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Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.

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Business Roundtable released the Q2 2016 CEO Economic Outlook Survey. Capex & hiring expectations are up, but GDP outlook remains weak.

For the fourth quarter in a row, CEO expectations on the economy remain mixed, indicating an economy performing below its potential, according to the Business Roundtable first quarter 2016 CEO Economic Outlook Survey, released today.

According to BRT's Q4 CEO Economic Outlook Survey, CEOs expressed growing caution about the U.S. economy’s near-term prospects and indicated they are moderating their plans for capital investment over the next six months for the third quarter in a row.

Survey Reveals Dampened Expectations for Sales, Capital Spending and Hiring

Survey Reveals Slower Sales and GDP Growth Expectations

2015 GDP of 2.8% -- Up Slightly, but Below Economy’s Full Potential; More Optimistic on Sales and Investment Next 6 Months. CEOs say Congressional Action on Trade Would Boost U.S. Jobs, Competitiveness, Economic Growth

The BRT fourth quarter 2014 CEO Economic Outlook Index declined moderately from the third quarter, with capital spending declining the most. CEOs were also asked to identify the two most significant factors holding back increased U.S. investment spending. In response, CEOs said that U.S. tax policy and regulatory issues are limiting U.S. investment spending.

Results of Business Roundtable’s (BRT) fourth quarter 2013 CEO Economic Outlook Survey show a modest uptick in CEO expectations for the economy over the next six months, with expectations for sales, capital expenditures and hiring increasing from the third quarter of 2013.

Results from the Business Roundtable’s second quarter 2014 CEO Economic Outlook Survey show CEOs expect 2014 GDP growth of 2.3 percent, representing below-normal growth compared to past economic recoveries, and well below the economy’s potential.

Results from the Business Roundtable’s first quarter 2014 CEO Economic Outlook Survey show a moderate uptick in CEO expectations for hiring, sales and capital expenditures and some improvement in the Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Index.

Results of Business Roundtable’s (BRT) fourth quarter 2013 CEO Economic Outlook Survey show a modest uptick in CEO expectations for the economy over the next six months, with expectations for sales, capital expenditures and hiring increasing from the third quarter of 2013.

Results of Business Roundtable’s (BRT) third quarter 2013 CEO Economic Outlook Survey show a small decline in CEO economic expectations for expansion over the next six months. Overall CEO expectations for the U.S. economy dropped modestly in the third quarter, as reflected in the composite Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Index.

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