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Glimmers of hope for recovery

The Deloitte CFO Survey – first half-year 2021

A clear majority of Swiss CFOs rates the prospects for the Swiss economy over the next 12 months as positive. However, the situation remains fragile, and despite renewed optimism, CFOs are not yet confident there will be an economic boom.

Swiss CFOs hope that the sharp decline in growth seen in 2020 can be offset by a marked recovery. But Switzerland’s economic prospects remain influenced by the pandemic and measures to tackle COVID-19.

CFOs in Switzerland are also optimistic about almost all aspects of their company’s financial outlook. However, not all companies are yet feeling the benefit of the recovery, and the improvements that have occurred are from a low baseline. Nevertheless, one-half of all CFOs expect their company’s revenues to return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year.

The Deloitte CFO Survey - first half-year 2021

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About the CFO Survey

The 41st Swiss CFO Survey was conducted online between 2 and 31 March. Despite the unusual circumstances, a total of 125 CFOs participated, representing listed companies as well as privately owned firms from every major sector of the Swiss economy. We would like to thank all participating CFOs for their support in completing the Survey.

This edition also presents the results for selected questions from the European CFO Survey. The results from 19 countries, including Switzerland, have been compiled into a single report. A total of 1,559 CFOs took part in the current European Survey.

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