Skip to comments.US CEOs Sharply Reduce Expectations for Economic Outlook, Hirings Plunge
Posted on 10/03/2012 10:37:27 AM PDT by Kaslin
The quarterly survey of CEO expectations looking six months out shows that while CEOs are still positive in regards to capital spending and sales, the recent plunge was the third largest plunge in expectations in history.
John Engler, president of the Business Roundtable discusses CEO sentiment in the following video.
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Read the transcript of the call for comments from BRT President John Engler and BRT Chairman and Boeing CEO Jim McNerney.
More CEOs than not expect reduced employment in the next six months.
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CEOs Sharply Reduce Expectations for Economic Outlook, Hiring
Business Roundtable notes CEOs Sharply Reduce Expectations for U.S. Economy.
The results of Business Roundtables (BRT) third quarter CEO Economic Outlook Survey for 2012 show a further downturn in CEOs expectations for sales, capital spending and hiring for the next six months. The Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Survey Index decreased to 66.0 in the third quarter of 2012 from 89.1 in the second quarter of 2012, the lowest reading since the third quarter of 2009 and the third largest single quarter drop in the surveys history.Plunge In Economic Outlook
CEOs foresee slower overall economic growth for 2012 and have lower expectations for sales, capital expenditures and hiring compared to last quarter, said Jim McNerney, Chairman of Business Roundtable and Chairman, President and CEO of The Boeing Company. The downshift in quarterly sentiment reflects continuing concern about the strength of the recovery, including uncertainty over the approaching fiscal cliff and accompanying debates about the tax code, sequestration and the debt ceiling.
Third Quarter 2012 CEO Economic Outlook Survey Index
The Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Survey Index a composite index of CEO expectations for the next six months of sales, capital spending and employment trended downward to 66.0 in the third quarter of 2012 from 89.1 in the second quarter of 2012. This marks the lowest point for the index since the third quarter of 2009.
All racist lies and conservative bias playing with actual numbers, projectionss and logical predictions.
These data were not subjected to the rose-colored tint of the media’s opaque analysis glasses and are therefore racist and contraindicated. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
Just saw the HP news on bigcharts.com... :(
Yet, the official “unemployment” numbers will drop markedly for the next two reports then suddenly adjust upward come December. Then we will get an economic outlook report showing less than one percent growth and the media will spin it as a positive.
They’re like Jake Blues in that scene from the Blues Brothers when Carrie Fisher has him cornered in the sewer and he makes excuses.
Uncertainty is a killer of business expectations.
Because of uncertainty risk evaluations cannot be accurately made and without understanding the conditions the business would be operating in investments simply will not be made.
Of course, we all know that, as long as it is not clear that The Disaster is going to get thrown out of the White House, the uncertainty will only grow.