Global economic conditions survey report: Q1, 2015

The Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS), carried out jointly by ACCA and IMA, is the largest regular economic survey of accountants in the world, in both the number of respondents and the range of economic variables it monitors. Its main indices are good predictors of GDP growth in the OECD countries and daily trend deviations correlate well with the VIX or ‘fear’ index, which measures expected stock price volatility.


Fieldwork for the Q1 2015 GECS took place between 27 February and 17 March 2015, and attracted over 900 responses from ACCA and IMA members around the world; over a third of whom were senior finance professionals, including just under 100 CFOs.