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American optimism about the economy hits an all-time high in new CNBC survey

The public’s views on the economy continue to cruise at lofty levels but the optimism does not appear to be lifting the president’s approval rating. The third-quarter CNBC All-America Economic Survey found 43 percent of the public believes the economy is excellent or good, a record high in the 10-year history of the survey. Thirty-six percent believes the economy will ... Read More »

Business confidence of CFOs hit 5-quarter low in July-September: survey

For some CFOs, execution of the GST system seem to have taken a toll on their optimism scores. Graphic: Mint Mumbai/New Delhi: Aftershocks of demonetisation and worries related to the goods and services tax (GST) implementation have rattled business confidence among India’s chief financial officers (CFOs) in the July-to-September period. Confidence in the overall financial and macroeconomic conditions for July-September has ... Read More »

Work Burnout Poses Problem for Small Business Owners, Per Xero Survey

As a small business owner, you may have suffered work burnout. At the very least, you’ve seen the effects of burnout on your team or others in the workplace. According to a new Xero survey released today, you’re not alone. The majority of small businesses (77 percent) feel the effects of burnout at work — at least some of the ... Read More »

Take the Survey and Share What Challenges You Most in Your Small Business

What are the greatest challenges you face in your small business? It may be a question you’ve been asked before in reference to a specific aspect of your operations — keeping up with technology perhaps or improving productivity. But now there’s a chance to answer more comprehensively about the greatest struggles you face and potentially reap some benefit in the ... Read More »

95 Percent of Small Businesses Are Focused on Tax Relief, Survey Says

Tax relief is on top of U.S. small business owners’ wish lists. NWYC Q2 2017 Small Business Sentiment Index That’s according to the Q2 2017 Small Business Sentiment Index from National Write Your Congressman (NYWC). The survey found an overwhelming majority of small businesses (95 percent) saying they would like Congress to act on tax relief and simplification. Small Businesses Want the Government ... Read More »

UK’s small business confidence unharmed by Brexit vote – survey

Small businesses in Britain remain confident about the economic and political landscape following the historic vote in June to leave the European Union, according to a survey by research firm BDRC Continental. Early responses from a third quarter survey of 4,500 small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) show little sign of any drop in confidence according to BDRC. A survey taken ... Read More »

Invest in welfare, undertake reforms, says Economic Survey

The government will meet its fiscal deficit target of 3.9 per cent of GDP. Shunning last year’s “over-optimism”, Economic Survey 2015-16 projects that the real GDP growth for the current financial year and for 2016-17 will be in the range of 7-7.75 per cent. The Central Statistics Office estimates that growth this year will be 7.6 per cent, lower than ... Read More »

Economic Survey against raising income tax exemption limits

The Economic Survey 2015-16 also calls for phasing out of the tax exemption raj that benefited the richer private sector and a “reasonable” taxation for better-off individuals. The Economic Survey on Friday said the government should refrain from raising exemption limits on income tax to facilitate natural growth of individual earnings and widen the taxpayers’ base, even as it also ... Read More »