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Fidelity Analyst Survey 2018

By Richard Edgar. Editor in Chief

At the turn of the year, we ask our analysts how companies see the year ahead, and how they are positioning their businesses for what they think is coming. Do CEOs, CFOs and COOs have a spring in their step? Are they excited about new investments, new markets, or new technologies? Can they obtain the funding to grow? Can they reward shareholders and please their creditors? Or are they struggling to meet payments, invest in innovation, and maintain dividends, or diverting budgets to deal with macro-economic risks and geopolitical threats? Do they fret over rising costs, or do they have enough pricing power to pass them on and protect their margins? Here Fidelity Answers.

At the turn of the year, we ask our analysts how companies see the year ahead, and how they are positioning their businesses for what they think is coming. Do CEOs, CFOs and COOs have a spring in their step? Are they excited about new investments, new markets, or new technologies? Can they obtain the funding to grow? Can they reward shareholders and please their creditors? Or are they struggling to meet payments, invest in innovation, and maintain dividends, or diverting budgets to deal with macro-economic risks and geopolitical threats? Do they fret over rising costs, or do they have enough pricing power to pass them on and protect their margins? Here Fidelity Answers.

In depth in eight minutes: what the Fidelity Analyst Survey reveals
In depth in eight minutes: what the Fidelity Analyst Survey reveals

Capex, China and ESG feature highly as the global sentiment indicator ticks up.

As good as it gets: corporate sentiment rises to new highs
As good as it gets: corporate sentiment rises to new highs

Company executives are the most optimistic they've been in five years, reports Fidelity’s 2018 Analyst Survey.

Analyst Survey sees upward pressure on costs and wages - but not on prices

The Fidelity Analyst Survey sees cost and wage pressures starting to increase in the next 12 months.

Sector by sector: Fidelity Analyst Survey 2018

From healthcare and industrials to IT, energy and telecoms: find the sector that interests you.

Region by region: Fidelity Analyst Survey 2018

Including views from analysts covering companies in the US, Europe, Asia, China and Japan - jump straight to your region.

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Analysts lift the lid on their sectors’ optimism

Experts from consumer industries, industrials and IT explain why we're seeing the sunniest Analyst Survey in years.

On the ground in China: automation and higher wages
On the ground in China: automation and higher wages

Neil Gough explores a Chinese warehouse adapting to the future.

ESG enters the boardroom
ESG enters the boardroom

For the first time, a majority of analysts find their companies are taking ESG more seriously, according to the Fidelity Analyst Survey.

The return of capex: growth across all sectors and regions
The return of capex: growth across all sectors and regions

We expect CEOs to spend on adding capacity, deepening digitisation or embarking on renovation of plant and machinery.

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