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Lagging digital competitiveness creates bumpy economic transition

14 Jul 2016

Australian businesses risk becoming uncompetitive and irrelevant if action isn’t taken on our global digital competiveness. Announced last week, Australian businesses slipped in competiveness, ranking 18th place according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2016*.

Strong valuation multiples & private equity interest create better conditions ahead

30 Jun 2016

While volatility is no friend to global deal markets, the fallout from Brexit is expected to be short lived, bringing more opportunity to the local market in the long term.

Investor demand for gold climbs further but will Brexit upset the early signs of uptick for junior miners?

28 Jun 2016

As the world awaits the full impact of what lies ahead following the decision of the UK people to leave the European Union, there is one clear winner in the Australian mining sector; gold. However, junior miners focused on other commodities should prepare for even tougher conditions.

Brexit export opportunities & setbacks - agribusiness comes out on top as Australia becomes gate way to Asia

28 Jun 2016

Brexit export opportunities & setbacks - agribusiness comes out on top as Australia becomes gate way to Asia

Brexit signals opportunity for Australian Fintech’s and trouble for Britain’s Fintech community

25 Jun 2016

Could this be a step back for Britain’s thriving Fintech community, while the Australian sector enjoys new opportunities created?

11 new partners boost Grant Thornton’s leadership

23 Jun 2016

Grant Thornton kicks off the new financial year by welcoming 11 new partners, two new principals and 24 associate directors to its leadership group, as it continues its drive to be the leading growth advisor to mid-size business.

Brad Savage joins Grant Thornton, marking 8th lateral partner hire this financial year

01 Jun 2016

Grant Thornton Australia welcomes Brad Savage to the firm’s partner group in Private Advisory, marking the eighth lateral partner hire for the firm this financial year as it continues to bolster its services to meet the growth needs of Australian mid-size businesses.

Level playing field for local retailers as Government announced low value import threshold to be abolished

04 May 2016

Following a surge in sales of goods from overseas based online retailers the Federal government has announced changes to the low-value import threshold for goods being imported into Australia in the 2016 Budget by extending GST to all imported goods from 1 July 2017. This measure is welcomed news for local retailers as the playing field is levelled for mid-sized businesses competing against foreign players not caught by Australia’s GST net.

"Public Sector Productivity” – no longer an oxymoron

04 May 2016

The government’s announcement of a $500 million public sector productivity fund is welcomed, albeit long overdue. Whilst the government still believes the public service needs to be smaller, it acknowledges that simply slashing staffing levels will no longer deliver an agile public sector equipped to meet the demand for faster, simpler and more efficient service delivery.

Mid-size businesses recognised and supported in 2016-17 Federal Budget

04 May 2016

Tonight’s Federal Budget is a step in the right direction to recognise and support growth for Australia’s 54,000 mid-size businesses. But there is opportunity for more to be done to ensure the engine room of Australia’s economy is supported to succeed in innovation and access new markets; in turn supporting the Government’s economic plan for growth and jobs.