Business roundtable index falls to 65.6 in Q4 from 66.0 in Q3

Author: Adam Button | Category: News
  • 29% of CEOs expect to add jobs in next 6 months, equal percentage expect to cut jobs
  • 30% expect to raise capital spending in next 6 months, 24% see a drop
  • 58% expect sales to rise in next 6 months
  • CEOs expect real GDP to rise 2% in 2013

Modest plans and modest expectations.

“CEOs anticipate continued slow overall economic growth for the next six months and haves lightly lower expectations for sales  and capital expenditures,” said Jim McNerney, Chairman of Business Roundtable and Chairman, President and CEO of The Boeing Company.

He also cited the fiscal cliff, naturally.