- New Grant Thornton International Business Report Reveals a Modest Rise in Business Optimism within Thailand, Though Questions Remain
- 'Grant Thornton Bike Zone' Cycling Team Readies for L'Étape du Tour 2019 in France
- Grant Thornton’s Women in Business 2019 Report: Encouraging Signs in Thailand, Though Equal Representation Remains Elusive
- Economic fundamentals strong as widespread uncertainty fuels global optimism drop
New Grant Thornton International Business Report Reveals a Modest Rise in Business Optimism within Thailand, Though Questions Remain
Bangkok, 20 November 2019 – A cooling global economic cycle, along with increased uncertainty among businesses, are among the major themes of Grant Thornton’s latest International Business Report (IBR). Notably, the level of optimism among global businesses in H1-2019 sits at net 32%, a decline of 7 pp from 39% in H2-2018. This figure represents a further decrease from the optimism score of 57.5% registered in H1-2018, and is the weakest score recorded since 2016.
Bangkok, July 9, 2019 - Following their remarkable victory on 21 October, 2018 at L’Étape Thailand held by Le Tour de France in Phang Nga, members of the Grant Thornton Bike Zone have been invited to compete in L’Étape du Tour in France, the world-renowned amateur cycling event. They are the only invited representatives from Thailand. The race will be held in Albertville in the Southeast of France on 21 July 2019, with 15,000 participants from around the world. Grant Thornton Bike Zone will depart from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Thailand, on July 14, 2019 at 12:05 P.M.
Grant Thornton’s Women in Business 2019 Report: Encouraging Signs in Thailand, Though Equal Representation Remains Elusive
The latest research from Grant Thornton International reveals increasing numbers of women in senior management positions, both globally and across the region. ASEAN in particular has outperformed the global average in several indicators, with 94% of companies across the region now reporting at least one woman in a senior management role, compared to 87% worldwide.
Following a period of heightened optimism and strong economic growth, the outlook for businesses in 2019 is markedly more reserved as the global economic cycle cools and political uncertainty begins to bite.