India loses top rank in optimism index

Optimism level among businesses
globally has increased and as many as 70 per cent of the
companies surveyed in India are bullish about the future, says
global consultancy firm Grant Thornton.

‘Private equity, venture capital investments to be robust in ’10’

Private equity and venture capital investments are likely to witness significantly higher levels of deal closures, both in terms of deal value and volume, from early this year on.

Most US firms plan to reduce bonus component: Grant Thornton

Most of the companies in the US
are still practising cost-cutting measures and more than half
of the firms are in favour of reducing the bonus component of
their employees, says a survey.