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Are there green shoots out there?

People are chirpier about the future state of the economy than a couple of months ago, the Economic Optimism index found.

Four respected analysts gave their views on whether there really are some green shoots:

  • Sue Anderson from the Council of Mortgage Lenders
  • Steve Hughes from the British Chambers of Commerce
  • Stephen Radley from EFF, the Manufacturers' Organisation
  • Rupert Eastell, Head of Retail BDO
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