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September 22, 2020

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2020

By Pauline Yeung and Colleen Howe The Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2020 was conducted in August and September this year and yielded a response rate of 83 percent. Asia Business Council members are Chairmen and CEOs mainly in Asia but also in Europe, the United States, and Australia who lead companies with a combined

August 30, 2019

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2019

The Asia Business Council annual survey of members found business optimism for the year ahead has plunged to the lowest level since the global financial crisis in 2008. The overwhelming reason cited was the U.S.-China trade conflict. Other reasons included concerns about a trade war-induced recession, Japan-South Korea trade disputes, and the impact of Persian

September 30, 2018

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2018

Asia’s Chief Executive Perspectives The Asia Business Council annual survey of members was conducted in July 2018 and yielded a response rate of 81%. Collectively, respondents indicated the lowest optimism and highest pessimism in their outlook for the year ahead since 2008. Heightened threats of an escalating U.S.-China trade war is by far the most

September 30, 2017

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2017

Asia’s Chief Executive Perspectives The Asia Business Council’s twelfth annual survey of members was conducted in July 2017. With an overall response rate of 85%, the majority of members (55%) are expecting business conditions to remain about the same in the next 12 months. Additional highlights: Optimism is at its highest level in three years,

September 30, 2016

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2016

Asia’s Chief Executive Perspectives The Asia Business Council’s eleventh annual survey of members was conducted in July 2016. About half of the respondents believed business conditions will remain the same in the next 12 months. Almost a third expected improvement and a fifth expected conditions to worsen. Concerns included economic, political, and social uncertainties, particularly

September 30, 2015

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2015

Asia’s Chief Executive Perspectives The Asia Business Council’s tenth annual survey of members was conducted in July 2015. Over half of the respondents, who are Chairmen and CEOs of Asian businesses, think business conditions will remain roughly the same in the next 12 months. Compared to 2014, more are expecting business conditions to worsen, and

September 30, 2014

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2014

Asia’s Chief Executive Perspectives The Asia Business Council’s ninth annual survey of members was conducted in July 2014. Common themes that emerged were a renewed confidence in the recovery of the U.S. economy, and concerns over China’s continued growth, geopolitical tensions in the region, and challenges of technological disruption in a changing marketplace. 55% of

September 16, 2013

 Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2013

Asia’s Chief Executive Perspectives The Asia Business Council conducted its eighth annual survey of members asking about their economic outlook and investment plans. This year, members were more upbeat than in 2012, although optimism was tempered by concerns of a Chinese slowdown. Japan was mentioned as a positive element, where Abenomics loose monetary and fiscal

September 30, 2011

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2011

Asia’s Chief Executive Perspectives The Asia Business Council’s sixth annual survey revealed growing concerns in future business conditions. Members are concerned about inflation in Asia and continued financial instability in the United States and Europe. The survey also asked about overall investment plans and trends affecting the Asian business environment and the executives’ own businesses.

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