The score for the expected development within the next six months lowers globally.
Overall, the most negative estimation for the future is found in Europe with -22% and the most positive is in Asia with +6%. The country-specific findings highlight this general switch to concern about the future economic situation but vary depending on the respective nation: In the US, a score of +58% for the current economic situation is quite positive, but it deteriorates heavily to -11% when considering the economic development for the next six months.
The Global Balanced Satisfaction Score this quarter is 32% and all regions show a positive Balanced Satisfaction Score. The America’s satisfaction, driven by North American experts’ opinion, are the most positive with 44%. While Europe is least with a score of 15%.
In general, satisfaction has declined since the previous quarter. Belgium and the U.K. saw their Balanced Satisfaction Score fall the furthest. With Belgian experts score dropping from 59% to 22% and the U.K. seeing their score fall from -3% to -33%.
Saudi Arabia and Netherlands are the most satisfied with the strength of their local currency
Overall, satisfaction scores for capital expenditure have decreased this quarter.