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Business optimism hits record high across Asia-Pacific and the world towards 2018

9 Jan 2018

Optimism among business leaders in Asia Pacific has leapt 17pp over the past year to an historic high of 58%. New findings from Grant Thornton’s quarterly business survey of 2,500 businesses in 36 eco...Read More


97% of HSCI Companies had ESG disclosure prior to Key Performance Indicators Upgrade

15 Dec 2017

Grant Thornton Hong Kong Corporate Governance Review 2017 (the “Review Report”) finds that 46% (2015: 41%) of the Hang Seng Composite Index (“HSCI”) companies claimed full compliance with the Corporat...Read More


Annual APAC Business Report Finds Hope for Bright 2018

12 Dec 2017

Grant Thornton’s annual APAC businesses reports reflects a buoyant mood across much of the region as optimism hits a two-year high, driven by improvements from its two biggest economies: China and Jap...Read More


Innovation and Technology are Changing the Hotel Industry

5 Dec 2017

The hotel industry has always been a people-driven business, taking pride in its customer-focussed approach. Hotel leaders need to explore how disruptive and agile competitors influence the market – p...Read More


Listed Companies advised to meet requirements for disclosure about risk management and internal control

11 Jan 2017

Hong Kong – Grant Thornton Hong Kong Corporate Governance Review 2016 (the “Review Report”) finds that 41% of the Hang Seng Composite Index (“HSCI”) companies claimed full compliance with the Corporat...Read More


Global business survey finds split in optimism across Asia-Pacific heading into 2017

3 Jan 2017

Hong Kong – Business leaders across the Asia Pacific region report a split in optimism heading into 2017. The findings, from Grant Thornton’s most recent quarterly global survey of 2,600 businesses in...Read More


Enterprise mobility – a Double Edged Sword?

19 Oct 2016

It would be hard to imagine a chef working without a culinary knife. Different kinds of knives serve different purposes. If used appropriately, these knives can do wonders for their users...Read More


The Hong Kong Budget supports economic diversification and increases tax allowances to benefit majority of the society

24 Feb 2016

Hong Kong – In the Hong Kong Government’s 2016/17 Budget speech today, Financial Secretary John Tsang proposed a number of relief measures amounted to a sum of HK$38.8 billion, to benefit both the cit...Read More


Grant Thornton: Asian Private Equity Funds Face New Challenges of Capital Deployment and Exit

18 Feb 2016

Grant Thornton’s latest Asia Private Equity Review 2015/16 (The “Review”) finds that Asian private equity (“PE”) firms are cautiously optimistic about investment across the region for 2016. It also re...Read More


Only 1% of Hong Kong Listed Companies provided detailed descriptions of their internal control review process

21 Dec 2015

Hong Kong – Grant Thornton Hong Kong Corporate Governance Review 2015 (the “Report”) finds although 34% of the Hang Seng Composite Index (HSCI) companies claimed full compliance with the Hong Kong Cor...Read More


Survey Identifies Ageing Populations as Greatest Threat to Business Growth Prospects in Asia-Pacific

15 Dec 2015

Businesses leaders across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region believe their ageing populations pose the single biggest challenge to their future operations, according to a new report published by Grant Tho...Read More


Grant Thornton: Growing Appetite for M&A in China

28 April 2015

According to the recent Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), China mainland businesses’ appetite for M&A activity continuously grows and the M&A market sets to grow further over the nex...Read More


Mergers and acquisitions: Cultural alignment for successful integration

8 April 2015

Too often companies put together matches look great on paper but are fraught with management and structural problems that end up turning deals into busts. Acquiring companies often underestimate the p...Read More


Good CSR Makes Good Business Sense

21 Aug 2014

A survey of 2,500 businesses in 34 economies finds that businesses are being driven towards more socially and environmentally sustainable practices not simply by brand building or altruism, but becaus...Read More


Moderate optimism among Asia Pacific businesses with rapid export growth expectations

11 July 2014

According to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), optimism for the economic outlook over the next 12 months among Asia Pacific businesses remains moderate at 32%. However, th...Read More


Rising business optimism in Hong Kong encourages business expansions and hiring spurts

26 May 2014

Business optimism in Hong Kong rose sharply in the first quarter of 2014 from the previous quarter, according to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR). In Hong Kong, 48% of bu...Read More


IBR survey highlights significant potential and growth opportunities for outsourcing in Asia

26 May 2014

Fresh insights from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) 2014 show that outsourcing is still maturing in Asia, and offers significant growth opportunities for outsourcing vendors. As...Read More


Hong Kong attracts international capital for its dynamic businesses M&A

23 April 2014

New research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveals that dynamic businesses (43%) – the fastest growing, most agile companies in the survey – are leading way in M&A growth...Read More


Hong Kong lags behind fellow Asian Tigers as a dynamic global economy while China stands out from its BRIC counterparts

5 Dec 2013

Australia has supplanted Singapore at the top of the Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI) 2013, followed by Chile and China. Locally, Hong Kong has been surveyed for the first time and it ranks ...Read More


Private equity firms adapt to a “new road map” for fundraising

5 Dec 2013

Private equity (PE) firms are having to be more flexible in order to maximise their chances of accessing capital. Firms appear to have now accepted new and tighter fee structures with an increasing nu...Read More

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