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Last Updated: 28 October 2014 | Next Update: February 2015



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

YPO Global Pulse offers unique insights into the global economy from YPO’s network of 22,000 CEOs in more than 125 countries, representing a broad range of business sizes and sectors. About a third of YPO members are entrepreneurs, a third run family businesses, and the rest are professional (hired) executives.

Each quarter, YPO members provide their perspectives on the overall economic climate as well as changes and expected changes in sales, employee counts and fixed investment. Here you can see their views, read select media coverage on the YPO Global Pulse and more.


A number of developments in the third quarter of 2014, including stock market turbulence, economic sanctions against Russia, escalating conflict in Iraq and Syria, unrest in Hong Kong and an emerging Ebola scare, managed to make a dent in CEO economic confidence around the world, although mostly for the short term. Outlooks for 12 months hence were not as affected.

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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