2013 Q2 results: Planning for growth
The second quarter's Deloitte CFO Survey shows a sharp rise in risk appetite at the top end of the corporate sector and a shift towards expansionary strategies.
2013 Q1 results: Fewer risks, greater optimism
The first quarter's Deloitte CFO Survey shows a sharp fall in uncertainty and rising optimism and risk appetite among UK corporates.
2012 Q4 results: 2013 outlook
CFOs enter 2013 in a more optimistic mood than they entered 2012. The dominant concern for corporates a year ago was that the single currency could break up. Such fears have receded. Better news from the euro area and an end to the UK double dip recession have boosted spirits with CFO optimism up sharply from the lows seen at the end of 2011.
2012 Q3 results: Strategies for uncertainty
CFO optimism has made up some of the record losses sustained in the second quarter as the euro crisis intensified. Spirits seem to have been lifted by the recent promise of more aggressive action from the Federal Reserve to support growth and from the European Central Bank (ECB) to strengthen the single currency.
2012 Q2 results: Confidence triple dips
The second quarter’s Deloitte CFO Survey testifies to the impact of macroeconomic and financial uncertainty on sentiment among Chief Financial Officers and on their business strategies.
2012 Q1 results: Confidence up but corporates remain defensive
The first quarter’s Deloitte CFO Survey indicates a strong improvement in business confidence among the UK’s largest companies although perceptions of uncertainty remain at elevated levels.