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Diverse boards in India, UK and US outperform male-only peers by US$655bn

30 Sep 2015

Diverse boards in India, UK and US outperform male-only peers by US$655bn. Companies with diverse executive boards outperform peers run by all-male boards according to new research from Grant Thornton. The study, which covers listed companies in India, UK and US, estimates the opportunity cost for companies with male-only executive boards (in terms of lower returns on assets) at a staggering US$655 billion in 2014.

China ranks 14th in Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index 2015

22 Sep 2015

China ranks 14th in Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index 2015

Robust financing environment key driver for investment in Mexico

16 Sep 2015

Robust financing environment key driver for investment in Mexico. An improving financing environment have helped to boost Mexico’s ranking in the Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI) which ranks the business growth environments of 60 leading economies. Overall, the country ranks 37, third in Latin America and ahead of Brazil (rank 42), while business leaders are keen to stress low labour costs as a key location driver.

Strong financing environment confirms attractiveness of Brazil, says global business growth environment index

16 Sep 2015

Strong financing environment confirms attractiveness of Brazil, says global business growth environment index. A robust financing environment is a key draw for doing business in Brazil, according to the Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI) which ranks the business growth environments of 60 leading economies. Brazil ranks 42 overall, ahead of Argentina (58) and Venezuela (59), but behind Uruguay (29) and Mexico (37). 

Singapore ranks 1st in the world in Grant Thornton’s Global Dynamism Index

16 Sep 2015

Singapore ranks 1st in the world in Grant Thornton’s Global Dynamism Index. Grant Thornton has released the 2015 edition of its Global Dynamism Index.  The Index, based on data collected by the Economist Intelligence Unit, ranks the business growth environments of 60 leading economies.

Economic growth and strong workforce boost Indonesia’s position in global business growth environment index

16 Sep 2015

A rapidly growing economy and a strong labour force have strengthened Indonesia’s ranking in the Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI) which ranks the business growth environments of 60 leading economies. The country ranks 40 overall although this masks significant disparities between indicator areas highlighting key strength and weaknesses.

Russia offers good technology and an improving financing says global business growth index

16 Sep 2015

Russia offers good  technology and an improving financing says global business growth index. New research reveals an improved financing environment alongside strong science and technology infrastructure can still help to attract dynamic businesses to Russia despite a low ranking in the Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI). 

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.

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.

Technology investment and a strong financing environment boost France’s ranking in global business growth environment index

16 Sep 2015

Technology investment and a strong financing environment boost France’s ranking in global business growth environment index. A strong technology infrastructure and financing environment have helped to boost France’s ranking in the Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI) which ranks the business growth environments of 60 leading economies. The country ranks 23= overall, although this masks significant variation in national strengths.