Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR) finds that global optimism in the economic outlook has reached an all-time high at net 61% [i] in Q1 2018, underpinned by a broad-based economic recovery. With economic fundamentals at their strongest since the financial crisis, the message to businesses is to act now to identify opportunities for investment.

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