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Executives remain optimistic about the outlook for business, according to the latest Economist/FT survey of over 1,500 senior managers from 114 countries (updated May 15th 2014). The balance of respondents who expect the climate for business to get better over those who think it will worsen has dropped 10 percentage points to +32, but remains overwhelmingly positive. Overall, 44% of executives reckon conditions will improve in the next six months and only 12% think they will deteriorate. Over a third of respondents believe the euro zone will fall into deflation this year. A similar proportion (39%) believe China will experience a debt crisis this year.
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