Gauging corporate sentiment in Asia
With continued uncertainty over economic management in Europe still causing nervousness across the world, the aim of this survey was to gauge how worried are companies in the Asia-Pacific region about the potential impact of a crisis in the Eurozone and a global recession?
Deloitte commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit to conduct a survey in February 2012 of 806 senior executives in the Asia-Pacific region.
We asked many pertinent questions including how does this affect their investment plans for the coming year? What operational, financial, human-resource, and technology issues are troubling Asia's corporate leaders in 2012?
Of the total respondents, 44 percent are either board members or C-level executives, and 49 percent come from companies with annual revenues in excess of US$1 billion. Some 71 percent come from companies headquartered in the Asia-Pacific, while 15 percent are from North American companies and 13 percent from Western European ones.
A survey of this complexity offers a wealth of data, but for reasons of digestibility and space, the findings below are limited to the top-line conclusions, broken down by broad industry categories and geographies.