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Guide to the new reality

Czech CEO Survey


For the fifth year in a row, we have interviewed top representatives of leading firms active in the Czech market. A total of 138 Czech business leaders participated in this year’s Czech CEO survey. This local report is a follow-up on PwC’s 17th annual Global CEO Survey, unveiled at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The Czech CEO Survey 2014 showed that thoughts on the crisis, which were very common during the past five years, have been replaced by a new challenge – achieving a new reality. The new reality is as demanding as the recent period. However, CEOs’ increasing confidence indicates that, certain doubts aside, they do believe in success. Entering new industries could help them to achieve it.

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Czech CEO Survey 2014


For the fifth year in a row, we have interviewed top representatives of leading firms active in the Czech market.

The Czech CEO Survey 2014 showed that thoughts on the crisis have been replaced by a new challenge – achieving a new reality.
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The global economic recovery continues to be fragile, but with immediate pressures easing. CEOs are feeling more optimistic and gradually switching from survival mode to growth mode. As the latest PwC Annual Global CEO Survey shows, the changes they’re making within their organisations now have less to do with sheltering from economic headwinds and more to do with preparing for the future.

The number of CEOs who believe that the global economy will improve over the next 12 months has doubled to 44%, compared to the previous year. Only 7% of CEOs, compared with 28% last year, think that things will get worse in the year ahead. CEOs are also feeling better about their own companies’ prospects, with 39% now very confident of revenue growth in 2014.

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17th Annual Global CEO Survey


CEOs are more positive about the state of the global economy than they were last year. Twice as many think it will improve over the next 12 months. Conversely, just 7% think it will deteriorate, compared with 28% in 2013.



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Approaching storm. Report on transformation
 

The second danger is caused by the very strong links of the region with western European economies and with the fate of the euro.

The significance of the Western Europe’s recession for the CEE countries obviously depends on the extent to which their economies are open to trade and dependent on the exports to southern European eurozone members. Moreover, CEE countries with little room to manoeuvre in their macroeconomic policy will not be able to compensate for external shocks with any domestic stimulus.

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Approaching storm. Report on transformation

As recessionary triggers, along with waves of the current financial instability, are coming mainly from the eurozone, the CEE region faces two main risks. The first danger is that, as with all the emerging economies, CEE countries may easily become victims of a possible global financial panic and the resulting ‘flight to security’ behaviour.
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Approaching storm. Report on transformation