The Duke/CFO Business Outlook survey is conducted quarterly. The survey polls CFOs of both public and private companies around the globe.

September 2007 RESULTS

Press Release
(SURVEY: CFO OPTIMISM PLUNGES TO RECORD LOW; CAPITAL SPENDING AND HIRING TO STAGNATE; CONSUMERS, WAGES AND CREDIT MARKETS ARE BIG CONCERNS) [pdf format]

Summary of Key Results
Tables of Key Numbers [pdf file]
Tables of Key Numbers (Europe) [pdf file]
Tables of Key Numbers (Asia not including China) [pdf file]
Tables of Key Numbers (China) [pdf file]

Detailed Results
United States Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf file]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location,etc.) [zip file]
Europe Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf file]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location, etc.) [zip file]
Asia (not including China) Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf file]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location, etc.) [zip file]
China Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf file]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location, etc.) [zip file]

Actual Survey Questions

United States [html file]
Europe [html file]
Asia (not including China) [html file]
China [html file]

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Survey Director, John Graham, Finance Professor, Duke University

CNBC - Closing Bell
John Graham
September 11, 2007

CNBC
Credit Concerns Spreading
September 11, 2007

CNBC Europe
Janet Kersnar, Editor of CFO Europe magazine
September 14, 2007

KCPW/KPCW (NPR affiliate in Park City/Salt Lake City, Utah)
Interview with John Graham on Mid-day Utah show
September 18, 2007

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September 2007 Podcast
Duke's Fuqua School of Business

Washington Post
November 7, 2007

New York Times
Lower Rates May Not Cure Credit Ills
September 14, 2007
Available for viewing via subscription

Wall Street Journal
New CFO Survey Indicates More Feel Credit Squeeze
September 11, 2007

Financial Times
Only 9% of US Companies Keen to Adopt IRFS – Survey
September 12, 2007

Also published on MSNBC’s web site

FinancialTimes.com
UK Business Learns to Tighten its Belt
September 14, 2007

International Herald Tribune
Calling Dr. Bernanke
September 13, 2007

Conde Nast Portfolio.com
Financial Chiefs: Glum and Glummer
September 12, 2007

Kansas City Star
Economic Slowdown Calls for Real Cut in Interest Rates
September 13, 2007

PM Financial Times (Sweden)
No link available
September 12, 2007

InformationWeek.com
CEOs Fear Credit Crunch Could Pinch Other Sectors
September 12, 2007

Reuters
CEOs Fear Credit Crunch Could Pinch Other Sectors
September 12, 2007

Bloomberg News
U.S. Financial Chiefs Hold Gloomiest Outlook Since Last Recession
September 11, 2007

Also published in the Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

Agence France Presse
CFO Optimism Plunges Amid Market Turbulence : Survey
September 11, 2007

CFO Magazine
CFOs’ Optimism Plummets to Six-Year Low
September 11, 2007

Chief Executive Magazine
CEOs and CFOs
September 11, 2007

Raleigh News & Observer
Hiring Optimism High in Triangle
September 12, 2007

BusinessWeek
Chief Executive Worries
October 22, 2007

Chicago Tribune Credit Crisis Casts a Pall on Capital Spending Plans
October 12 , 2007

Financial Week
Business Investment Growth Slows
October 29, 2007

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