Canadian CEOs among world’s most optimistic about economy, business

Canadian chief executives are exhaling after years of economic turbulence, reporting growing optimism about the economy and the outlook for their businesses.

A survey of 1,300 global CEOs, including 120 in Canada, shows Canadian executives are more confident than they were a year ago, and are significantly more confident than many of their global counterparts.

The survey, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC and released Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, found 42 percent of Canadian CEOs are “very confident” about their company’s prospects in the next 12 months, compared to 36 percent globally, and an even larger 60 percent are “very confident” about growth in the next three years compared to 46 percent globally.

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Albertans optimistic about hiring plans

CALGARY — Albertans are the most likely to say that their employer will be hiring more people in the coming year (52 per cent), and are among the most likely to say that they will be investing in training (55 per cent) and purchasing new equipment (55 per cent), says a new poll released Monday by BMO Bank of Montreal.

The poll said working Canadians overall are more optimistic than they were this time last year about employers’ investments in the workplace.

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