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Jan 21, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 21, 2014

Rising CEO confidence in economy, but plenty of worries in Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Business leaders gathering for their annual high-profile networking forum in Davos are feeling a bit better about their companies’ prospects and a lot more so about the broader economic outlook.

But they still have a long list of worries.

Half a decade on from a financial crisis that brought the world economy to the brink, the immediate threats to corporate profits are receding and chief executives are encouraged by a brightening outlook in both the United States and Europe.

Jan 21, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 20, 2014

Trust in U.S., other governments plummets after state missteps

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Trust in governments
worldwide took a dive last year with Washington’s reputation a
notable casualty as President Barack Obama grappled with a
budget showdown, the Snowden spying crisis and the botched
rollout of “Obamacare”.

Just 37 percent of college-educated adults told the Edelman
Trust Barometer that they trusted the U.S. government – 16
points down on a year earlier and seven points below the global
average.

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      "Ben Hirschler is European pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and healthcare correspondent, based in London. Previously, he was in charge of British company news and before that was posted to Johannesburg, covering the economic challenges facing post-apartheid South Africa."
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