2011 Q2 Global CFO Signals
Uncertainty mounts; Optimism wanes
Economic uncertainty. Debt-ceiling crisis. Sovereign-debt crisis. Fleeting consumer confidence. All these factors took their toll on the world’s top finance executives’ optimism in the second quarter of 2011.
CFO optimism in some countries was at its lowest levels in several survey cycles thanks to both internal and external uncertainty. Still, CFOs in some countries were fairly optimistic about their company prospects and cited both organic growth and overseas expansion as some of their top priorities.