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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.

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5 August 2014 United States

The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for the United States rose 1.1 points to 64.8 in the July quarterly survey, just short of its five-year peak of 65.1 registered in April 2012. This was the first time since April 2011 that the index recorded three consecutive quarters of rising confidence.

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5 May 2014 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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