TITLE

by the numbers

AUTHOR(S)
Elam, Douglas G.
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Fortune International (Europe);10/18/2004, Vol. 150 Issue 7, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the "Fortune" Business Confidence Index. With stock markets dipping, oil climbing, and a number of high-profile companies issuing profit warnings, you might think the mood in America's executive suites would be gloomier. But despite the odds, the Business Confidence Index headed up in October. The latest poll, conducted from Sept. 16--27, shows that 73% of CFOs say they're confident that U.S. economic growth will be sustained over the next two years, compared with only 47% a year ago. The FBCI is based on a survey of financial executives at FORTUNE 1,000 companies. The index is compiled from responses to a series of questions about business conditions.
ACCESSION #
14686485

 

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