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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.

DECEMBER 2013 RESULTS

71 Consecutive Quarters!

Press Releases
CFO SURVEY: AFFORDABLE CARE ACT COULD CURTAIL HIRING [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]
Summary of Results in Japanese [pdf]
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]
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]
Results Summary [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

CBS Moneywatch

Wall Street Journal Marketwatch

Wall Street Journal – CFO Journal

Huffington Post

CFO Magazine

Boston Business Journal

Triangle Business Journal

News and Observer

Estado de Sao Paulo

Semana Economica

Valor Econômico

O Globo

Folha Vitoria

DAF Magazine

Kluwer Financieel Management

Accountancy Nieuws

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