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5 May 2014 YPO Release Latin America

CEO business confidence in Brazil dropped 2.4 points to 55.2 in the first quarter of 2014, continuing a steady four-year decline in economic optimism. In October 2010, the YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for Brazil stood at 74.4, nearly 20 points higher than where it is today.

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1 May 2014 YPO Release Asia

The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for Asia remained essentially unchanged after two consecutive quarters of gains, with deterioration in some countries largely offset by improvements in others, resulting in a mere 0.2-point decline in confidence to 63.4 for the region. This reading is firmly in optimistic territory and slightly higher than the global composite.

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1 May 2014 YPO Release Australia

The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for Australia fell 2.9 points from 61.7 to 58.8 in the latest survey of CEOs. The index had jumped 5.5 points to 62.6 in October but lost most of those gains in the last two quarters.

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1 May 2014 YPO Release Europe

Confidence levels amongst CEOs in the European Union remained at a record high during the first quarter of 2014, according to a YPO survey of CEOs. Over the past six months, on the back of encouraging GDP growth forecasts and abating inflation, European CEOs have become more confident about economic and business prospects in the region than at any time in the five-year history of the survey. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for the EU landed at 62.2 in April, unchanged from the January reading.

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1 May 2014 YPO Release MENA

CEOs in the United Arab Emirates remain among the world’s most optimistic about future prospects for their organisations, according to a quarterly survey conducted by YPO.

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1 May 2014 YPO Release United States

The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for the United States stayed aloft in the first quarter, edging up 0.2 point to 63.7, making it the world’s most optimistic region for the first time in the five-year history of the survey. The slight increase followed a jump of 3.0 points in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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1 May 2014 YPO Release Africa

Confidence levels amongst business leaders in Africa fell for the second consecutive quarter during the first three months of 2014. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for Africa, which tracks CEO confidence levels in the region on a quarterly basis, dropped 2.2 points to 61.8. This is the first time in four years that confidence in Africa has fallen below the global composite reading, which landed at 62.5.

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26 February 2014 YPO Release

More than 3,000 chief executives are gathered in Los Angeles for the 2014 YPO Global EDGE, hosted by YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization). The event, which is one of the largest gatherings of chief executives in the world, brings together YPO members from 100 countries under the theme of “Connecting the Stars,” where guests will interact with stars from business, politics, technology, science, entertainment and more.

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