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No confidence in confidence data?

London | Thu, May 18, 2017 | 08:25 am
No confidence in confidence data? Financial markets treat surveys of business sentiment with considerable reverence. (Shutterstock/File)

PREMIUM Financial markets treat surveys of business sentiment with considerable reverence. The headline measures are among the most widely forecast economic releases. If investors are prepared to go so far as to pay economists to forecast data, that tells us that the data is considered important in the financial markets. 

Current sentiment surveys reveal very high levels of confidence,...

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