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European Survey of Financial Executives 2012 - The Eurozone Crisis: Its Effect on Businesses and Possible Countermeasures

 

Dallas, TX -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/25/2012 -- “European Survey of Financial Executives 2012 – The Eurozone Crisis, Its Effect on Businesses and Possible Countermeasures” is a new report by Timetric and VRL that analyzes the impact of the European debt crisis on various businesses operating in Europe and outlines the strategies adopted to counter the crisis. This report also examines the level of change in exports and investment in 2011 and tracks the expectations of change in 2012 and 2013. The report also identifies key economic concerns, factors affecting the business community, the effect of low credit availability on investments, and demand for major financial services. In addition, the report also identifies future plans in the manufacturing and service industry by detailing revenue changes, staff recruitment expectations, key funding sources to be used, and expected changes in critical expenditure. This report not only grants access to the opinions and strategies of business decision makers and competitors, but also examines their actions surrounding business priorities.

- The opinions and forward looking statements of 175 executives have been captured in our in-depth survey, of which 51% represent directors and C-level respondents.
- The research is based on primary survey research conducted by Timetric and VRL using B2B panels comprised of senior decision makers from companies in the manufacturing and service sectors.
- The geographical scope of the research is European - drawing on the activity and expectations of financial executives in Europe.
- This report aims to analyze the impact of the European debt crisis on various businesses operating in the European region and understand the strategies adopted to counter the crisis.
- The report also examines the impact of the sovereign crisis on key economic factors such as exports, investments and hiring. It also tracks the expectations of change in these factors in 2012 and 2013.
- The report also identifies key economic concerns, factors affecting the business community, the effect of low credit availability on investments, and demand for major financial services.
- The report details the future expectations of change in revenue, growth, expenditure and recruitment activity.

Scope
- The report features the opinions of European financial executives related to the following:
- Impact of the Eurozone crisis and its effects on business
- Impact on credit availability investment activity, export volumes and recruitment
- Business strategies adopted to counter the crisis
- Key economic concerns
- Expectations of change in demand for financial services
- Revenue growth optimism
- Key sources of funds and business priorities in 2012–2013
- Impact of the crisis on Europe’s political and monetary integration

Key highlights
- ‘Slow economic growth’, stringent ‘regulations and laws’, ‘political instability’ and ‘cost of credit’ are key economic concerns identified by respondents from both the manufacturing and service sectors across Europe.
- ‘Improving operational efficiency’, the need to ‘expand in existing markets’ and the need to introduce ‘new products and services’ are considered top priorities for companies in Europe.
- A notable 48% of respondents from the manufacturing sector expect stability in their staff recruitment activity, while 55% of respondents from the service sector expect the same.

Reasons to buy
- Track expectations of change through broad economic indicators including export volumes, investment activity and hiring and devise future plans accordingly.
- Understand the impact of the Eurozone crisis on the European business community and detail key challenges for business continuity.
- Formulate and benchmark business strategies to counter the crisis with best practices followed by companies in Europe.
- Project industry trends and revenue growth expectations in 2012–2013 and gauge business confidence to take informed business decisions.
- Project how the economy will grow, consolidate and where it will stagnate.

