Global Business Leaders Anticipate U-Shaped Economic Recovery After Coronavirus

Global Business Leaders Anticipate U-Shaped Economic Recovery After Coronavirus

Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

According to a survey by YPO, business leaders worldwide anticipate a U-shaped recovery in the global economy post the coronavirus pandemic. About 60% of global CEOs expect the downturn to last long and a rebound to take more time.

Meanwhile, 22% of CEOs surveyed predict a double-dip recession coming up in the aftermath of the pandemic that has impacted almost every country across the world. Business leaders also highlighted the specific risks the pandemic-fueled recession poses to their companies, with 40% indicating severe threat and 11% stating that their firms may not survive the downturn.

The most at risk sector is the hospitality and restaurants’ sector, with 41% of CEOs fearing that their companies may not be able to operate even after the pandemic. Meanwhile, 30% of aviation businesses and 19% of companies in wholesale and retail also indicated that their firms’ survival was at risk.

Nearly two-thirds of business leaders expect earnings to be impacted adversely for over a year. In addition, around 25% companies forecast downsizing their workforce by over 20% over the course of the next year.

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