2012 Q4 Global CFO Signals
To say that 2012 was a difficult year for CFOs around the globe is an understatement. Q4 may mark a turning point. But, will 2013 be the year CFOs finally signal strong optimism about their companies’– and their countries’– prospects?
2011 Q3 Global CFO Signals
The sovereign-debt crisis in the Eurozone weighed heavily on many CFOs in the third quarter of 2011. Fiscal uncertainty was enough to sink CFO optimism, which in some countries was at its lowest levels throughout survey cycles.
2011 Q2 Global CFO Signals
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 many countries was at its lowest levels since before the financial crisis.