20 November 2014
FTA fast tracks Australia’s mid-size sector
Mid-sized businesses are set to emerge the big winners of the FTA with China. New markets opening up in education, hospitality, aged care, services and agricultural produce, are dominated by mid-sized businesses known for their agility, adaptability and capacity to build long-term trusted relationships, so critical for Chinese trade.
19 November 2014
Property developers substantiate claims to abolish stamp duty
Tax reform is on the agenda and the property industry has spoken on key issues crippling growth across the sector and what they want to see from tax reform, according to the latest Real Estate & Construction industry insights report from Grant Thornton.
17 November 2014
Are our food & agri producers best positioned to take advantage of the FTA with China?
Australia’s beef, dairy and wine producers have emerged clear winners with Australia and China today signing a historic free trade agreement.
17 November 2014
Manufacturers to increase relevance in China’s supply chain
The Australian manufacturing industry should turn its focus to its role in supporting Chinese investment and how it can become a pivotal part of China’s supply chain ahead of the outcome of the Free Trade Agreement with China to be signed this afternoon.
17 November 2014
Everyone’s a winner as coal tariffs set to be removed
As Australian coal exporters await the possibility of tariff removals in the Free Trade Agreement with China this afternoon, Grant Thornton Energy & Resources Partner, Brock Mackenzie thinks the proposed agreement is not only a win for local exporters, but also the broader Chinese economy.
12 November 2014
Mid-size businesses pay the price on profit shifting
While global leaders are firmly focused on reigning in tax planning activities of the large multi-nationals, the ATO has today played its part to curb the profit shifting, announcing a new ruling that will adversely impact our mid-sized enterprises that are innovating and growing internationally.
11 November 2014
Growth sectors driving confidence in Australia's deals market
Conditions are improving as growth sectors drive market confidence, signalling now is the prime time to plan for acquisitions or selling a business as the market finally recovers, according to the latest findings in the Grant Thornton Dealtracker 2014.
16 October 2014
Australia outranks global peers in sustainable practices
Australia outranks its global peers in recognising the cost benefits of sustainable practices making positive impacts to long term growth strategies, according to Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR).
14 October 2014
Aussie business gains helping hand to compete & grow
Announced today, the Federal Government proposes new rules that will significantly improve Australia’s global competitiveness to secure top talent for industries developing big ideas.
29 September 2014
First glimmers of hope emerge from dire conditions for junior miners
Junior miners with advanced projects are cautiously optimistic, as investor interest slowly returns to the sector after another extremely tough year, according to the 2014 Grant Thornton JUMEX Report.
3 September 2014
Professional practices face new risk assessment on profits
Professional practices need to take a closer look at the way its practitioners are remunerated as the ATO released additional guidelines to professional practices, which it will use to determine the practices likelihood for audit selection.
1 September 2014
Australian innovators seek even playing field in attempt to reverse the brain drain
Australian innovators could be set to gain an advantage that will harness the right talent and facilitate growth within the local ICT sector as the Federal Government considers easing the rules on employee share schemes, aiding in a reversal of Australia’s brain drain.
17 August 2014
Private equity firms shopping for Australian retail growth
Australian mid-size retailers with fully integrated service models are emerging as attractive investment opportunities for private equity firms. Private equity is becoming the perfect partnership for mid-size retailers looking for strategic support, and access to capital to execute growth plans.
16 July 2014
Pioneer charities reap rewards of social media governance
Charities require a significant increase of board level understanding of social media, in order to govern the opportunities and risks, and achieve the best outcome for charity funding and strategic goals.
18 June 2014
Food & beverage sector relishes ripe acquisition opportunities
Now is the time for mid-sized food and beverage businesses to formulate growth plans or exit strategies, in order to maximise the benefit of the increasing number of acquisition and divestment opportunities available in the sector.