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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
4 February 2015 United States

The YPO Global Pulse index of CEO sentiment for the United States bucked the broad global decline in confidence, rising 0.8 point in January to 65.0 from 64.2. The U.S. reading essentially matched its highest level (65.1) since the index began in July 2009 and was the highest among all regions of the world by more than 2 points.

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4 February 2015 Europe

Lower oil prices and a weaker euro provided fresh optimism in the European Union over the fourth quarter of 2014. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for the EU rose 1.2 points to 61.2, recovering some of the decline in the previous quarter. Despite the uptick, EU confidence sits slightly below its apex of 62.5 attained in July 2014 and below the global composite index of 62.5.

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4 February 2015 MENA

Business confidence in the United Arab Emirates declined significantly in the fourth quarter of 2014. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for the UAE fell 10.5 points to 61.8, its lowest level since January 2013, as the dramatic decline in oil prices contributed to a more cautious outlook among business leaders.

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4 February 2015 Asia

Reflecting slowing growth in the shifting Chinese economy and plunging commodity prices worldwide, the YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for Asia fell to its lowest level since October 2013. Registering 62.2 in the January 2015 survey of CEOs, the regional reading remains in optimistic territory and is in line with the global composite at 62.5. In China, the region’s largest economy, confidence declined for the fourth consecutive quarter, with the index losing 3.2 points to land at 59.7.

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4 February 2015 Africa

Confidence among business leaders in Africa dropped to its lowest level in more than five years during the fourth quarter of 2014 on the back of weakening commodities prices. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for Africa, which tracks CEO confidence levels in the region on a quarterly basis, dropped 2.6 points to 59.3 in the January 2015 survey. This marks its first time below the 60.0 mark since October 2009, although at 59.3 it is still in optimistic territory. Having reported the highest confidence levels in the world for four consecutive quarters in 2013, Africa now trails the global composite reading of 62.5 by more than 3 points.

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4 February 2015 Latin America

President Rousseff’s new economic team has had little effect on business confidence in Brazil. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for Brazil languished at 52.3 in January, just a point above where it was in early October ahead of the general elections.

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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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