Aloke Ghosh BlogCFOs Project Strong Economy in 2015

The nation’s chief financial officers anticipate the U.S. economy will be in good shape in 2015, with earnings at their companies rising a robust 9 percent and hiring on the upswing as well.

The latest survey of CFOs conducted by Duke University and CFO Magazine finds that CFOs expect hiring of full-time workers by the U.S. companies will rise by about 3 percent over the next 12 months, which is  double the hiring outlook of CFOs surveyed a year earlier. Read the full article.

Asia Pacific CEOs Say Role of CFO Increasingly Important

Chief executive officers in the Asia Pacific are demanding more from their finance chiefs but many are concerned their CFOs aren’t stepping up to the challenge, according to a survey released Tuesday.

Nearly three-quarters of CEOs said they expected the CFOs role to become more important over the next three years, but about a third said their CFOs do not understand, or help them address issues facing their companies, according to a survey for KPMG’s Asia Pacific branch. Read the full article.

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