EuroFinance has announced the results of a survey into the key economic issues concerning companies. The survey of over 500 CFOs and senior finance professionals from some of the US’s largest corporates shows an overwhelming belief that the current outlook for the US economy is bleak, with things looking set to worsen. Eighty-five per cent of respondents said they believe that the US economy is now in recession, while 63% also believe that things will get worse in the economy. Over half, 52%, also said that they are finding it harder to raise money for their business.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.
Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.