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Grant Thornton: welcomes GMA

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Grant Thornton LLP announced today that GMA LLP joined the firm effective April 1, 2013.

Located about 30 km northwest of Mississauga, the GMA team of 31 professionals, including three partners and one principal, has been supporting business and providing assurance, tax and [...]


Grant Thornton: Private equity firms go global

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

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Private equity firms around the world are bracing for tough conditions for both fundraising and deal-making, according to Grant Thornton International Ltd’s Global Private Equity Report. Now in its second year, the report is the result of 143 in-depth interviews with senior [...]


Grant Thornton: Highlight on fraud in construction

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Grant Thornton Study

  A global study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) ranked real estate and construction fraud as the second and third most costly frauds in terms of median loss, and estimated that the average loss was a startling $628,500. i Despite media headlines and stereotypes, construction companies are [...]


Grant Thornton: End-of-year tax tips

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Nobody likes to pay too much tax, but a bit of planning may still be able to reduce your tax liability this year. “It’s not too late to change what will go on your 2012 tax return when tax season rolls around,” says Gary Dent, National Leader of Tax, Grant Thornton LLP.


Grant Thornton: Most Canadian businesses would not locate to another country

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Grant Thornton Report

Recently, Canadian Finance Minister, the Honourable James M. Flaherty, presented his ninth budget, the second budget of the Conservative majority government. In this uncertain environment, the government’s focus is clear: jobs and the economy. Economic Action Plan 2013 builds on the foundation laid last year with measures to create jobs, [...]


Grant Thornton: Optimism for Canadian manufacturing

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New Grant Thornton research indicates a positive outlook for the Canadian manufacturing sector in 2013—including business leaders’ expectations of increased revenue growth, profits, orders, as well as plans to invest for growth.

Another recently-published Grant Thornton International report, 2013 Global Business Outlook, shows general Canadian business optimism in tenth place1 in the global “business optimism league tables” with a balance2 [...]


Grant Thornton: Sheds light on fraud in construction

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Grant Thornton Report

A global study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) ranked real estate and construction fraud as the second and third most costly frauds in terms of median loss, and estimated that the average loss was a startling $628,500.  Despite media headlines and stereotypes, construction companies are often the victims [...]


Grant Thornton: Mining business leaders remain optimistic

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

According to Turning high risk into high potential: Grant Thornton International Mining Report 2013, which provides insights and perspectives of executives in today’s mining industry, today’s mining executives face many challenges beyond their control—sluggish economies, risk-averse investors, a dearth of equity financing, rising input costs, increasing regulatory burdens, labour disputes, title disputes, wavering [...]


Grant Thornton: International Mining Report

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Despite  challenges mining executives remain optimistic about their business prospects according to Turning high risk into high potential: Grant Thornton International Mining Report 2013, which provides insights and perspectives of executives in today’s mining industry.

The Grant Thornton International Mining Report offers industry insight into the difficulties facing mining companies today and [...]


Grant Thornton: Mining Report

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Grant Thornton Report

Mining executives remain optimistic about their business prospects according to Turning high risk into high potential: Grant Thornton International Mining Report 2013, which provides insights and perspectives of executives in today’s mining industry. The Grant Thornton International Mining Report offers industry insight into the difficulties facing mining companies today and [...]


Grant Thornton: Positive business outlook for manufacturing sector

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com        

The Canadian manufacturing sector is confident the coming year will be a good one, according to the recently released 2013 Business Outlook Survey by Grant Thornton LLP and PLANT Magazine.

Manufacturing’s share of economic activity may have contracted over the last decade, but it still accounts for a hefty 13% or [...]


Grant Thornton: Canadian Manufacturing Optimism

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

  Fourth quarter Canadian results from The Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) indicate that across all sectors, profitability expectations jumped by 6% (from 41% to 47%), and investment in plant and machinery also rose 6% (from 36% to 42%). This research indicates a positive outlook for the Canadian manufacturing sector in [...]


Grant Thornton: Skills shortage epidemic

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4com

New research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) shows that businesses around the world are reporting a skills shortage epidemic that is weighing on growth prospects.

Paul Raleigh, Global leader of growth at Grant Thornton International, said: “With unemployment running so high in many mature economies, it is somewhat ironic that business leaders [...]


Grant Thornton :Jonathan Geldart International Advisor on Brands

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

The marketing communications at Grant Thornton, Jonathan Geldart, has been appointed the role of international advisor on brands.  This is an external advisory role and Jonathan will also continue in his role at Grant Thornton International Ltd. The Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA), the Beijing-based accounting body with oversight responsibility for accountants [...]


Grant Thornton: Wage growth cooling in emerging economies

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) provides further evidence of emerging market businesses taking steps to maintain the competitive advantage they have traditionally held over peers in mature economies.  Ed Nusbaum, CEO of Grant Thornton International reports:

“Businesses in emerging economies now seem to be rebalancing. Wages have rocketed in these economies [...]