Q2 2012 Global CFO Signals
What a difference a quarter makes. If it looked like CFOs globally shook some of their gloom in the first quarter of 2012, that may have been an illusion. Pessimism is back again — in force. In fact, CFO optimism has decreased markedly in the majority of countries that track this sentiment since their last surveys.
To find out how these CFOs are reacting to the current environment, read the Global CFO Signals 2Q12 survey results (PDF located at the top of the page). This edition highlights second quarter 2012 survey results from 11 participating geographies.
Australia: The glass half full?
Austria: Rejoiced too soon?
Belgium: Corporations turn defensive
India: Balancing act
Ireland: Growing uneasy
Middle East: Regional tensions rife
Netherlands: Raring to go….or not?
North America: Playing defense again
Spain: New delays on recovery
Switzerland: Uncertainty dominates
United Kingdom: Confidence triple dips