March 21 (Reuters) - Business confidence among Asian
companies rose in January-March to the highest in seven years, a
Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed, as a fresh surge in the
Chinese economy helped businesses shrug off concerns about
rising trade barriers.
The Thomson Reuters/INSEAD Asian Business Sentiment Index
, representing the six-month outlook of 67
firms, advanced to 79 for the March quarter from 78 in December
and 70 in the same period last year.
A reading above 50 indicates a positive outlook.
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For a PDF of the survey, please click http://tmsnrt.rs/2HMxYCl.
Reuters reporter Byron Kaye will be taking questions on the
survey from 0430 GMT in the Global Markets Forum community
chatroom. To join, please click http://bit.ly/1kTxdKD or contact
your account manager.
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