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Global CFO Signals provides highlights of recent CFO survey results from Deloitte member firms. It includes opinions on a range of areas including the economic outlook, financial markets business trends, their organisations and CFO careers.

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2014 Q3 Global CFO Signals

In the Q3 edition of Global CFO Signals, uncertainty is on the rise in several of the 15 surveys featured, and geopolitical risks are giving companies pause.

“From a CFO’s perspective, such geopolitical uncertainties weigh on growth and investment prospects, particularly in Europe, which is in danger of falling into recession again,” notes Ira Kalish, Chief Global Economist for Deloitte.

Still, there is plenty of positive news to report.  

2014 Q3 Global CFO Signals report

2014 Q2 Global CFO Signals

Little wonder that in many of the 11 country reports in this edition of Global CFO Signals, finance chiefs are reporting sustained optimism, a healthy risk appetite, and expansionary tactics.

“From a CFO’s perspective, conditions have been consistently favorable in many of the countries reporting, with the U.S. being the sweet spot,” notes Ira Kalish, Chief Global Economist for Deloitte. Understandably, he adds, “business has been looking at the positives and taking advantage while they can.”

To learn more, download the 2014 Q2 Global CFO Signals report. 

2014 Q2 Global CFO Signals report

2014 Q1 Global CFO Signals

Those are some of the takeaways from the 15 country reports in this edition of Global CFO Signals. Little wonder that finance executives worldwide are reporting sustained – and in some cases, increasing – optimism.

“Many of the factors that previously drove uncertainty— such as the budget issues in the U.S. and the eurozone crisis—are all gone for now,” notes Ira Kalish, Chief Global Economist for Deloitte. “And many of the current drivers—such as the Russian situation—just do not have the same economic impact.”

To learn more, download the 2014 Q1 Global CFO Signals report.  

2014 Q1 Global CFO Signals report
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