LOS ANGELES Jan 24 Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) has
not seen any "significant spillover" from the slowing U.S.
economy, which has rattled stock markets and prompted other big
technology companies to trim forecasts, Chief Financial Officer
Chris Liddell said on Thursday.
"We have not seen any significant spillover from an
economic slowdown in the U.S.," Liddell said in a conference
call with analysts.
Liddell said that while a risk of such a slowdown exists,
the company has not seen any evidence of a downturn in its
business. He also noted Microsoft gets 60 percent of its
business from countries outside the United States, and that
overall global software spending is healthy.
Microsoft on Thursday posted strong fiscal second-quarter
results and boosted forecasts for its current fiscal year
ending in June.
(Reporting by Lisa Baertlein and Daisuke Wakabayashi; Editing
by Braden Reddall)