Members expect a modest 2% growth in the global economy in 2015. Respondents in Europe are generally more optimistic about global economic growth than those in the Americas and Asia Pacific, where there are stronger concerns about developed economies weakening further and political instability.
Member estimates for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in their local markets vary widely.
Expected GDP growth rate for local markets in 2015
The United States and China are the top picks for equity market performance in the coming year, as was the case in the 2014 survey, this year followed by India and Russia.
Over the 15 months from 1 October 2014 to 31 December 2015, the S&P 500 index is expected to increase 4.8%, the EuroStoxx 50 by 1.9%, and the Nikkei 225 by 1.6%. Survey respondents predict the US 30-year Treasury bond yield to be 3.46%, up from 3.21% at 30 September 2014.
Compare global and local data about what could move markets in 2015
Compare the most pressing ethical issues in 2015 across local and global markets