Tag Archives: confidence

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 »

Confidence Boomed After the Election. The Economy Hasn’t.

After Donald J. Trump won the presidential election, Americans’ optimism about the economic future soared. But midway through the year, that optimism has not translated into concrete economic gains. This seeming contradiction exposes a reality about the role of psychology in economics — or more specifically, how psychology is connected only loosely to actual growth. It will take more than ... Read More »

Asia Stocks Firm As Upbeat US, European Data Boosts Confidence

Japan’s Nikkei gained 1 percent to top the psychologically important 20,000-point level. Tokyo: Asian stocks edged up on Friday and the dollar bounced from recent lows as upbeat data on U.S. manufacturing and employment and buoyant European factory growth boosted investor optimism. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked up 0.1 percent, while Japan’s Nikkei gained 1 percent ... Read More »

10 Confidence Building Techniques for the Boardroom

One of the biggest snags in the success and career advancement of many young people is a lack of self-assurance. When faced with a room of the top guns of the corporate world, it is easy to feel intimidated and want to retreat into a corner. But, look around you, and you’ll hear about lots of young teenagers who made ... Read More »

China business confidence rises again

Confidence among Chinese entrepreneurs has picked up for the second quarter running, according to the country’s central bank. People’s Bank of China surveys showed the business confidence index rising to 51.2% in the third quarter. That was 2.2 percentage points higher than in the second quarter. China’s factory output and retail sales grew faster than expected in August, on the ... 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 »

UK growth set to slow as Brexit fears leave business confidence ‘in the doldrums’

UK growth slowed in the first three months of the year as concerns about the global economy and the EU referendum left business confidence “in the doldrums”, according to a closely-watched survey. Markit said growth in Britain’s dominant services sector was “sluggish” in March, with new orders increasing at the slowest pace in more than three years. The Markit/CIPS UK services PMI rose ... Read More »