CEOs’ Confidence Rises for 2014
- Twice as Many Say Global Economy to Improve; 39% Strongly Predict Company Growth
- Worries about over-regulation, fiscal deficits, tax policy higher than ever
- Half of CEOs plan to increase the size of their workforce
Twice as many CEOs around the world as last year believe the global economy will improve in the next 12 months, and 39% say they are ‘very confident’ their company’s revenues will grow in 2014, according to PwC’s 17th Annual Global CEO Survey.
The number of CEOs who see improvement in the global economy over the next 12 months leapt to 44%, up from only 18% last year. And just 7% predict the global economy will decline, sharply down from 28% in 2013.
For their own companies, 39% of CEOs say they are ‘very confident’ of revenue growth prospects for the next 12 months. That’s up from 36% last year. Confidence in revenue growth reached a low of 21% in 2009.
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