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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.
76 Consecutive Quarters!

MARCH 2015 RESULTS

Press Release
CFO Survey: Wage Hikes Expected; Strong Dollar Will Dampen U.S. Exports [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 (Africa) [pdf]

Optimism Index

Optimism Graph
Detailed Results
United States Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location,etc.) [zip]
Canada Laurier Logo Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location,etc.) [zip]
Europe Tias 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 [pdf]
Asia
(including China and Japan)
Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location,etc.) [zip]
Latin America FVG Logo Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar Ecuador Logo Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location, etc.) [zip]
Ecuador Topline (overall averages, etc.) [rtf]
Results Summary ( Portuguese / Spanish / English) [pptx]
Africa Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location, etc.) [zip]
Africa Summary [pps]

 

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

Financial Times (paywall)

O Estado de S. Paulo (paywall)

ChinaDaily

Pulso

Wall Street Journal

CBS Moneywatch

CNN Money

Bloomberg

CBS Moneywatch

Semana Economica

Triangle Business Journal

CFO Magazine

Huffington Post

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