Despite the slowdown this year of the economic recovery, financial professionals surveyed by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants believe that business conditions in the U.S. are improving, but they worry about conditions abroad.

The survey by the ACCA and IMA of 2,700 professional accountants found that growth across the world's most developed economies stalled again, and the global economy remains fragile.  China’s slowing economy dominated the survey findings, although ACCA and the IMA emphasized that there are few signs of the hard landing feared by many commentators. Both confidence and investment showed signs of decline, despite increasing business opportunities.

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