Jay Shaw appointed to IVSC Business Valuation Board
Grant Thornton New Zealand is delighted to announce Jay Shaw’s appointment to the Business Valuation Board of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), the pre-eminent global valuation standards setter for the business valuation profession.
Global survey finds little impact on business from OECD BEPS tax plan
A global survey finds little impact from the OECD Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) programme, as 78% of businesses say they have not changed their approach to taxation, even though more than 80 countries have agreed to adopt at least the minimum elements of the BEPS Action Plan.
NZ export expectations highest recorded in six years
Despite a major dip in export prospects throughout Asia Pacific’s developed economies earlier this year, the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveals that export expectations have now shot up throughout the region from 15% in Q2 2016 to 21% in Q3 2016 – the highest quarterly figure ever recorded.
Global survey finds split in export outlook across Asia Pacific
A global survey by Grant Thornton of 2,500 businesses in 36 economies reveals a marked split in the export expectations of businesses across the Asia Pacific region. A handful of Asia Pacific economies, including New Zealand, actually report radically reduced expectations as concerns over currency volatility and world trade take hold.
NFPs’ funding concerns increase: report
The Not for Profit sector in New Zealand and Australia is now more concerned than ever about funding their operations, according to the latest Grant Thornton Not for Profit sector report.
Over a third of NFPs don’t have a risk management plan in place: report
The latest Grant Thornton Australia and New Zealand Not for Profit sector report has revealed that over a third of organisations surveyed do not have a risk management plan in place.
Board Directors put CEOs in the innovation driver’s seat
This week Grant Thornton New Zealand hosted an interactive innovation workshop for 29 independent directors in association with Appoint Better Boards. The session explored whether or not innovation should be a fixed item on the Board agenda and if Boards and CEOs are well equipped to drive innovation.
Partner appointment: Andrew Castleman, Grant Thornton New Zealand
Grant Thornton has announced the appointment of Andrew Castleman as a Partner in its Operational Advisory practice in Auckland.
Budget 2016: Christchurch progress on shaky ground
When modelling for economic growth it is difficult to compensate for your second largest city suddenly dropping off the balance sheet. Yet that is exactly what happened for New Zealand in 2011 following the second Christchurch earthquake. Importantly, Christchurch wasn’t just an economic hub in its own right, but the gateway to the South Island.
Budget 2016: The secrecy of your tax information
The Government delivered its 2016 Budget with no new tax initiatives, other than reinforcing the positively received SME-friendly tax package from last month, and continuing to signal its commitment to ensuring New Zealand maintains robust international tax rules.