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2014 Outlook: Driving Business Growth in a Complicated and Uncertain Economy - Dbriefs Poll Responses


With the start of a new year, businesses still face uncertainty and economic complexity as they consider strategies for growth. What is the current forecast in this increasingly complex environment? 

During the Transactions and Business Events Dbriefs, “2014 Outlook: Driving Business Growth in a Complicated and Uncertain Economy," held on January 23, 2014, David Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, and Ira Kalish, Chief Global Economist, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, discussed:

  • Evolving monetary and fiscal policies and the underlying health of the U.S. economy.
  • Emerging trends in social and mobile, including the changing landscape and related risks, and their impact on transactions and business events.
  • Outlook for transactions activity and factors impacting key industries, including economic issues, market competitiveness, and regulatory concerns.

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Poll results

Attendees of the live webcast on January 23 responded to the following poll questions. 

Do you expect the U.S. economy to continue improving during the first half of 2014?

If your organization is contemplating an M&A transaction, in which market will it most likely be?

Do you expect U.S. regulatory enforcement of anti-fraud legislation to change in 2014, compared to 2013?

If you expect an increase in U.S. regulatory enforcement in 2014, which activity will regulators focus on most?

If your company faces a U.S. federal regulator's inquiry in 2014, will performance be affected?

The statements in this report reflect our analysis of survey respondents’ responses and are not intended to reflect facts or opinions of any other entities.  All survey data, charts and statistics referenced and presented, as well as the representations made and opinions expressed, unless specifically described otherwise, pertain only to the participating organizations and their responses to the Deloitte survey.

This publication contains general information only and is based on the experience and research of Deloitte practitioners.  Deloitte is not, by means of this publication, rendering accounting, business, financial, investment, legal, tax or other professional advice or services.  This publication is not a substitute for such professional advice or services, nor should it be used as a basis for any decision or action that may affect your business.  Before making any decision or taking any action that may affect your business, you should consult a qualified professional advisor.  Deloitte, its affiliates, and related entities shall not be responsible for any loss sustained by any person who relies on this publication.

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