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Fidelity Analyst Survey 2018
20 February 2018

This year's survey paints a vivid picture of a world where companies are confidently investing for the future, paying their workers more and rewarding shareholders. Is this ‘As good as it gets,’ as Grethe Schepers, editor of the survey, asks?

The forecasts in this report are based not on macro-economic data but on what corporates are actually doing, and what bosses tell our team of equity and credit analysts in the 16,000 meetings they hold around the world every year.

This is the eighth year of the survey and we've been right before. Read, watch and listen to what one of the largest teams of analysts in the industry has to report in this edition of Fidelity Answers.

- Richard Edgar, Editor in Chief

In depth in eight minutes: what the Fidelity Analyst Survey reveals

Capex, China and ESG feature highly as the global sentiment indicator ticks up.

As good as it gets: corporate sentiment rises to new highs

Company executives are the most optimistic they've been in five years, reports Fidelity’s 2018 Analyst Survey.

On the ground in China: automation and higher wages

Neil Gough explores a Chinese warehouse adapting to the future.

ESG enters the boardroom

For the first time, a majority of analysts find their companies are taking ESG more seriously, according to the Fidelity Analyst Survey.

The return of capex: growth across all sectors and regions

We expect CEOs to spend on adding capacity, deepening digitisation or embarking on renovation of plant and machinery.