2013 Q3 Global CFO Signals
CFOs in many of the 17 countries and regions reporting share not only increased optimism, but also increased action.
If positive sentiments are contagious, CFOs have caught the fever. In this edition of Global CFO Signals, finance executives worldwide seem to be embracing recovery and setting their sights on expansion, despite continued economic hiccups. In fact, CFOs in many of the 17 countries and regions reporting share not only increased optimism this quarter, but also increased action.
The trend is not universal, of course. In North America, CFOs are not allowing their still-positive outlook to translate into increased expectations, and CFO optimism fell in Ireland and Norway.
Still, overall, CFOs seem to be moving forward undeterred.
Argentina: Focused on growth
Australia: Don’t worry, be happy
Austria: Expecting an economic increase
Belgium: A new mood
Finland: Hope for better days
France: Revival of CFO optimism
Germany: Stepping up the pace
Ireland: Achieving sustainable growth
Middle East: Mixed optimism amid uncertainty
Netherlands: Optimism and opportunity
North America: Adjusting to an uneven recovery
Norway: Dark clouds on horizon
Southern Africa: Endurance: the journey continues
Spain: Regaining confidence
Sweden: Recovery on track
Switzerland: A bright autumn
United Kingdom: Priority: expansion