MTI’s business review of 2018 and outlook for 2019

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For the 8th consecutive year, MTI Consulting (via their Corporate Finance practice), in partnership with Daily FT, Daily Mirror and Sunday Times, has concluded the MTI CEO Business Outlook Study, collectively outlining the Sri Lankan business community’s perception for the state of business in 2019.

Supplemented by MTI’s experience as a thought leadership-oriented organization, the annual survey collated and analyzed the perceptions of over 100 Sri Lankan business leaders with regard to their business’ past and expected performance, their predictions regarding the state of the local and global economy in 2019, and the main challenges that they believe Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan companies will face in 2019.

The results of the survey, including its supplementary analysis, will assist organizations in streamlining their strategic decision-making for 2019, effectively enabling them to gear their operations in accordance with the economic sentiments of their peers.

2018 businesses performance below expectations

Since the inception of CEO Survey in 2012, a record high of 75% of the surveyed CEOs conclude that their businesses have performed below expectations in 2018.

In contrast, only 4% of the chief executives felt that their businesses performed above expectations, indicating a drop in the positive sentiment from 15% to 4% in 2018. This is the lowest surveyed total for above expectations since 2012.

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