The optimism index of the heads of Asian companies fell to a record low

Moscow. November 16. The index calculated by PricewaterhouseCoopers survey of the heads of Asian companies on the annual forum “the Asia-Pacific economic cooperation” (APEC), showed a sharp drop in optimism, reports Bloomberg.

Only 28% of Directors noted that they are “very confident” of profit growth in their companies over the next 12 months, against 46% a year earlier. The result was the lowest since the beginning of the survey.

Despite this, 53% of respondents plan to increase investments in the coming year, and 68% of the funds will be allocated for business development in the Asia-Pacific region (APR), says the PwC report.

The Asia-Pacific economy will grow by 3.1% this year and in 2016 growth will accelerate to 3.4%, said earlier head of the APEC policy support to Denise Hugh.