Globally investor confidence
is swinging towards emerging markets, with many prospective buyers unsure about the future prospects of more developed nations. In Gallup International's Global Barometer of Hope and Despair, Brazil, China and India emerged as having the most upbeat populations.
The survey took in the views of over 60,000 individuals covering 53 different countries and aimed to measure levels of optimism about personal well-being and the state of the economy in 2011.
It found that those located within generally more secure and stable markets such as the UK, Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Japan and the US were more pessimistic about the coming year, while those in emerging locations were at the other end of the scale.
Commenting, Samantha Gore, sales manager at uv10, said: "As the G7 struggles back into positive growth figures, Brazil is positively booming. GDP is projected at 7.5 per cent for 2010 and 4.5 per cent for 2011 and Brazil certainly offers the best growth and opportunities in Latin America.
She added that Brazil's future is "compelling" and there will be plenty of opportunities for foreign investment over the coming years.
- Monday 24 January 2011