CFOs from the U.S., France and Italy provided their views on the global economy, their plans for hiring in the next six months, the U.S. debt situation, health care costs, and more, in the latest FEI-Baruch CFO Outlook Survey, published yesterday. Highlights:
- Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke received a grade of "B" from most U.S. CFOs
- CFO optimism declined among U.S. CFOs and their counterparts in France and Italy
- Over half the U.S. CFOs plan to hire in the next six months; less than half the CFOs from France and Italy plan to hire in that timeframe
The complete FEI-Baruch CFO Outlook Survey results are available from the Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) online bookstore.
Separately, CFO.com released their own survey results yesterday as well, including views on the U.S. debt situation.