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NZ economic uncertainty soars, business optimism dips: international business report

22 Jan 2019

Following a period of heightened optimism and strong economic growth, the outlook for businesses internationally in 2019 is declining as the global economic cycle cools and political uncertainty sets in, according to research from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR).

Grant Thornton New Zealand announces new senior appointments

22 Jan 2019

Grant Thornton New Zealand is delighted to announce several senior appointments within the firm.

Strategic investment drives strong growth for Grant Thornton

15 Jan 2019

Grant Thornton International Ltd said today a deliberate focus on key strategic growth markets has led to record combined global revenues of USD5.45 billion for the financial year ended 30 September 2018, driven by broad-based growth of 9.4% across the network. This is the network’s highest rate of growth in six years.

Education Provider in Interim Liquidation

20 Dec 2018

Taratahi was yesterday placed in Interim Liquidation, at the request of its Board of Trustees, by the High Court.

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.