globally but also that businesses around the world are investing in productivity to unlock the growth potential in their operations.

GST Orders and Regulations Gazetted

05 Nov 2014

Following the Royal Assent of the GST Act, the Federal Government of Malaysia now gazetted a number of Goods and Services Tax (“GST”) Orders and Regulations which came into operation on 1 July 2014.

Grant Thornton named 'Best managed international firm'

31 Oct 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.' Judged by an independent panel of subject matter experts, the award recognises the strength of Grant Thornton’s global strategy and leadership, which has enabled Grant Thornton to lead the major global accounting networks in revenue growth for the last two years.

Malaysian businesses cautiously optimistic

13 Aug 2014

New research from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR) reveals that businesses in Malaysia are cautiously optimistic about the economic outlook for 2014. Results from the survey carried out in early December 2013, shows that optimism level has risen from 12% last year to 20%, an increase of 8 percentage points.

Malaysian business owners gaining confidence

11 Dec 2013

Hopes for a strong start to economic recovery in 2013 look to be diminishing globally especially in the United States and Europe. The latest data from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), a survey of 3,200 business leaders in 44 economies reveals that global business optimism stands at just net 4% heading into the New Year. Optimism level is at 0% this time last year.

Malaysia lowest in ASEAN with 26% of women in senior management

24 Oct 2013

To mark International Women’s Day 2013, new research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveals that globally, more women are making it into senior management roles than at any time since 2010. 

Grant Thornton sixth largest network globally named ‘Network of the Year’

23 Oct 2013

According to the World Survey conducted by the International Accounting Bulletin, Grant Thornton International had a very good year in 2012 with double-digit growth in US dollars - exceeding the growth of the Big Four and BDO International.

62% Malaysian businesses find hard to hire skilled workers, highest in ASEAN

16 Oct 2013

The Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveals that 62% of businesses in Malaysia are finding it hard to source skilled workers, just ahead of Singapore (61%) however, well above the global average of 39%.

92% of Malaysian businesses want more tax guidance from tax authorities

09 Oct 2013

The vast majority of businesses would welcome more guidance from tax authorities on what is acceptable and unacceptable tax planning, even if this provides less opportunity to reduce tax liabilities across borders, according to the latest research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), a quarterly survey of more than 3,000 businesses in 44 countries.

Malaysia is second best in ASEAN for growing businesses

23 Sep 2013

The Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI) 2013 has ranked Malaysia as ASEAN’s second most dynamic country after Singapore.