The Deloitte CFO Survey
2012 Q2 results
Uncertainty: 33% of CFOs have a positive outlook for the Swiss economy, 28% a negative outlook and 39% are undecided. Uncertainty is the dominant theme.
Pressure: 63% on margins CFOs expect a decline in operating margins in the next 12 months, while only 6% expect an increase.
Stable domestic market: 63% do not view weaker domestic demand as being a significant risk for their own company. However, 64% view weaker foreign demand as a risk.
Strong Swiss Franc: 65% consider the strength of the Swiss Franc to be a significant risk for their company over the next 12 months.
Euro crisis: 39% have made preparations in case of the exit of a euro member or a breakup of the eurozone.
Strategic uncertainties: 60% of CFOs view strategic uncertainties as the biggest challenge of their job.