Swedish CFOs express an expansive agenda
The fall 2017 Deloitte SEB CFO Survey reveals a continued very positive sentiment in large Swedish companies. In a Nordic and European perspective, Swedish CFOs still stand out as generally more optimistic. The overall CFO index shows an increase to 59.9 from a solid 58.2 in spring 2017. This is the highest level since February 2011.
Macro-related concerns are declining this fall and CFOs expect their companies to take more expansive actions than before. It seems that skilled labor shortages are becoming more widespread across sectors, possibly pushing salaries and inflation upward but also possibly leading to bottlenecks that could slow growth.