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List of Tables

Table 1: Eurozone Crisis Survey Respondents by Company Type, 2012
Table 2: European Respondents by Job Role (%), 2012
Table 3: European Respondents by Company Turnover (%), 2012
Table 4: Key Economic Concerns by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012
Table 5: Key Economic Concerns by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012
Table 6: Impact on Export Volumes on the Manufacturing Sector in Europe (%), 2011–2013
Table 7: Impact on Export Volumes on the Service Sector in Europe (%), 2011–2013
Table 8: Impact on the Manufacturing Sector’s Investment Activities in Europe (%), 2011–2013
Table 9: Impact on the Service Sector’s Investment Activities in Europe (%), 2011–2013
Table 10: Impact on Hiring by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012
Table 11: Impact on Hiring by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012
Table 12: Major Economic Factors Influencing Business by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012
Table 13: Impact of the Eurozone Crisis by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012
Table 14: Impact of the Eurozone Crisis by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012
Table 15: Effects of the Crisis on Business by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012
Table 16: Impact of Credit Availability on Investment Activities by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012
Table 17: Impact of Credit Availability on Investment Activities by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012
Table 18: Business Strategies to Counter the Crisis by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012
Table 19: Business Priorities by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012–2013
Table 20: Business Priorities by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012–2013
Table 21: Expected Change in Demand for Financial Services in Europe (%), 2012–2013
Table 22: Revenue Growth Optimism by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012–2013
Table 23: Revenue Growth Optimism by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012–2013
Table 24: Key Sources of Funds in the Manufacturing Sector in Europe (%), 2012–2013
Table 25: Key Sources of Funds in the Service Sector in Europe (%), 2012–2013
Table 26: Changes in Costs in the Manufacturing Sector in Europe (%), 2011–2012 vs 2012–2013
Table 27: Changes in Costs in the Service Sector in Europe (%), 2011–2012 vs 2012–2013
Table 28: Planned Changes in Staff Recruitment by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012–2013
Table 29: Planned Changes in Staff Recruitment by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012–2013
Table 30: Impact of the Crisis on Europe’s Political and Monetary Integration (%), 2012
Table 31: Full Survey Results – Closed Questions

List of Figures

Figure 1: Key Economic Concerns by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012
Figure 2: Key Economic Concerns by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012
Figure 3: Impact on Export Volumes on the Manufacturing Sector in Europe (%), 2011–2013
Figure 4: Impact on Export Volumes on the Service Sector in Europe (%), 2011–2013
Figure 5: Impact on Export Volumes by Company Turnover in Europe (% 'Decrease' and ‘Increase’ Responses), 2011–2013
Figure 6: Impact on the Manufacturing Sector’s Investment Activities in Europe (%), 2011–2013
Figure 7: Impact on the Service Sector’s Investment Activities in Europe (%), 2011–2013
Figure 8: Impact on Hiring by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012
Figure 9: Impact on Hiring by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012
Figure 10: Major Economic Factors Influencing Business by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012
Figure 11: Major Economic Factors Influencing Business by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012
Figure 12: Impact of the Eurozone Crisis by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012
Figure 13: Impact of the Eurozone Crisis by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012
Figure 14: Effects of the Crisis on Business by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012
Figure 15: Effects of the Crisis on Business by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012
Figure 16: Impact of Credit Availability on Investment Activities by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012
Figure 17: Impact of Credit Availability on Investment Activities by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012
Figure 18: Business Strategies to Counter the Crisis by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012
Figure 19: Business Strategies to Counter the Crisis by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012
Figure 20: Business Priorities by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012–2013
Figure 21: Business Priorities by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012–2013
Figure 22: Expected Change in Demand for Financial Services in Europe (%), 2012–2013
Figure 23: Revenue Growth Optimism by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012–2013
Figure 24: Revenue Growth Optimism by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012–2013
Figure 25: Key Sources of Funds in the Manufacturing Sector in Europe (%), 2012–2013
Figure 26: Key Sources of Funds in the Service Sector in Europe (%), 2012–2013
Figure 27: Key Sources of Funds by Company Turnover in Europe (% 'Increase' responses), 2012–2013
Figure 28: Changes in Costs in the Manufacturing Sector in Europe (%), 2011–2012 vs 2012–2013
Figure 29: Changes in Costs in the Service Sector in Europe (%), 2011–2012 vs 2012–2013
Figure 30: Planned Changes in Staff Recruitment by Company Type in Europe (%), 2012–2013
Figure 31: Planned Changes in Staff Recruitment by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012–2013
Figure 32: Impact of the Crisis on Europe’s Political and Monetary Integration (%), 2012

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