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NZ business culture to blame for flatline productivity

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 1:49 pm | Grant Thornton

Despite people working longer hours, New Zealand is facing a serious productivity problem, which Paul Kane, Partner,Privately Held Business at Grant Thornton New Zealand attributes to a laid back business culture in this country. More >>

Free trade agreement a priority as NZ joins Security Council

Friday, 17 October 2014, 3:56 pm | Grant Thornton

New Zealand’s successful bid for a seat on the UN Security Council will be welcomed by the business sector, which has identified more free trade agreements (FTAs) as a priority for the Government in a survey conducted by Grant Thornton New Zealand. More >>

NZ’s tax system second most competitive in the world

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 11:35 am | Grant Thornton

Findings that New Zealand’s tax system is the second most competitive of all 34 OECD countries reflect changes that should be promoted more internationally, says Greg Thompson, Partner and National Director, Tax at Grant Thornton New Zealand. More >>

Take off the blinkers: Sustainability and Raw Materials

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 5:05 pm | Grant Thornton

The latest Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) survey reveals that New Zealand businesses are among the least concerned in the world about future access to raw materials. This begs the question as to whether there is a need for businesses ... More >>

Road block for economic and social recovery in Northland

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 12:25 pm | Grant Thornton

In a just released whitepaper, Paul Kane, Partner, Privately Held Business at Grant Thornton New Zealand says that better roads between Auckland and Whangarei are critical for the Northland region to address its economic and social issues. More >>

Aorangi Statutory Management concluded

Monday, 22 September 2014, 12:08 pm | Grant Thornton

Aorangi Statutory Management concluded – investors to receive 99 cents in the dollar back Investors of Aorangi Securities Ltd (“Aorangi”) have now received 99.037 cents in the dollar, amounting to a total payment of around $101 million, the Grant ... More >>

Has household income inequality really changed?

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2:16 pm | Grant Thornton

Peter Sherwin, Partner, Privately Held Business at Grant Thornton New Zealand, looks at New Zealand household incomes, the numbers of ‘poor households’ and how things have changed in this country over the last 20 years in light of a myriad of statements ... More >>

Government move on compliance leaves many businesses exposed

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 10:59 am | Grant Thornton

Government moves to lower the costs of compliance for small to medium sized businesses come with a two edged sword. They remove the requirement for an estimated 98 per cent of New Zealand businesses to prepare general purpose financial statements, but ... More >>

Why strategy and measuring social media are co-dependent

Friday, 8 August 2014, 9:37 am | Grant Thornton

Brent Kennerley, Head of Not for Profit at Grant Thornton New Zealand, explains why charities have to link their social media metrics to strategic objectives – and the tools you can trust. More >>

Businesses sceptical about intergovernmental action on tax

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:58 am | Grant Thornton

Only 26% of New Zealand business leaders believe the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan is likely to be successful, according to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report survey. More >>

New Zealand SMEs want longer term, fewer politicians

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:16 am | Grant Thornton

A longer parliamentary term and fewer members of Parliament are two key changes that New Zealand business owners would like to see, according to the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR). The survey showed that 70% of participants wanted ... More >>

NFPs must incorporate social media strategy at board level

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 1:05 pm | Grant Thornton

While many Not for Profit organisations (NFPs) consider social media to be an important channel to deliver their communications and fundraising goals, few incorporate social media as a core strategy to capitalise on interactive opportunity to engage with ... More >>

Grant Thornton New Zealand appoints new partner

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 11:05 am | Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton New Zealand is pleased in announce Michael Worth has been appointed as Partner in the operational advisory division of the firm. More >>

NZ business comfortable with outsourcing compared to abroad

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 1:14 pm | Grant Thornton

While many overseas companies are hesitant to outsource work, the majority of New Zealand businesses are happy to embrace the concept, according to new research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR). More >>

South Island bosses more generous

Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 9:30 am | Grant Thornton

South Island bosses are both more optimistic and more generous than their North Island counterparts, according to the latest Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR). More >>

More “under new management” signs in NZ over next two years

Friday, 11 April 2014, 4:11 pm | Grant Thornton

More businesses in New Zealand than any other country in the world, apart from Finland, are anticipating a change of ownership in the next two years. The latest Grant Thornton International Business Report, which surveys 12,500 business leaders in 45 economies, ... More >>

Exporters need transfer pricing clarity

Monday, 17 March 2014, 1:52 pm | Grant Thornton

The benefits of the New Zealand Government’s desire to push export led growth, as part of its overall economic strategy, could be stymied by a lack of clarity over proposed cross-border tax changes. More >>

Energy costs sit low on the radar of NZ businesses

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 10:41 am | Grant Thornton

Rising energy costs sit low on the radar of New Zealand businesses, according to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report survey of 3500 business leaders. The survey showed that only 10% of New Zealand businesses expect rising energy costs ... More >>

Student Loan Bill good reason for expats to be proactive

Monday, 10 March 2014, 2:01 pm | Grant Thornton

Pam Newlove, Partner, Privately Held Business and Chair at Grant Thornton New Zealand, looks at the ramifications of the Bill passed that empowers the IRD to obtain a warrant to prosecute people at the border with student loans in arrears. More >>

Glass ceiling gets thicker for NZ business women

Friday, 7 March 2014, 10:55 am | Grant Thornton

The glass ceiling that women must push through to gain board or senior management roles in New Zealand businesses appears to be getting thicker and more difficult to penetrate, according to the latest research from Grant Thornton. More >>

 

 

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