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Study finds more than half of executives expect global economic improvement

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New York—Just over half of senior executives expect to see an improvement in global economic conditions over the next six months, according to a new study by Doremus and the Financial Times.

The sixth annual “Decision Dynamics” study was based on an online survey of 470 global executives.

By comparison, last year's study found that only 20% of executives expected to see improvement in global economic conditions over the following six months.

This year's study also found that about 42% of executives expect to see improvement in industry conditions over the next six months, compared with about 25% in last year's study.

However, while senior executives are optimistic about improving economic conditions, they are cutting more jobs this year. The study found that 32% plan to cut jobs this year, while only 25% said they plan to increase staffing.

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