The rising confidence of American executives was a stark contrast to those from other large economies. Photo: Bloomberg

American executives’ confidence about growth in next three years cuts a stark contrast with global outlook, KPMG survey shows

  • A poll showed 87 per cent of US executives were either “confident” or “very confident” about prospects of economic growth over the next three years
  • Optimism among Chinese executives almost halved to 48 per cent, from 76 per cent during the same period
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The rising confidence of American executives was a stark contrast to those from other large economies. Photo: Bloomberg
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Chinese diplomats are said to have been lobbying European G20 members to assess their response should talks between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump break down. Photo: Reuters

Chinese diplomats look to Europe ahead of Xi-Trump trade showdown at G20

  • ‘They gave an impression that China and Europe could somehow work together to keep Trump at the table,’ says source familiar with discussions
  • But analysts say they cannot see EU acting as a mediator in Osaka
Topic |   G20

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Chinese diplomats are said to have been lobbying European G20 members to assess their response should talks between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump break down. Photo: Reuters
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