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The only CEO economic sentiment indicator to span the globe on a quarterly basis.

The Global Pulse survey gathers the perspectives of YPO members around the globe regarding the overall economic climate in their region, as well as expected changes in business sales, employment and investment. » Learn more


Last Updated: 3 November 2015 | Next Update: February 2016

3Q 2015, October Results

The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index declined 2.8 points worldwide from 60.9 to 58.1 in 3Q 2015. That is the fifth consecutive quarterly decline and its lowest level in four years. While the previous declines were modest, the October 2015 drop was more pronounced as a result of concerns about slower growth in China, falling commodity prices, jittery stock markets, and increases in interest rates by the Federal Reserve.

Overall economic confidence of the survey participants on a scale of 0-100, with 50 being neutral
Level of confidence of the survey participants that sales will increase over the next 12 months (0-100 scale, with 50 being neutral)
Level of confidence of the survey participants that their total number of employees will increase over the next 12 months (0-100 scale, with 50 being neutral)
Level of confidence of the survey participants that they will increase capital spending over the next 12 months (0-100 scale, with 50 being neutral)
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Regional Findings - 3Q 2015

Most recent quarter results, compared to last year

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Expected results one year from now, compared to today

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Future Global Pulse survey results will be announced in February 2016, May 2016 and August 2016.

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