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Survey: CEOs optimistic about Hungarian economy

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Out of 120 Hungarian CEOs surveyed, 81% said they are confident about the direction that the country’s economy is headed in the following 12 months, consulting firm Stanton Chase said today, according to Hungarian news agency MTI.

Optimism rose slightly from last year, when the Stanton Chase survey found that 80% of CEOs were optimistic about the country’s economy, the consultant reported.

The survey found that 90% of the participants felt that business last year was either acceptable, successful or very successful, according to MTI.

Some 53% of the CEOs participating in the survey said they expect this year to include growth in the sectors of industry and information and communications technology, while 44% of the respondents foresaw growth in the sectors of consumer goods and the services sector, as well as logistics, MTI reported.

Some 70% of CEOs were cited as saying they were planning hires this year, with 43% planning to hire specialists and only 15% looking to employ physical laborers.

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