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Kiwi pragmatism shining light in difficult economic times

20 Dec 2012

New Zealand businesses are looking for the Government to take a series of pragmatic approaches to stimulating the economy rather than interventionist policies according to the Grant Thornton IBR survey.

Grant Thornton reports 10.4% growth rate and record global revenues of $4.2 billion

20 Dec 2012

Grant Thornton today announced record combined global revenues of US$4.2 billion driven by 10.4% growth in US dollars (18.8% in Euros, €3.2 billion) and 13.2% in local currency for the year ended 30 September 2012. Grant Thornton led the six largest global accounting organisations in reported revenue growth for 2012.

NZ companies fail to focus on global expansion

17 Dec 2012

While business leaders in mature economies are looking for international expansion opportunities in higher growth emerging economies, the same cannot be said of New Zealand businesses, according to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR).

Supply-side ‘risks’ putting NZ jobs and profits in jeopardy: research

10 Dec 2012

New Zealand businesses are not properly managing their supply-side risks, jeopardising billions of dollars in revenue and tens of thousands of jobs, according to a report from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, Australasia and accounting firm Grant Thornton New Zealand Ltd.

Court clears way for distribution to HMF investors

05 Dec 2012

The High Court yesterday released its final decision on how returns to Hubbard Management Funds (HMF) investors will be calculated and initial distributions are likely to occur in the first quarter of 2013.

Riding the “E” wave while they sleep

15 Nov 2012

The recent unexpected rise in unemployment statistics together with fiscal forecasts of a growing budget deficit reinforce the problems faced by the New Zealand Government, and those all over the world - how to obtain sufficient revenue to undertake the wide range of services expected by the voting public, and how to generate wealth for its citizens.

HMF statutory managers reject claims by investor group

07 Nov 2012

The unofficial Investor Liaison Group for Hubbard Management Funds (HMF) is misrepresenting the facts of the situation,” say the HMF Statutory Managers.

Aorangi Securities Statutory Managers clarify actions

06 Nov 2012

“The unofficial Investor Liaison Group has failed to understand the situation with Aorangi Securities, despite many meetings with them to answer their questions,” said the Statutory Managers for Aorangi Securities today.

Fringe benefits

23 Oct 2012

The mid-1980s also saw some radical changes to the New Zealand tax landscape, with the introduction of new regimes that, today, feel like they’ve been with us forever. In particular, Goods and Services Tax was introduced, as was Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT).

NZ business confidence weakens slightly but ahead of key markets

23 Oct 2012

Although New Zealand business confidence has dropped 8 percentage points to 34 per cent in the last quarter, it is still well ahead of the global average of 8 per cent and well ahead of several of our leading trading partners, according to the latest research from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR).