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CEO Confidence Index Beats Expectations From a Year Ago, Though CEOs Remain Cautious

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, stayed relatively flat in August, falling just 0.4% from July to 5.82 out of a possible 10. The Index has fallen more than 4% since June when it reached a 2-year high of 6.09, a number that had not been seen since May 2011.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Confidence Index August 13 2013
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CEO Confidence Index August 2010

Despite small gains in July, CEO confidence remains weak.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Confidence Index September 2 2010
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CEO Confidence Index August 2009

CEO Confidence Index sends positive signals

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Confidence Index September 2 2009
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CEO Confidence Index April 2010

CEO Confidence Index is Feeling the Bumpy Road to Recovery

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Confidence Index May 6 2010
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CEO Confidence Index April 2009

Business Leaders Optimistic About Economic Rebound
CEOs Agree the Republican Budget Proposal Supports More Business Growth and Job Creation

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Confidence Index May 7 2009
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CEO Confidence Falls to Grim Ten-Month Low, 5.28 out of 10

CEO confidence continued its downward spiral in July and fell to a 10-month low of 5.28 out of a possible 10. The outlook for the American workforce is grim; the unemployment rate reached 9.2% in June, and more than 45 percent of CEOs expect not to do any hiring over the next 12 months.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Confidence Index July 21 2011

CEO Confidence Falls to Grim Ten-Month Low

After plummeting more than 12 percent in June, CEO confidence continued its downward spiral in July and fell to a 10-month low of 5.28 out of a possible 10. The outlook for the American workforce is grim; the unemployment rate reached 9.2% in June, and according to the CEO Confidence Index more than 45 percent of CEOs expect not to do any hiring over the next 12 months. Another indication that business conditions aren’t going to improve anytime soon? Forty-two percent of CEOs won’t increase their capital expenditures in the next year, a 12.6% increase from June.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter July 21 2011

CEO Confidence Drops for the Second Consecutive Month; Many CEOs Believe a Change in the White House is the Only Cure to Business Woes

The CEO Confidence Index fell 3.7% in July to 5.36 out of a possible 10. The Index has fallen a whopping 11.1% from its 2012 high of 6.03 in February. The overwhelming message from CEOs: uncertainty is crippling our businesses, and we need a change in the White House to fix it.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , CEO Confidence Index July 26 2012

CEO Confidence Down 6.6% in June, Profit Expectations Drop Since January

The CEO Confidence Index dropped 6.6% in June to 5.56 out of a possible 10. The number of CEOs expecting to see increased profits over the next year has fallen 6% since the beginning of 2012.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , CEO Confidence Index June 14 2012

CEO Confidence Continues to Rise, Though Significant Employment Growth Not Expected Until 2012

Continuing its upward trend, the Index is up 1.02% from its three and a half year high in January, reaching a score of 6.39 out of a possible 10. Over 70% of the CEOs surveyed predict that business conditions will be at least ‘good’ moving forward.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Confidence Index March 15 2011

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