Question of the month

27 February 2008

In August CE asked respondents how they expected the current turmoil on the stock markets to impact on the industry. Naturally very few – just 5% – thought it would be a good thing, and the biggest group of respondents – 50% though there would be a negative impact.

But what was perhaps most surprising was the proportion of respondents who were not concerned. Some 46% said there would be no impact, and one participant in the survey summed up the sentiment nicely by asking in return, “Is stock market speculation leading world business instead of the real economy?”

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