CFOs See Silver Linings to Coronavirus Crisis
Grant Thornton reports that more than 60% of CFOs cited improved flexible and remote work environments as an upside of the pandemic.
Stimulus Checks, Vaccines Fuel Executive Optimism
An AICPA survey finds "a resurgent sense of optimism about the economy overall, despite the deep pain that remains in key sectors and industries."
CFOs of Middle Market Firms See Recovery in 2021
"For some companies, growth may mean a return to pre-pandemic financial performance, but most believe the deepest hardship is over."
Execs Fear Harm Without Further Economic Aid
But even amid the current surge in COVID-19 cases, an AICPA survey found executives had an improved outlook on the U.S. economy.
Banks Wary of Fed’s Main Street Loan Program
Loan officers cited the financial condition of borrowers and overly restrictive terms for not approving loans under the key pandemic relief plan.
Business Optimism Rebounds From Virus Shock
"We’re digging out of a very deep hole of pessimism. Comparisons are still tracking with the years immediately following the Great Recession."
Small Businesses See Recession as ‘Short-Lived’
A closely-watched survey found small business optimism over the economy rebounded last month after a record plunge in March.
Cyber Incidents Ranked as No. 1 Business Risk
Allianz says its latest risk survey shows "cyber risk and climate change are two significant challenges that companies need to watch closely."
Governance Survey Grades Companies With C+
Only 16% of public companies included in the new American Corporate Governance Index scored A- or better.
Execs’ Optimism About Economy Drops to 34%
Trade tensions and the China slowdown "have contributed to a sense of uncertainty and pessimism about the global economy," AICPA says.
Banks See Tighter Standards on Loans in 2019
The Fed's latest survey of loan officers shows "an increasing number of banks bracing for a lending slowdown.”