Deloitte Business Sentiment Index
I am pleased to introduce the frst Deloitte BusinessSentiment Index (DBSI) – a groundbreaking survey othe views o leading corporate executives rom thelargest organisations across Central Europe (CE).The report highlights the fndings rom the surveyconducted during the Summer o 2009 with theseexecutives, who have the greatest inuence on theuture direction o the Central Europe economies.Their responses to the careully-selected set oquestions about the current and uture businessenvironment – ranging rom employment prospectsand payment trends to new product development andcapital expenditure – have been collated into an indexwhich will be an invaluable and regular ”barometer“or the prospects o the CE region, inviting comparisonacross national boundaries and industrial sectors.
The report ocuses not on the ”hard acts“ o statisticsand balance sheets, but on the equally importantand oten underrated personal belies o seniormanagement proessionals.In addition, the report ocuses frmly on the uture byasking executives or their predictions or the prospectsor the economy and companies over the long term.As a result, I have every confdence that in time theDeloitte Business Sentiment Index will become a goodindicator o economic and business develoment andan essential resource or companies and proessionalsacross all sectors in Central Europe.
Managing PartnerFinancial AdvisoryDeloitte Central Europe
Deloitte Business Sentiment Indexgoes a long way in discoveringthe current thinking o seniorexecutives – and what theirconcerns and aspirations are ortheir companies.