Privately held businesses: optimism emerges but uncertainty prevails

The IBR 2010 Global overview report provides a complete summary of this year's survey results, focusing on each topic covered in IBR 2010: economic climate, business indicators, constraints, raising finance, stress, employment, M&A, tax and IFRS for SMEs.

This year’s research, the 18th in the series, coincided with signs of a recovery in the global economy as massive stimulus packages and looser monetary policy measures helped restore consumer confidence and supported the re-emergence of global trade. However, whilst the recovery has been strong and swift in some economies, most noticeably in emerging Asian economies, it has been slow and patchy in others, where fears of a double-dip recession have not gone away.

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