The Duke/CFO Business Outlook survey is conducted quarterly. The survey polls CFOs of both public and private companies around the globe.
Be sure to check this site for second-quarter survey results on June 18.

MARCH 2008 RESULTS

48 Consecutive Quarters!

Press Release
(SURVEY: NO ECONOMIC RECOVERY EXPECTED UNTIL LATE 2009; INFLATION REACHING 3 PERCENT; CREDIT MARKETS AND COST OF LABOR ARE TOP 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
Live interview with Fuqua professor John Graham and CFO Magazine senior writer Kate O’Sullivan
March 12

National Public Radio: All Things Considered
John Graham interviewed
March 20

WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC 
Glum’s the Word for Economy – Most CFOs in Duke Survey Say U.S. in Recession
March 12

KCPW Radio, Park City, Utah
John Graham interviewed
March 12

Wall Street Journal Radio, syndicated
John Graham interviewed
March 12

WBT Radio, Charlotte, NC
Live interview with Fuqua professor John Graham
March 13

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March 2008 Podcast
Duke's Fuqua School of Business

Associated Press
Earnings Estimates May be Wishful Thinking
April 15

Also appeared in:
USA Today
Boston Globe
Washington Post
Miami Herald
Denver Post
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
AOL News
Yahoo News
Sacramento Bee
Minneapolis Star-Tribune

The New York Times
For Americans, a Bit of the Swagger is Gone
March 28

Economist
Executive Confidence: Freefall
March 25

The Wall Street Journal
Surging Exports Lighten the Gloom
March 24

Associated Press
U.S. Ponders: How Deep is Economic Abyss?
March 24

National Public Radio
Small Businesses Squeezed by Credit Crunch
March 20

Bloomberg News
Bernanke Plays 'Whac-a-Mole' with Turmoil in Markets
March 17

Wall Street Journal
Finance Chiefs are Downcast on U.S. Economic Health
March 13

Financial Times
Finance Chiefs More Gloomy
March 12

New York Times
Recession Has Already Started, CFOs Say
March 12

Reuters Newswire
U.S. Recession Has Already Started, CFOs Say
March 12

Gulf Times, Qatar
U.S. in Recession: Finance Chiefs
March 12

Bloomberg News
U.S. in Recession, No Recovery Until 2009, Finance Chiefs Say
March 12

Bloomberg News
Canadian Dollar Rises on Speculation U.S. Fed to Reduce Rates
March 12

Los Angeles Times
U.S. Already in a Recession, CFOs Believe
March 13

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
Loose Change
March 13

Financial Director, UK
CFOs Bearish on Economic Outlook
March 12

Rocky Mountain News
80% in Survey Say Recession Here or Likely
March 13

Raleigh News & Observer
Survey: CFOs Say Recession is Here, Will Last a While
March 13

CFO Magazine
Darkness Visible: CFOs See Recession Through 2009
March 12

WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC
Glum’s the Word for Economy – Most CFOs in Duke Survey Say U.S. in Recession
March 12

WTB Radio, Charlotte, NC
Live interview with Fuqua professor John Graham
March 13

San Fernando Valley Business Journal
Recession Has Started: CFOs
March 12

Baseline Magazine
U.S. Recession Has Already Started, CFOs Say
March 13

KPLC, Lake Charles, Louisiana
U.S. Recession Has Already Started, CFOs Say
March 13

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