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The Duke/CFO Business Outlook survey is conducted quarterly. The survey polls CFOs of both public and private companies around the globe.
Named by International Strategy and Investment (ISI) as one of the 15 most important leading economic indicators.

MARCH 2014 RESULTS

72 Consecutive Quarters!

Press Releases
CFO SURVEY: $10 MINIMUM WAGE WOULD KILL A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF JOBS [pdf]

 

Summary of Key Results
Tables of Key Numbers (US) [pdf]
Tables of Key Numbers (Europe) [pdf]
Tables of Key Numbers (China) [pdf]
Tables of Key Numbers (Japan) [pdf]
Tables of Key Numbers (Asia all except Japan) [pdf]
Tables of Key Numbers (Latin America) [pdf]
Tables of Key Numbers (Brazil) [pdf]
Tables of Key Numbers (Africa) [pdf]

Optimism Index

Optimism Graph 1

Optimism Graph 2


Detailed Results
United States Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location,etc.) [zip]
EuropeTias Nimbas Logo Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location, etc.) [zip]
China Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location,etc.) [zip]
Japanese Sponsors LogosJapan Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location,etc.) [zip]
Japan Results Summary
Asia (including China, not including Japan) Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location,etc.) [zip]
Latin America FVG Logo Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location, etc.) [zip]
Results Summary ( Portuguese / Spanish / English) [pptx]
Expanded Latin American Summary – English [pptx]
Brazil FVG Logo Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location,etc.) [zip]
Africa Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location, etc.) [zip]
Africa Business Outlook [pptx]

 

Actual Questions

 

 

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Survey Director, John Graham, Finance Professor, Duke University

Recent Media Coverage
Podcasts

iTunes Podcast Collection
Duke's Fuqua School of Business

Print/Online

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News

Huffington Post

Pulso

La Estrella

The News & Observer

The Triangle Business Journal

North Carolina News Network

FonkOnline

Managers Online

Pacific Business News

The Topeka Capital-Journal

Patheos Blog

Accountant.nl

Cash Cow

The News & Observer

The Triangle Business Journal

North Carolina News Network

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