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OECD BEPS project faces uphill battle in reducing business scepticism on intergovernmental tax action

15 Dec 2014

Businesses want greater guidance on acceptable tax planning. Two global business surveys conducted by Grant Thornton finds businesses sceptical about the success of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) BEPS Project on intergovernmental action on tax and wanting greater clarity as to what is acceptable and unacceptable tax planning - even if this provided less opportunity to reduce tax liabilities across borders.

Global private equity report 2014/15

24 Nov 2014

In the post global financial crisis phase, the question being asked more than ever is: how can private equity deliver its value-added promises?  The fourth edition of the Grant Thornton Private Equity Report, an annual survey of 175 senior industry practitioners around the globe, finds a new focus on returns rather than entry multiples; secondary buyouts increasing in importance; and thirdly the significance of management in delivering the new plan. 

Mining M&A expected to double as market elements align

05 Nov 2014

According to a new Grant Thornton report, the mining sector will herald a new era in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as a near perfect alignment of factors takes place. Following a slow period for transactions, in which last year’s deal volumes failed to breach the $90bn mark , Grant Thornton’s research and analysis suggests that a fertile environment will next year lead to a doubling in the value of M&A in the mining sector compared to 2013

New Grant Thornton firm in Belize

31 Oct 2014

Grant Thornton, one of the world's leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms, today announced a new member firm in Belize, effective 30 September.

Business confidence slides in Germany

15 Oct 2014

New research shows that the economic balance of the eurozone is undergoing significant change as German business confidence took a sharp nosedive in the last quarter, threatening to drag the world’s biggest trading block downwards.

Growing business focus on sustainability in emerging markets

01 Oct 2014

With momentum building towards the UN Climate Change Conference in Peru, new figures from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR), a survey of 2,500 companies in 34 economies, reveal that businesses leaders in emerging markets are more focused on the sustainability of their operations compared with peers in developed markets.

Businesses calling for global agreement on tax planning and updated tax rules for a modern, digital economy

15 Sep 2014

As the OECD prepares to deliver the first phase of its BEPS action plan in Australia this week, the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), a survey of 2,500 senior executives in 34 economies, finds the majority of businesses calling for more transparency on acceptable planning, updated tax rules for a modern, digital economy and the harmonisation of global corporation tax rates.

Good CSR makes good business sense

13 Aug 2014

A survey of 2,500 businesses in 34 economies finds that businesses are being driven towards more socially and environmentally sustainable practices not simply by brand building or altruism, but because it makes good financial sense. The research, from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR) also shows that an increasing number of companies report on sustainability while a majority now view integrated reporting as best practice.

Listings and mergers boost tech sector growth prospect

12 Aug 2014

New figures from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveal the highest levels of confidence ever recorded among the global technology community. Expectations for greater profitability and employment are also rising.

Tax reduction off the menu in Nordic businesses

21 Jul 2014

New figures from Grant Thornton reveal a striking split in the approach to tax planning between businesses in the Nordic region and those elsewhere around the world – particularly in comparison to southern Europe