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

MARCH 2009 RESULTS

52 Consecutive Quarters!

Press Release
(CFO SURVEY: HISTORIC RECESSION TO LAST ANOTHER 14 MONTHS; 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]
Industry Analysis New! | Industry Liquidity Analysis New!

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]

 

 

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Survey Director, John Graham, Finance Professor, Duke University

MSNBC
March 5, 2009

WTVD, Raleigh/Durham
March 4, 2009
Duke conducts survey on recession

WRAL (Raleigh/Durham)
March 4, 2009
No Economic Recovery Until 2010, Most Corporate Finance Officers Say

Radio 1, Netherlands
March 5, 2009
Recession’s End in Sight

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December 2008 Podcast
Duke's Fuqua School of Business

The Economist
Dead-Cat Bounce?
March 11, 2009

Wall Street Journal
Lean Factories Find it Hard to Cut Jobs Even in a Slump
March 9, 2009

Financial Times
March 4, 2009
European CFOs More Pessimistic About Recovery

Wall Street Journal
March 4, 2009
Survey: US CFOs See Recession Lasting Another 14 Months

CNNMoney
March 4, 2009
China to the Rescue

Reuters Newswire
March 4, 2009
Global CFOs See Recession Lasting into 2010: Poll

CFO Magazine
March 4, 2009
Business Outlook Survey: Bottom Dwellers

Economic Times of India
March 4, 2009
Global CFOs See Recession Lasting into 2010

Sacramento Business Journal
March 4, 2009
Study: CFOs See No Recovery Until 2010

Also published in:
Nashville Business Journal
Triangle Business Journal (Raleigh/Durham)
Atlanta Business Journal

Raleigh News & Observer
March 4, 2009
CFOs Offer Gloomy Outlook for 2009

MSN Money
CFOs See No Recovery Until 2010, Duke Study Says
March 4, 2009

Guardian UK
CFOs Expect Recession to Last Another 13 to 16 Months
March 4, 2009

The Malaysia Star
CFOs Expect Downturn to Last into 2010
March 6, 2009

Financial Express
Managing in the Fog
March 6, 2009

Alibaba News Channel
Global CFOs See Recession Lasting into 2010
March 6, 2009

Pacific Business News
Study: CFOs See No Recovery Until 2010
March 5, 2009

Business Spectator
CFOs See Global Recession Lasting into 2010
March 5, 2009

Buffalo Business First
CFOs See No Recovery Until 2010
March 4, 2009

Economy May be Back on Track in 2010
de Volkskrant, Netherlands
March 5, 2009

Recession Deepening
De Telegraaf, Netherlands
March 4, 2009
Also published in:
Controllers Magazine
De Ondernemer

Economy in 2010, on the Edge
Welingelichte Kringen, Netherlands
March 6, 2009

Recession to End in 2010
Rost Pluspost, Netherlands
March 5, 2009

PressText, Germany
European Firms Shed Jobs with Each Passing Day
March 6, 2009

Finance Chiefs’ Outlook Dark
Manager-Magazin
March 4, 2009

Valor, Brazil
European Executives Still Pessimistic on Economic Recovery
March 10, 2009

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