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Bankers less optimistic about economy

U.S. Financial Services leaders are tempering expectations for the U.S. economy, based on the latest business optimism index from Grant Thornton. While 61 percent of the banking leaders surveyed believed the economy will improve in the next six months, that’s down from 72 percent three months earlier. At the same time, 8 percent believe the… Continue Reading Bankers less optimistic about economy

Business leader confidence improves

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U.S. business leaders’ confidence in the economy rose nearly 12 percent after the close of the second quarter, according to Grant Thornton’s Business Optimism Index. The optimism index rose to 60.9, up from 54.5 three months earlier, with 58 percent of business respondents reporting that they expected to come out of the recession by early… Continue Reading Business leader confidence improves

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