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CEOs back to pre-pandemic levels of confidence, KPMG survey shows

The bosses of the world’s biggest companies are back to their pre-pandemic levels of confidence in the global economy’s prospects and most expect to make acquisitions to boost growth, a survey showed on Wednesday. While uncertainty remained due to the Delta variant of COVID-19, 60% of corporate leaders were confident about the global economy over the next three years, up from 42% in a similar survey in early 2021, accountancy firm KPMG said. “Despite the continued uncertainty around the pandemic, CEOs are increasingly confident that the global economy is coming back strong,” Bill Thomas, KPMG’s global chairman and chief executive, said.