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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:


3rd equalIndia, Singapore
5thHong Kong
7th equalJapan, Qatar
9thNew Zealand
10th equalMalaysia, Sweden, Vietnam
13th equalNetherlands, United States of America
16thSouth America
18th equalBelgium, England, Korea, South Africa
22nd equalAustria, Taiwan
24th equalCzech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Lebanon, Russia, United Arab Emirates
30th equalBrazil, 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:


4thHong Kong
5thSouth Africa
6th equalCanada, India, Qatar
9th equalNetherlands, Sweden
11th equalIndonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, South America
16th equalFrance, Morocco
18th equalAustria, 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:


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