2017 Q2 Belgian CFO survey
Optimistic business sentiment accelerates focus on growth
The global economic environment drives CFO optimism, and several of our surveys key indicators have reached historic values in the second quarter. CFO optimism is at its highest since 2010 while financial and economic uncertainty has further decreased to a new low. The overall positive mood accelerates CFOs focus on expansion.
Corporates expect topline to increase and plan to further grow capital expenditure and headcount. CFOs are above all concerned about the availability of skilled labour to meet growth expectations.