US - Investor confidence has risen by three points to 68.8, a rise that has been put down to improvement in risk appetite for selected sectors by North American investors.
The State Street Investor Confidence Index for January 2008 showed a rise in the North American Confidence Index from 65.3 to 71.8, but European investors also contributed with an increase in risk appetite...
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