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Industry Report Card: Why European Business Services Companies Should Hold Up Through Economic Uncertainty Jan 12
Standard & Poors, January 2012
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services is cautious about the likely performance of European business services providers this year. The ongoing sovereign debt crisis in Europe, coupled with a weak economic outlook for the U.S., means growth in two important markets for European business services companies will likely be lackluster in 2012. Indeed, our latest macroeconomic forecast is for a mild recession in Europe during the first half of the year. Outside of Europe and the U.S., economic conditions in the Middle East and in Asia Pacific remain variable and many of our larger business services issuers are turning their attention to higher growth emerging markets such as Brazil, India, China, and Australia. In 2012, we expect these companies to accelerate...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Sodexo,Adecco S.A.,Experian Finance PLC,Securitas AB,Compass Group PLC,Rentokil Initial PLC,ISS A/S,G4S PLC,Exova Group Ltd.,Edenred S.A.,Alba Group PLC & Co. KG,RAC Finance (Holdings) Ltd.
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Sodexo,Adecco S.A.,Experian Finance PLC,Securitas AB,Compass Group PLC,Rentokil Initial PLC,ISS A/S,G4S PLC,Exova Group Ltd.,Edenred S.A.,Alba Group PLC & Co. KG,RAC Finance (Holdings) Ltd.