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

DECEMBER 2010 RESULTS

59 Consecutive Quarters!

Press Release
(CFO SURVEY: OUTLOOK IMPROVES, SPENDING AND EMPLOYMENT TREND UPWARD) [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 and China [html file]

 

 

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Survey Director, John Graham, Finance Professor, Duke University

Kate Sullivan discusses CFO Survey on MSNBC.comMSNBC - Jansing & Co.
December 14
Interview with Kate O’Sullivan

WUNC Public Radio
December 15
Interview with Kate O’Sullivan

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December 2010 Podcast
Duke's Fuqua School of Business

Zawya Dow Jones News
February 6
Global CFO Survey Reveals Optimism About Business Outlook for 2011
Also published by Emirates News Agency, Business Intelligence – Middle East, Khaleej Times, Arab News, Gulf Daily News Online, Times of Oman, Jordan Directions, Saudi Gazette, Daily Mail

Wall Street Journal
February 11
Higher Pay Gains Seen for 2011

Pakistan Daily Mail
February 2
Most CFOs Upbeat on 2011 Business Outlook
Also published in Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates)

Trade Arabia News Service
February 6
Firms to Raise Spending, Jobs Finds CFO Survey
Also published in Alrroya Aleqtissadiya (United Arab Emirates)

Wall Street Journal.com
December 15
Stocks Touch 2-Year Highs; Bonds Suffer

International Business Times – Hong Kong
December 15
Duke Survey Shows CFOs Brimming with Confidence in 2011

Barrons.com
December 14
CFOs Cautiously Optimistic About 2011

iStockAnalyst
December 15
CFO Optimism On Rise Again

Raleigh News & Observer
December 14
CFO, CEO Views Brighten for 2011

Triangle Business Journal
December 14
CFOs Plan to Boost Payrolls, Duke Study Finds

CFO Magazine
December 14
CFO Outlook: Onward and Upward

Durham Herald Sun
December 15
CFO Optimism on Rise Again

 
The American Independent
December 14
Corporations See Brighter Economy, But NC Workers Face Grim Job Market

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