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The recent trend of optimism has continued in the latest CFO Survey. The results highlight the global convergence towards positive sentiment, with CFOs believing that the economies of the US and UK have had a considerable impact on boosting business confidence.
Most significantly, this quarter’s CFO Survey marks the first time where the majority of CFOs have expressed a willingness to take more risk onto their balance sheets.
When asked about what they believe to be the fundamentals which need to be in place for sustained growth for their companies, CFOs responded most often with the answer of improved productivity and investment in digital strategy.
|An appetite for growth Q1 2014|
|Ready, steady … Q4 2013|
|Don't worry, be happy: Q3 2013|
|Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water: Q2 2013|
|Partly sunny with a chance of showers: Q1 2013|
|Shifting gears? Q4 2012|
|Proceed with caution: Q3 2012|
|The glass half full but CFOs not ready to drink: Q2 2012|
|Optimism bounces back: Q1 2012|
|CFOs still nervous: Q4 2011|
|Batten down the hatches: Q3 2011|
|Short term caution, long term optimism: Q2 2011|
|A Show of Resilience: Q1 2011|
|Opportunities and challenges: Q4 2010|
|The long haul to recovery?: Q3 2010|
|Confidence is key: Q2 2010|
|Banking on credit: Q1 2010|
|Geared for growth: Q4 2009|
|Cautious optimism: Q3 2009|