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A reason to be optimistic about the economy? CFOs think so

Finance chiefs are a cautious group by nature. So when they’re optimistic about the future, it’s definitely a good thing.

And after two straight quarters of decreasing optimism about the economy, CFOs seem to be hopeful again.

That’s according to the most recent CFO Signals survey by Deloitte. The survey found that a little more than 60% of CFOs said they had a more positive view of the economy, compared to the 15% who reported a less positive view.

So what does this optimism mean for Finance? Here’s what finance chiefs have planned for the near future:

  • Investing domestically (27%)
  • Using balances to maintain liquidity (25%)
  • Allocating funds to dividend payments (14%), and
  • Paying down debt (13%).

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