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Asia firms' confidence hits near 2-year high on US, China pick-up

Thomson Reuters/Insead Asian Business Sentiment Index rebounds to 70 in Q1 2017 versus 63 in Q4 2016

Sentiment in export-oriented Malaysia rebounded the most, with its subindex jumping 20 points to a three-year high of 75, as most respondents reported an increase in business volume and a third said staffing had risen in the past three months.


BUSINESS sentiment at Asia's top companies rose to its highest in almost two years in the first quarter of 2017, buoyed by positive economic signs from the United States and China that underpinned improved global demand, a Thomson Reuters/Insead survey showed.

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