Q1 2012 Global CFO Signals
Reasons to believe?
Things are looking up all over. Well almost. In the first quarter of 2012, many CFOs globally seem to have shaken much of the gloom displayed at the end of last year and seem poised to pursue that growth that has eluded them for several quarters. In fact, in this issue, CFO optimism has improved in the majority of countries that measure that sentiment since their last surveys.
To find out how these CFOs are reacting to the current environment, read the Global CFO Signals 1Q12 survey results (PDF located at the top of the page). This edition highlights first quarter 2012 survey results from 23 participating geographies.
Argentina: Staying cautious
Australia: Bouncing back
Austria: “It goes up again...”
Belgium: Anxieties ease; risks remain
China: It’s all about growth
Croatia: No time to take risk?
Czech Republic: In a hybrid market
Denmark: Reality or illusion?
Finland: Rebuilding confidence
Germany: Cautiously positive outlook
Hungary: Fighting off recession
India: Bracing for the journey ahead
Ireland: CFO optimism on the rise
Netherlands: Optimism amid uncertainty
North America: Positive, but growth-challenged
Norway: Optimism on its way back
Poland: Climate for investment?
Romania: Keeping on the safe side
Slovakia: Cut, minimize, grow
South Africa: Balancing act
Sweden: Signs of optimism emerge
Switzerland: The first green shoots?
United Kingdom: Confident, but defensive