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CFO SignalsTM: 2014 Q3 Results

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CFO Signals™: 2014 Q3

Signs of positive momentum

The quarter's survey results show growing confidence among CFOs that their companies will be able to make the adjustments necessary to survive and thrive in the near and longer term.

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Learn why we are seeing growing confidence among CFOs.

Mixed messages have been a fixture in our survey findings for the better part of a year. While CFOs have been mostly optimistic about the trajectory of the global economy and their own companies’ prospects, their expectations for sales, earnings, investment, and hiring have been on a mostly downward trend.

Last quarter, substantial improvements in CFOs’ year-over-year growth expectations seemed to suggest a possible reversal in momentum. But tepid growth expectations among U.S. CFOs, rising pessimism among Manufacturing CFOs, and declining perceptions of global economic health provided dampening counterpoints.

This quarter’s findings appear to build foremost on last quarter’s positive momentum. And they seem to make the strongest case yet for the sustained economic acceleration that has previously been so elusive.  

CFO Signals™: 2014 Q3

A growing confidence among CFOs that their companies will be able to make the adjustments necessary to survive and thrive in the near and longer term.

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Explore the report's key findings.

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