Despite the optimistic ending to 2016, 2017 has not started on a positive note, with all three economic indicators stumbling right out of the gate. The future will show if this is a momentary glitch, or a sign of things to come.
Three in every ten adult South Africans believe things will take a turn for the better in the next year, while just over half believe that things will be about the same and a further two in every ten think that their families will be worse off in a year's time.
Brazilians started 2017 as they finished 2016: without trust in the country's direction. For 88% of the population, Brazil continues on the wrong direct - an index that has been intact since the very start of Michel Temer's Government (then interim) in April last year.
Despite the optimistic ending to 2016, 2017 has not started on a positive note, with all three economic indicators stumbling right out of the gate. The future will show if this a momentary glitch, or a sign of things to come.
China’s economy showed moderate but steady growth with a year-on-year GDP increase of 6.7 percent at comparable prices in Q3 2016.
2016 has been a turbulent year, with a number of global events, such as Brexit and the US presidential elections, influencing the global economic situation. Despite all the calamity of the outgoing year, all three Ipsos Global @dvisor economic assessment averages are finishing on a positive note.
Negative indicators of the country’s direction and the President’s evaluation get worse in November.
The average global economic assessment of national economies surveyed in 25 countries is down one point with 40% of global citizens rating their national economies as ‘good’.
In October, the negative perceptions about the country’s direction continued to drop - but they are still at a high level. Confidence in the country will resume with economic recovery and the political & social stability.
Most citizens around the world believe Hillary Clinton will win the upcoming U.S. presidential election, though Donald Trump is seen as the favorite by the people of a few countries. Clinton leads by very large margins in Latin American countries, while Eastern Europe shows higher support for Trump.