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 first-quarter survey results in March.

DECEMBER 2008 RESULTS

51 Consecutive Quarters!

Press Release
(CFO SURVEY: HISTORIC RECESSION TO LAST ANOTHER YEAR; EARNINGS, CAPITAL SPENDING, AND EMPLOYMENT EXPECTED TO DROP IN 2009) [pdf format]

Summary of Key Results
Tables of Key Numbers (US) [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 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
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]

Analysis Using Aggregated Survey Response Data

04Q8 Industry Analysis

 

 

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Survey Director, John Graham, Finance Professor, Duke University

CNBC Europe
Dec. 10, 2008
European CFOs in Crisis Mode


CNBC Asia
Concerns weighing on Asian CFOs' minds
Dec. 10, 2008

CNN Radio
December 11

NPR
How Low Has the Economy Sunk?
December 6, 2008

More...

December 2008 Podcast
Duke's Fuqua School of Business

The Economist
Feb. 26, 2009
Managing in the Fog

USA Today
December 22
Forecasters Share Predictions for Economy's Outlook in 2009

Wall Street Journal
December 11
Executives Are Grim on Economy

Wall Street Journal
December 11
Around World, Finance Chiefs Sport Frowns

Financial Times (U.K.)
December 10
Financial chiefs take pessimistic view on economy

Economist
Nasty, brutish, and long
Dec. 10, 2008

CNN Money
December 10
CFOs:  Recession to Last Another Year

The Straits Times
December 11
Asia’s CFOs more pessimistic

Inside Futures
December 10
The Stock Index Report

RGE Monitor
December 11
U.S. EconoMonitor

Finfacts
December 11
Market News Thursday:  International
(Also in iStockAnalysis, December 10)

News & Observer
December 10
CFO Survey Reflects Economic Gloom

News & Observer
December 10
Bottom line for CFOs:  ‘09 looks Bad 
(Also in The Charlotte Observer, December 12)

Portland Business Journal (OR)
December 10

ABC 13 (Raleigh, NC)
December 10

PhysOrg
December 10

TechJournal South (SE)
December 10

AScribe
December 10

MyNC
December 10

Durham Herald Sun
December 10

Media Newswire
December 11

CFO Asia Magazine
December 2008

Hong Kong Economic Times
December 16

Dow Jones China
December 12

Agentschap Belga – Belgium
December 11

El Cronista Comercial – Spain
December 11

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