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The CFO Survey Q3 2014

Looking beyond the clouds

The CFO Survey Q3 2014

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After almost a year of strong confidence, CFO optimism has dipped slightly for the second quarter in a row. The latest CFO Survey indicates that Federal Government uncertainty over the Budget’s stalled passage through the Senate and weaker commodity prices, combined with lower than expected growth rates in China, have all had a negative impact on business confidence.

Intriguingly, while this quarter’s results show clouds of uncertainty, continuing low interest rates, improvements in the US economy and a falling Australian dollar have helped offset some negatives, with views on underlying business metrics for the medium-term remaining strong.

When asked about the Senate negotiations related to the Budget, only a third said it was influencing their investment plans and 65% shared the view that it had no impact at all, signifying that CFOs are generally unperturbed by the prevailing conditions and remain focused on growth.

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Previous reports

Download the full report Momentum hits a speed bump Q2 2014
Download the full report An appetite for growth Q1 2014
Download the full report Ready, steady … Q4 2013
Download the full report Don't worry, be happy: Q3 2013
Download the full report Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water: Q2 2013
Download the full report Partly sunny with a chance of showers: Q1 2013
Download the full report Shifting gears? Q4 2012
Download the full report Proceed with caution: Q3 2012
Download the full report The glass half full but CFOs not ready to drink: Q2 2012
Download the full report Optimism bounces back: Q1 2012
Download the full report CFOs still nervous: Q4 2011
Download the full report Batten down the hatches: Q3 2011
Download the full report Short term caution, long term optimism: Q2 2011
Download the full report A Show of Resilience: Q1 2011
Download the full report Opportunities and challenges: Q4 2010
Download the full report The long haul to recovery?: Q3 2010
Download the full report Confidence is key: Q2 2010
Download the full report Banking on credit: Q1 2010
Download the full report Geared for growth: Q4 2009
Download the full report Cautious optimism: Q3 2009

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