While all eyes are currently on the disruptive forces swirling through the Middle East, that is not the only region where people are beginning to anticipate big changes ahead. In "Business Leaders See Eurozone Break-Up," the Financial Times highlights a surprisingly lopsided poll about the future of the world's largest economy.
More than four out of five senior executives, or 85 per cent, said there was a chance of this happening, while two in three, or 60 per cent, said there was a chance the eurozone would break-up over the next three years.
The survey of 461 senior executives from leading companies, investment banks, hedge funds and sovereign wealth funds in Europe, the US and Asia highlights the grave concerns over the future of the eurozone, as policymakers consider reforms to tackle the problems of the indebted countries on the currency club’s periphery.
The poll, commissioned by RBC Capital markets and conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, singled out rising concerns over the build up of public debt in Europe and the US.