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 third-quarter survey results on September 10.

JUNE 2008 RESULTS

49 Consecutive Quarters!

Press Release
(CFO SURVEY: ECONOMY NOT EXPECTED TO REBOUND UNTIL SUMMER 2009; LAYOFFS EXPECTED; INFLATION INCREASING) [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]

Optimism Diffusion Index


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

WNCN-TV, Raleigh, NC

WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC
June 18
CFOs: Economy Recovery Still a Year Away

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June 2008 Podcast
Duke's Fuqua School of Business

Wall Street Journal
July 21
Businesses Feel Pinch of Tighter Lending

New York Times
June 18
Pessimism in the Executive Suite

Economist.com
June 23

Dow Jones News Wire
June 19
Higher Prices Drive Pessimism of Global Execs - Surveys

Associated Press
June 25
Stagflation Fears Challenge Fed

CNN.com
June 18
Economic Rebound a Year Away, Executives Say

Wall Street Journal
June 18
CEOs Predict Tough Times for the Economy

New York Times
June 18
FedEx Forecast Bodes Ill for U.S. Profit Outlook

Reuters News Wire
June 18
Corporate America Taking Grimmer View of the Economy
Reprinted in:
New York Times
Forbes
YahooNews
AOL News
San Diego Union Tribune
Earth Times
SmartPros.com
The Boston Globe

iStockAnalyst.com
June 24
Inflation: Pass it Through

Austin Business Journal
June 18
CFO Study: Recession Could Be Worst in 30 Years

CFO Magazine
June 18
CFOs' Fuel Fears Rise to Join Consumer Worries

New York Sun
June 19
Market Opinion Grim as Dow Dips Below 12,000

Raleigh News & Observer
June 18
Finance Chiefs Predict Gloomy Year

Raleigh News & Observer
June 19
CFOs Don’t Expect Quick Turnaround

Charlotte Observer
June 19
CFO Survey Has Bleak Predictions

The Business Journal
June 18
Duke CFO Study: Recession Could Be Worst in 30 Years

Durham Herald Sun
June 19
CFOs: Recovery Won’t Start Until 2009

Silicon Valley Business Journal
June 19
CFO Study: Recession Could Be Worst in 30 Years

Sacramento Business Journal
June 19
CFO Study: Recession Could Be Worst in 30 Years

East Bay Business Times
June 19
CFO Study: Recession Could Be Worst in 30 Years

Business Journal of Jacksonville
June 19
Duke CFO Study: Recession Could Be Worst in 30 Years

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