With a less-clear, less-robust future ahead, CFOs get more careful about how they spend corporate cash.
CFOs: Braced for a Recession, But Hopeful
CFO are preserving cash in anticipation of rough times ahead. But they are also more optimistic about the domestic economy than they were three months ago.
U.S. Job Growth Shatters November Forecasts
The 266,000 jobs gain shows the labor market "is continuing to provide the key foundation for the U.S. economy.”
Fed Cuts Interest Rates Again in ‘Insurance’ Move
“We took this step to help keep the economy strong in the face of global developments and to provide some insurance against ongoing risks."
Operations Leaders Are Pessimistic on Recession
More so than other executives, COOs and supply chain leaders expect an economic downturn, causing significant harm to the business, within 18 months.
IMF Warns of $19 Trillion Corporate Debt Risk
Accommodative monetary stimulus has encouraged financial risk-taking, leading to “worrisome” levels of debt with poor credit quality, the Fund says.
Most CFOs See U.S. Recession by Q3 2020
A Duke University/CFO survey highlights growing pessimism about the economy despite record low unemployment and strong consumer spending.
Germany’s Economy Shrinks as Exports Struggle
The country is feeling the effects of trade conflicts and global uncertainty.
Survey Sees Cautious Investor Sentiment
Institutional investors and analysts express concerns on geopolitical tensions and a slowing global economy.
Brazil’s 0.2% GDP Drop Fans Recession Fears
"There is a very real risk of contraction, which would take the country into a technical recession," an economist warns.
Smart Moves to Make Now Ahead of a Recession
Seize the day and think of a recession as the best time to pass competitors, says Bain & Co.