Duke / CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey Of March 13 – Notable Aspects

On March 13 the March Duke/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey (pdf) was released.  It contains a variety of statistics regarding how CFOs view business and economic conditions.

In this CFO Survey, I found the following to be the most notable excerpts:

The survey, which concluded March 8, also revealed significant concerns about the U.S. economy. Despite improvements in confidence, CFOs consider there to be a 33 percent chance the U.S. will slip back into recession in the next 12 months.


The U.S. Business Optimism Index rebounded this quarter to 55 on a scale from 0 to 100, above last quarter’s reading of 51 but still below the long-run average optimism of 59. U.S. optimism is above Europe’s reading of 53 but trails optimism in Asia (62.) Latin American CFOs are the most optimistic in the world (69, up from 66 last quarter.)

The CFO survey contains the Optimism Index chart, showing U.S. Optimism (with regard to the economy) at 55, as seen below:

Duke CFO Optimism 3-13-13


Please Note – The above is abstracted from the EconomicGreenfield.com (published by StratX, LLC) post of March 18, 2013, titled “March 2013 Duke/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey – Notable Excerpts


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