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26 February 2014

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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4 February 2014 Africa

The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for Africa, which tracks CEO confidence in the region on a quarterly basis, fell marginally in the final three months of 2013 but remained in firmly optimistic territory. Although at 64.0 it was down 1.8 points on the previous quarter, Africa is still the second-most confident region in the world after Middle East and North Africa.

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4 February 2014 United States

The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for the United States rose 3 points to 63.5 in the fourth quarter, according to YPO’s latest quarterly poll of U.S. CEOs. The index broke out of the narrow range it traced for the past 15 months, reaching its highest level since April 2012.

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4 February 2014 Australia/NZ

The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for Australia slipped less than one point (0.9) to 61.7 in the latest survey of CEOs after jumping 5.5 points in October to its highest reading since April 2011.

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4 February 2014 Europe

CEOs in the European Union are more confident about economic and business prospects than at any time over the past 4½ years. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for the European Union surged 3 points to 62.2 in January. It is normally much lower – nine months ago, it stood at 51.4. Since the survey’s inception in 2009, EU CEOs have typically been the most pessimistic in the world about economic conditions, but they now find themselves almost on a par with their counterparts in the United States and Asia when it comes to optimism about future economic prospects.

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4 February 2014 Asia

The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for Asia climbed for the second consecutive quarter, gaining another 3.5 points to land at 63.6. Business confidence surged in China, Japan and India against a backdrop of stimulative government policy and encouraging economic data. Meanwhile, confidence in Southeast Asia moved in the opposite direction. Sentiment in the fast-growing Asian Tiger Cub economies (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand) has dropped 8.5 points over the past year to 60.1, its lowest level in the five-year history of the index.

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4 February 2014 Latin America

CEO confidence levels in Brazil barely moved in the fourth quarter of 2013, inching down 0.3 point to 57.6 in the January YPO Global Pulse sentiment index. While Brazil’s index level remains in optimistic territory on the 100-point scale, it sits below where it was one year ago (60.4) and trails Mexico (59.9) and the Latin America composite index (59.8).

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4 February 2014 MENA

Confidence amongst business leaders in the United Arab Emirates strengthened in the final quarter, according to the YPO Global Pulse sentiment index. CEOs in the UAE are amongst the most optimistic in the world about current economic conditions and the future prospects for their organisations. This is in line with the wider Middle East and North Africa region, which recorded the highest regional reading in the world at 67.1.

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