European CFO Survey with Portugal insights Autumn 2018

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Welcome to the 7th edition of CFO Survey Portugal. This biannual study collects the results of surveys run to the largest companies’ CFOs in Portugal, comprising a panel of more than 1500 CFOs from 20 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, UK, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey. In this edition for the Q1 2018, we list the economic, financial and strategy expectations of the CFOs operating in Portugal, in comparison with previous periods and their European peers.

Key Findings

  • CFOs in Portugal feel that the country’s economic outlook is positive
  • However, the sentiment of optimism cooled down slightly compared to the last quarter, with a decrease from 90% to 70%
  • In addition, CFOs continue to show confidence in the positive financial results of their companies, with 53% of CFOs surveyed showing optimism when asked about financial prospects
  • However, the impact on business of a new Eurozone crisis was pointed out as being high or very high by 70% of the respondents
  • Financial leaders continue to be defensive, but investment is on the rise (60%)
  • 55% of respondents feel that appropriate technical knowledge are the most difficult skills to find

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