The YPO Global Pulse survey gathers the perspectives of YPO members around the globe regarding the overall current economic climate in their region, as well as expected changes in sales, employee counts and fixed investment affecting their businesses. » Learn more
Last Updated: 9 August 2016 | Next Update: November 2016
The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index experienced a modest increase globally of 1.4 points from 58.3 in 1Q 2016 to 59.7. The erosion of confidence that began in the second half of 2014 and continued through the early part of 2016 appears to have slowed. In the United States, economic confidence rose 1.2 points from 59.6 in 1Q 2016 to 60.8. For business leaders in Canada, economic confidence made a significant rebound, increasing 5.4 points from 54.5 in 1Q 2016 to 59.9. Economic confidence in Latin America experienced a significant increase of 3.6 points from 50.8 in 1Q 2016 to 54.4, with the oil-exporting countries of Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador reporting substantial jumps in confidence. In the European Union, economic confidence declined 3.1 points in 2Q 2016, from 61.6 to 58.5, on the heels of the decision for Britain to exit the EU. Economic confidence in the United Kingdom experienced a steep drop of 5.0 points from 62.9 in 1Q 2016 to 57.9 in the following quarter. Confidence in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) remained stable in 2Q 2016, increasing just 0.3 point from 55.6 in 1Q 2016 to 55.9. However, confidence jumped almost 5 points, from 52.2 in 1Q 2016 to 57.1, among the oil-exporting Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The YPO Global Pulse index for Asia climbed 2.9 points in 2Q 2016 to 62.9. The increase in confidence was led by India, where confidence rose 1.6 points from 66.4 in 1Q 2016 to 68.0. Confidence in China dropped 1.8 points to 62.2, and Japan remained stable with a slight dip of 0.3 point.
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