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Ebert creditors vote to change liquidators

13 Nov 2018

Today, Ebert Construction’s creditors voted to replace Grant Thornton New Zealand as liquidator for the construction company, and have appointed BDO in their place.

Lack of investment biggest threat to global economy, NZ ahead of the curve

29 Aug 2018

According to Grant Thornton International’s latest International Business Report (IBR) survey, New Zealand business leaders are becoming less confident about the economic outlook with optimism falling from 76% in Q1 2018 to 60% last quarter. This is consistent with the global average which has fallen from an all-time high of 61% in Q1 to 54% in Q2.

Anxiety over available workforce threatens NZ business optimism

13 Jul 2018

New Zealand’s optimistic business outlook is under threat by a potential shortage of skilled workers.

Budget 2018: Is a camel a horse designed by committee?

24 May 2018

The compromises of the Labour-led government’s first budget was a sign of the consultation required in a coalition, says Grant Thornton’s Greg Thompson.

Budget 18 is stuck in the present. We need investment in innovation for the future

17 May 2018

The Budget’s R&D spend looks less than futuristic, says Grant Thornton’s Greg Thompson.

How Budget ’18 could skirt the ‘no new taxes’ promise

15 May 2018

Budget 2018: If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s probably a tax, says Grant Thornton’s Dan Lowe.

Government’s health budget must look to the future of care

08 May 2018

The health sector needs significant investment, but where is that money going to come from? In our series analysing Budget 2018, Grant Thornton’s Pam Newlove says the government needs to look to the private sector.

Invest in the regions to save Auckland from itself

01 May 2018

What might the 2018 Budget deliver on regional economic development, and how will it intersect with our largest city? In the first piece in a series analysing Budget 2018, Grant Thornton’s Murray Brewer casts his eye over the options and opportunities.

Proportion of women in NZ senior leadership roles has hit rock bottom

08 Mar 2018

Whilst businesses globally have taken one step forward and one step back on women in leadership, New Zealand has taken two firm steps back.

Word of warning for NZ businesses amid rise in international optimism: global survey

07 Mar 2018

Global survey findings from Grant Thornton’s latest International Business Report (IBR) reveal that global business optimism is continuing on a positive trajectory.