The second edition of our ‘Future of Europe’ series draws both on data from leading economic forecasting houses and on 3,100 interviews conducted with senior executives from in and around Europe. The report deals with three distinct aspects of the ongoing sovereign debt crisis: the stagnation of Europe’s economies, the closer integration suggested as a means to mitigating uncertainty and what this means for the future expansion of Europe.
26 November 2013
CSR reporting on the rise as businesses begin to push for further integration with financial reporting
The number of businesses reporting on CSR and sustainability continues to rise, with more firms now in support of integrating CSR information into their financial reports.
6 November 2013
UK and US drive ‘U-turn’ in global business growth prospects
With with many emerging economies slowing, it is now the UK and US driving global business growth prospects.
5 September 2013
Businesses look to domestic customers as export hopes falter
Despite businesses across the globe feeling positive about revenue expectations for the next 12 months, expectations over the amount they will export are falling.
13 August 2013
Few businesses see need for new global revenue recognition standards
As the release of final global revenue recognition changes looms, only minority of businesses believe the changes are necessary. Most have taken the opinion that the lastest proposals will only lead to increased cost and complexity in future.
11 July 2013
Fortunes reversed in superpower business sentiment
While US businesses are feeling more confident about growth in their operations and the economy, optimism amongst peers in China has slumped to the lowest level in Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) history.