Global optimism dips, but revenue projections are rising
Global optimism in Q2 2018 stood at net 54%, a drop from the record high net 61% figure reported in Q1 2018. Some of the largest drops in optimism were seen in the EU, where optimism for the region fell from net 60% to net 46%, and in Africa, where business confidence fell from net 82% to net 62%.
Economic cycle reaches its peak, but structural investment remains flat
Structural growth can help business prepare for the future
Against the backdrop of looming US interest rate rises, ongoing trade disputes and the end of quantitative easing in the EU, businesses would do well to structurally invest to counter the risks presented by the next stage of the economic cycle.