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Servcorp International Business Confidence Survey

June 2009 | Servcorp

Australia tops international poll of countries surviving the crisis the best. Below are the full results from the Servcorp International Business Confidence Survey which was conducted in April 2009 over a period of two weeks. The survey was commissioned to understand the current mood, business morale and impact the economic downturn has had on businesses around the world.

As part of the survey, Servcorp asked 7,500 international businesspeople from more than 24 nations to identify which countries they believe are surviving the crisis the best.

International Perspective:

The countries perceived to be surviving the economic crisis the best, as voted by international businesspeople are:

Rank

Country

1st

Australia

2nd

China

3rd equal

India, Singapore

5th

Hong Kong

6th

Canada

7th equal

Japan, Qatar

9th

New Zealand

10th equal

Malaysia, Sweden, Vietnam

13th equal

Netherlands, United States of America

15th

Indonesia

16th

South America

17th

France

18th equal

Belgium, England, Korea, South Africa

22nd equal

Austria, Taiwan

24th equal

Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Lebanon, Russia, United Arab Emirates

30th equal

Brazil, Morocco, Philippines, Scotland, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand

 

Australian Perspective:

The countries perceived to be surviving the economic crisis the best, as voted by Australian businesspeople are:

Rank

Country

1st

Australia

2nd

China

3rd

Singapore

4th

Hong Kong

5th

South Africa

6th equal

Canada, India, Qatar

9th equal

Netherlands, Sweden

11th equal

Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, South America

16th equal

France, Morocco

18th equal

Austria, Czech Republic, England, Ireland, Korea, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Syria, United States of America, Vietnam, Wales

 

The biggest concerns of Australian businesspeople during the economic downturn are:

Response

Concern

36.1%

The low morale in the media

25.3%

The way the Australian Government responded to the crisis

25.3%

The low morale in the Australian business community

24.1%

Concern the world economy is preventing Australian businesses from recovering quickly

19.3%

Concern about the position of their trading partners

15.7%

The failure of existing regulations and financial infrastructure