What's on the minds of Canadian CEOs for the year ahead?
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Will companies adapt to a more data-driven approach in time to address these decisions? Or will they be surpassed in the marketplace by those that have.
Investors, developers and property owners are cautiously optimistic about the Canadian real estate market’s outlook for the year ahead. While the rest of Canada faces challenges unique to individual regions, Toronto and Vancouver’s markets continue to experience high demand due to a lack a supply. This has driven up prices and caused affordability concerns. But the main message is that every regional market offers opportunities for savvy developers and investors—as long as they embrace technology and anticipate their future buyers’ needs.
The majority of Canadian executives surveyed said that they were still relying more heavily on human judgement than on data and analytics when making big decisions. An interesting insight, given that according to our previously conducted CEO Survey, 54% of private company CEOs stressed the use of technology in assessing and delivering on stakeholder expectations.
More than a third (38%) of Canadian CEOs are confident of their company’s growth in the next 12 months while 59% agree it is tougher to compete amidst growing protectionism
A trickle of new issues in the fourth quarter saved 2016 from being a complete washout for initial public offerings on Canada’s largest equity exchange but couldn’t redeem the year as the worst in the nearly 20-year history of the PwC survey of the IPO market.
A recent survey of Canadian financial executives has revealed that about 40% of respondents (the majority being CFOs) have made no investment in renewing technology to support the financial close process over the past two years.
65% of Canadian family businesses are confident their strategy meets the needs of the digital age
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