• SOURCE: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

CEO confidence in the global economy and their own growth prospects



• The global economic recovery continues to be fragile but, with immediate pressures beginning to ease, CEOs are feeling more optimistic and gradually switching from survival mode to growth mode. • The Survey revealed that CEO confidence about the global economy is definitely on the rise. • In fact, 44% of the CEOs believe that the global economy will improve in the next 12 months – that’s more than double from last year. • While only 7% of CEOs, compared with 28% last year, think that things will get worse in the year ahead. • This optimism is also evident in how CEOs view the prospects for their own companies. • Nearly 40% said they are ‘very confident’ their company’s revenues will grow in 2014. That’s up from 36% last year, though still below the 52% in 2007.
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