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