UAE-based conglomerate Al Habtoor Group has appointed Grant Thornton, a global advisor to owner-managed businesses, to conduct an independent professional valuation of the Group ahead of its proposed Initial Public Offering (IPO).
78 per cent of UAE businesses are optimistic about the country's economy in 2011 on balance, as opposed to a global average of 23 per cent, according to a new survey.
This figure places the UAE as the joint fourth most optimistic count
Grant Thornton, a leading business and financial advisory firm, has launched the Grant Thornton Middle East Advisory Services practice.
Based in the Dubai International Financial Centre, this joint venture, supported by Grant Thornton memb