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Majority of execs expect business environment to deteriorate

Paddy Hirsch Aug 12, 2011

Executives who think business conditions will worsen exceed those who are optimistic, as illustrated by The Economist’s Daily Chart. In May, a barometer co-produced by the magazine stood at positive 19.3 percentage points. In July, the index stood at negative 10.5 percentage points, after a survey of more than 1,500 executives.

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