Britons downbeat over economy

People in emerging markets are among the most optimistic about the economic recovery in the world, research from Ipsos MORI revealed yesterday. Over half the respondents in two of the “BRIC” nations – Brazil (78 per cent) and India (61 per cent) – expect their economy to get stronger in the next six months. In China 44 per anticipate economic strengthening. Britons were far more pessimistic, with only 13 per cent rating the economy as “good” and only one in 10 optimistic about the future of their local economy. In Europe, people in Germany and Sweden were the most positive in their economic outlook.