What is concerning businessmen?

Excessive regulation, increased tax charges and geopolitical uncertainty are the main risks to business growth in the region for Central American CEOs.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) conducted the Global CEO Survey in the Central American region, in which a group of business executives from Central American countries and the Dominican Republic shared their opinions about their economic expectations.

One of the main results collected is that 70% of CEOs consider that global economic growth will continue at the current levels. 80% of leaders are planning the growth of their organizations based on organic evolution and new strategic alliances and agreements.

According to the report, Central American CEOs have always been guided by caution about the evolution of the world economy, and this year is not an exception: the overall performance will remain the same in the short term for 70% and there will be a decrease for 20%. In the previous survey, about 65% estimated that the situation would remain the same, but one in every four directors expected an improvement, and only one in every ten had a negative perception of the issue.

The document explains that over-regulation, increased tax charges and geopolitical uncertainty are the main potential risks to the growth prospects of Central American CEOs.

The concern about changes in regulation by local and global CEOs is confirmed in the answers to the question about the aspects listed that would affect the development of companies in the next five years. In the case of Central America, these changes in the regulation are the main disruption factor for 75%, much more than the global perception that reaches 63%.

See "9th Annual Survey of PwC Interamericas CEOs."

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