2012 Q4 Global CFO Signals
Waiting to exhale
To say that 2012 was a difficult year for CFOs around the globe was an understatement. Given the political uncertainties in the United States, the currency crisis in Europe, the slowdown in China, and various regulatory hurdles, CFOs had little clarity into the future or comfort level for investment.
Judging from the results of the latest Global CFO Signals, however, Q4 of 2012 may have marked a turning point. But, will 2013 be the year CFOs finally signal strong optimism about their companies’– and their countries’– prospects?