An index that measures companies’ judgements of the overall health of their businesses has suggested an improved assessment for the current situation, according to a survey conducted on several Polish employers, Pracodawcy RP (Employers Association of Poland) stated in a press release. The December survey on the Optimism Index for Entrepreneurs collected a value of 92.4 points, compared to a score of 90.5 points in November.
However, the same survey indicated a slight deterioration in the businesses’ collective assessment of the future situation, as this score fell to 84.3 points, from 85.4 points in November.
“For the first time since July 2016, there has been increase in the overall assessment of the current business situation. At the same time, December was the fifth consecutive month in which the second main component of the index, which reflects the expectations in view of the coming half-year, decreased,” the press release stated. Also, the report claimed that many businesses felt that an uncertain regulatory environment and the unstable exchange rate of the Polish currency were negative factors.
However, according to the survey, there was a positive sign when it came to future plans for the amount of investment among the businesses surveyed. “More businesses want to increase their investment rather than reducing them,” the authors of the report stated.