Companies are increasingly focused on high-quality strategic transactions, with less time spent on investigating peripheral opportunities, according to our International Business Report (IBR), a survey of 5,000+ business leaders in 35 economies.
Launched at the International Hotel Investment Forum in Berlin (2 March 2015), the report, Hotels 2020: Welcoming Tomorrow’s Guests, highlights the changing nature of hotels and their guests. This is in part due to the increasing spending power of millennials, digital natives looking for local, authentic experiences when travelling.
The Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) is the leading mid-market business survey in the world, interviewing approximately 3,300 senior executives every quarter in listed and privately-held businesses all over the world. The data in this report are drawn from interviews with CEOs, managing directors, chairmen and other senior decision-makers from all industry sectors in mid-market businesses, defined in Thailand as those with 20-599 employees.
This report draws on over 10,000 interviews with business leaders as well as economic forecast data to better understand the growth opportunities and challenges facing dynamic companies over the next 12 months.
The IFRS Team has released an updated version of its publication ‘Navigating the changes to International Financial Reporting Standards: a briefing for Chief Financial Officers’. The publication is designed to give Chief Financial Officers a high-level awareness of recent changes that will affect companies’ future financial reporting. It covers both new Standards and Interpretations that have been issued and amendments made to existing ones.
Growing food and beverage (F&B) companies are not constrained by geographical boundaries. They chase profits and revenues around the world, wherever market-entry risks are manageable. But even when all signals point to going global, F&B executives are faced with an array of challenges.Geopolitical uncertainty; distribution and logistical limitations for perishable goods; varying food safety regulations; and a tireless battle for shelf space, all impact companies.
Thailand is a nation in Southeast Asia of approximately 68m people, making it the 20th most populous in the world. In 2013, the total output of the economy was USD401m, around half the size of Indonesia but a third bigger than Malaysia, and the 28th largest in the world. Drawing on data and insight from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), this short report considers the outlook for the economy, including the expectations of 200 business leaders interviewed in Thailand and more than 12,500 globally, over the past 12 months.