[TOKYO] Confidence at Japanese manufacturers rose to its highest level in a decade in August led by materials producers, a Reuters poll showed, a further sign of broadening recovery in the economy.

[WELLINGTON] New Zealand business sentiment fell in July thanks to a regular winter blip, an ANZ Bank monthly survey showed on Monday.

[FRANKFURT] German companies seem to be unfazed about the summer lull heading their way.

AUSTRALIAN companies and consumers are divided as never before over their judgement of the nation's economy...

[SHANGHAI] Business confidence in Asia rose to a three-year-high in the second quarter of the year, propelled by a slew of favourable economic data across the region and easing concerns over the...

BUSINESS confidence and financial markets may be running ahead of developments in the global real economy in assuming continued improvement in growth, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and...

[BERLIN] German business confidence soared in May to levels not seen in more than a quarter of a century, a monthly survey from the Munich-based Ifo institute showed Tuesday.

[FRANKFURT] German business confidence rose to its highest level in more than five and a half years in March, a regular survey showed Monday, beating analysts' forecasts for a slight decline...

[FRANKFURT] German business confidence fell in January, a survey from the Munich-based Ifo institute showed Wednesday, with firms less optimistic about the future as the world faces increasing...

[WELLINGTON] New Zealand business confidence rose to the highest level in more than two years in the fourth quarter and inflation pressures picked up, a private think tank said on Tuesday.