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View the latest YPO announcements, including international news, member news and the results of YPO’s economic indicator, the YPO Global Pulse.

Date Region Details
18 November 2014 Latin America

Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) today announced the election of Santiago Sanchez of Mexico as its 2015-2016 chairman of the YPO International Board. The international chairman is YPO’s highest elected office. Sanchez, who currently serves as vice chairman, will take office 1 July 2015.

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28 October 2014 United States

Shrugging off concerns of a global growth slowdown, the YPO Global Pulse index of CEO sentiment for the United States slipped 0.6 point in the third quarter to land at 64.2, a robust level near its five-year peak of 65.1.

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28 October 2014 Middle East/North Africa

Business confidence in the United Arab Emirates stayed buoyed over the third quarter of 2014. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for the UAE inched up 0.2 point to a robust 72.3 in October on the back of slightly increased sales and capital spending outlooks. Meanwhile, the composite index for the Middle East and North Africa region rose marginally to 65.8, making it the world’s second most optimistic region behind Canada.

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28 October 2014 Europe

After a nine-month run at its highest level in the five-year history of the YPO Global Pulse survey, CEO sentiment in the European Union dipped 2.5 points over the third quarter of 2014 to a cautiously optimistic 60.0. Confidence in Germany, the region’s biggest economy, fell 4.5 points to 54.0 on the heels of a second-quarter economic contraction, while the United Kingdom dipped 2.3 points to 68.4, erasing most of its gains of the previous quarter.

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28 October 2014 Asia

After reaching a three-year high in the second quarter of the year, confidence among business leaders in Asia softened slightly over the third quarter. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for Asia fell 1.8 points to 65.5 in the most recent survey of CEOs. The regional reading, however, is firmly in optimistic territory and more than 2.0 points higher than the global composite.

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28 October 2014 Africa

Confidence amongst business leaders in Africa remained steady over the third quarter of 2014, in spite of rising uncertainty around the world related to the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa and concerns of a global growth slowdown.

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5 August 2014 Africa

Confidence amongst business leaders in Africa stayed strong over the second quarter. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for Africa, which tracks CEO confidence levels in the region on a quarterly basis, inched up one-tenth of a point to 61.9. Africa trails the global composite reading of 64.0 but is firmly in optimistic territory.

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5 August 2014 Asia

The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for Asia surged nearly 4.0 points to 67.3, returning to a level not seen since April 2011. For the first time in more than two years, Asia is the world’s most optimistic region.

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