by Paul M. Donofrio, Head of Global Corporate Credit and Transaction Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
This special supplement, sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, is published at an opportune moment. For the second year in a row, CFOs interviewed for our annual CFO Outlook study show growing optimism about the US economy.
Over half of those interviewed expect the economy to expand in the coming year and 63% forecast sales growth in their own companies. While most of these mid-sized companies are looking to domestic markets, more than one third expect some of that growth to come from outside the United States.
This is good news for business, and good news for those banks, such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, who have continued to invest in building the technology, expertise and global reach to help American corporations grow successfully around the world.