b usiness optimism index qatar q1 2009
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
B usiness Optimism Index Qatar Q1 2009

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 13

B usiness Optimism Index Qatar Q1 2009 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 116 Views
  • Uploaded on

B usiness Optimism Index Qatar Q1 2009. Presented by Dun & Bradstreet Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji). Business Optimism Index. The D&B Business Optimism Index is recognized world over as a measures of the pulse of the business community

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' B usiness Optimism Index Qatar Q1 2009' - jaxon


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
b usiness optimism index qatar q1 2009

Business Optimism Index Qatar Q1 2009

Presented by Dun & BradstreetQatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji)

slide2

Business Optimism Index

  • The D&B Business Optimism Index is recognized world over as a measures of the pulse of the business community
  • Expectation survey among 500 business owners and senior executives between 9th Nov and 23rd Nov for the quarter starting Jan 2009
  • Respondents questioned on their expectations for relevant business parameters
  • Also surveyed respondents regarding current business conditions vis-à-vis: impact of global financial crisis, investment plans, primary concerns etc.
  • Hydrocarbon sector survey conducted separately
  • Provides insights into the short-term outlook of the business community on investment, sales, profit growth etc
  • Analysis of major trends, outlook and issues concerning the business community
business sentiments still healthy
Business sentiments still healthy
  • Drop from last quarter; Outlook still positive
  • Robust Sales and New Orders expectations
  • Sharp drop in Selling Price Index
growth momentum intact
Growth momentum intact

Volume of Sales

New Orders

  • Demand levels expected to remain firm
  • Trading and Manufacturing units expect a strong quarter ahead
  • Sentiments in Finance and Real Estate sector hit by liquidity concerns
profitability expectations modest
Profitability expectations modest

%

  • Trade, Transport & Hotels sector most upbeat
  • Positive sentiments in the Manufacturing and Real Estate sector
  • Financial enterprises treading cautiously
cautious about costs
Cautious about costs

New Employees

Level of stock

  • New employment creation expected to pace down
  • Most new jobs in Trade, Transport and Hotels sector
  • Inventories expected to stay at last quarter levels
downward pressure on prices
Downward pressure on prices
  • Significant drop in Selling Price Index across sectors
  • Majority keep their selling prices at last quarter levels
slide8

Oil and Gas Sector

  • Energy Sector sentiments nosedive
  • Bleak Selling Price and Profits outlook
  • No new employment generation in the sector
will global financial crisis affect business
Will global financial crisis Affect business?

Oil and Gas Sector

Non Hydrocarbon Sector

  • Global spread of the financial crisis hits confidence
  • Energy sector impacted most
  • One third of the non hydrocarbon economy feels pinched too
holding back new investments
Holding back new Investments

Cost of Capital

Investment Plans

  • Divided outlook for the cost of capital
  • 49% units plan no Investments in the next quarter
  • Trade, Transport and Hotels sector continues to expand operations
business concerns
Business Concerns

Non Hydrocarbon Sector

Oil and Gas Sector

  • Escalation in costs considered a major roadblock
  • Drop in global oil prices poses a serious concern for the oil and gas sector
  • Market volatility and competition cited as other business concerns
slide12

Outlook for Q1 2009

  • Global Recession poses challenges to the Economy
  • Businesses expect to withstand the crisis with govt. support
  • Moderate growth in demand and profitability levels
  • Business units cautious regarding new commitment in light of market uncertainties
  • Inflationary pressures to ease
ad