Invest in the regions to save Auckland from itself
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
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
Global survey findings from Grant Thornton’s latest International Business Report (IBR) reveal that global business optimism is continuing on a positive trajectory.
Grant Thornton celebrates key milestones as global CEO Peter Bodin takes office and global revenues pass USD5 billion as network grows to 50,000 people
Grant Thornton begins a new chapter as Peter Bodin takes office as CEO of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL) and the global headquarters relocate to the iconic ‘Walkie Talkie’ building (20 Fenchurch Street) in London.
NZ business outlook positive amid weakened global profitability expectations
New figures from Grant Thornton’s quarterly International Business Report (IBR) survey of 2,500 companies in 35 countries reveals that nine of the world’s ten largest economies have reduced profitability expectations over the next 12 months.
NZ relationship property report highlights industry and social issues
More efficient resolution of relationship property cases, greater certainty over the status of trusts, and stronger penalties for failing to disclose information are potential areas for relationship property law and practice reform, according to a survey of New Zealand family lawyers.
New National Managing Partner Appointed for Grant Thornton New Zealand
Leading accounting and advisory firm Grant Thornton New Zealand has announced the appointment of Russell Moore as National Managing Partner. Russell replaces Tim Downes from 1 July 2017.
Grant Thornton New Zealand grows its Christchurch presence
Grant Thornton New Zealand, which employs more than 250 people across its offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, has made a number of key appointments to its Christchurch team.
Number of NZ senior business roles held by women growing at a glacial pace
On International Women’s Day, a new report based on Grant Thornton’s annual survey of 5,500 businesses in 36 economies reveals the global proportion of senior business roles held by women has hit a high of 25%.
Number and diversity of cyber-attacks on the rise
New figures from Grant Thornton reveal that extortion and blackmail are more common forms of cyber-attack on businesses than theft of data or intellectual property. This comes as the volume of attacks globally has risen sharply over the last 12 months.