McKinsey Global Survey results
Economic Conditions Snapshot,December 2011
Executives’ views about the global economy and their companies’ prospects in most regionsare more positive than in September, though they are still gloomier than in June.
Executives’ expectations for corporate profit are on the rise.
Fifty-six percentexpect an increase in the next six months, up from just 45 percent in September. Andalthough more executives are worried about low consumer demand than any other threat toeconomic growth, a bigger share now also expect demand for their companies’ products orservices to increase over the next six months than they did in September. In spite of this hopefor improvement, executives do indicate that they’re hedging their bets a bit. The sharesaying their companies are postponing capital investments or M&A has risen somewhat sinceJune,1 perhaps an indication that many are waiting to see how the eurozone crisis plays out.
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