Company managers in Hungary were more optimistic in December with regard to the economic outlook of both the country and their companies than in September, a survey by Deloitte shows.
40% of the Hungarian respondents said they expected the economy to recover in the next six months, compared to just 25.8% in September.
The survey, which covered managers of big companies in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, shows companies are planning to spend more on purchasing capital goods - a positive sign from the point of view of the companies' growth and expansion.
One-third of those surveyed said they expected to invest more in capital goods over the next 12 months, compared to only 18.5% who said they expected to do so in September.
Hungarian companies were among the most optimistic with regard to sales prospects, with 63.3% of the respondents expecting growing sales revenue in the 18 months ahead, 18 percentage-points more than in September.
In Hungary, 56.7% of the companies surveyed said they could get a loan if needed, an increase of 21 percentage points from the previous survey. (MTI-Econews)