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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