Business Confidence Survey 2015


The protracted Chinese economic slowdown remains the top business challenge. Pessimism about growth and profitability has forced European businesses to cut back significantly, particularly through headcount reduction: 39% are planning to cut costs—a large jump from just 24% in 2014—with most of them planning employee lay-offs. China remains a key market and thus European companies want the ‘new normal’, much like China wants to move its economy up the value chain. However, the regulatory framework has yet to come into place. In particular, a better implementation of the rule of law is seen as the top driver for China’s economic development going forward.

This survey compiled responses from 541 European Chamber member companies and was produced in partnership with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. European Chamber members are knowledge leaders in their areas of industry, and are the chief contributors to the Chamber's influential publications.

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Business Confidence Survey 2015 - 中国欧盟商会商业信心调查2015
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