Sunday 03, March 2013 by Robin Amlôt

Lies, damned lies... and laughable statistics

Surveys have a tendency to bring out the schoolboy in me. I can’t help it. It’s just that some of the numbers that get generated make me giggle. I’m sorry. Let me give you an example from PwC’s 16th annual Global CEO Survey. According to the survey results for banking and capital markets CEOs, 54 per cent see lack of trust in the industry as a threat to growth. So what?