The Latest Analysis

Global business sentiment remains punk at the start of 2020. Global business confidence has improved since late last year as uncertainty over the trade war between the U.S. and China and the ongoing Brexit saga has abated, but only modestly. Tensions between the U.S. and Iran do not appear to have materially impacted the survey results. As has been the case for the past year, there are more negative responses than positive ones to the broadest questions in the survey regarding how businesses feel about current conditions and expectations through midyear.