Thomson Reuters/INSEAD Asian Business Sentiment Survey 2018 Q1

Thomson Reuters/INSEAD Asian Business Sentiment Survey 2018 Q1
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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2018-03-21 05:00:02

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