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As business managers consider ways to spur growth in a lackluster global environment, they are looking to mergers and acquisitions – buying – as well as to informal alliances – bonding with other firms – to achieve their goals. EY’s 2016 Global Capital Confidence Barometer summarizes the strategies of senior executives around the world. getAbstract recommends this informative report, packed with useful graphs and charts, to corporate and financial leaders interested in seeing which industries are likely to see M&A action and which favor more fluid relationships.

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A survey of global executives who lead publicly and privately held firms in 18 sectors of the economy reports on trends in corporate strategies. Some 48% of respondents see a stable environment of slow long-term growth. With no strong impetus for global economic advancement on the horizon, corporate leaders are increasingly focused on mergers and acquisition activity and are undertaking alliances with other enterprises to achieve growth. Oil and gas, consumer products, power and utilities, life sciences, and manufacturing are some of the industries in which more than 50% of executives surveyed are actively...

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