2007

28/11/2007 Raw material and energy costs are biggest threats to manufacturing businesses
Alex MacBeath, global head of privately held business services, Les Corder from Grant Thornton, Australia and Monish Chatrath from Grant Thornton, India are interviewed to provide unique insight into the environment and globalisation, two of the top concerns for manufacturers.

25/07/2007 Succession - Globally, a third of private businesses to change hands in the next decade
Grant Thornton International Business Report podcast examining business owner’s attitudes towards company lifecycles and divestment and which succession trends are currently being experienced within the privately held market.

05/07/2007 European Business - Grant Thornton predict strong profits ahead for EU businesses
Grant Thornton International Business Report podcast focusing on European business and business owners' expectations for the next 12 months and the likely effects on global markets.

25/06/2007 Constraints - Businesses across the globe most constrained by regulations and red tape
Grant Thornton International Business Report podcast examining business constraints, discussing the challenges to growth experienced by the global business community and how red tape is constraining business owner’s plans for future development.

30/05/2007 Stress - Chinese business leaders are world's most stressed
Grant Thornton International Business Report podcast on business stress levels, examining reasons for the changes in stress levels and what businesses can learn from others to improve working habits.

09/05/2007 Energy and Environment - Emerging markets doing more to manage future energy cost pressures and environmental issues
Grant Thornton International Business Report podcast on environment and energy issues, identifying the attitudes of businesses toward global warming and what action they are taking to limit the effects.

01/05/2007 Emerging markets: next generation - Mexico, Indonesia, Pakistan and Turkey - the emerging markets to watch
Grant Thornton International Business Report podcast on the next generation of emerging economies set to have significant impacts on the world economy.

08/03/2007 Women in business - Four in ten businesses worldwide have no women in senior management
Grant Thornton International Business Report podcast on women in business and the proportion of females in senior management.

08/02/2007 Emerging markets - Businesses capitalising on opportunities in the world's fastest growing economies
The second Grant Thornton International Business Report 2007 podcast, focusing on the four emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, India and China.

10/01/2007 Business optimism/pessimism - Global business confidence up for 2007
A Grant Thornton International podcast on the expectations of private businesses in 2007.