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Taiwan business confidence low: poll

Taiwan business confidence low: poll

Taipei, Oct. 29 (CNA) Taiwan scored 95 in a business confidence index, much lower than the world's average of 111 on the index, according to a poll published Monday. Conducted by Regus Plc, the Business Confidence Index painted a gloomy picture for Taiwan, which had a score similar to countries dealing with their own debt crisis, such as Belgium (96), France (95) and the United Kingdom (94). Among Asian countries, Taiwan's score was lower than Singapore (121), Hong Kong (118) and China (110), but higher than Japan (93), according to the poll, which was based on the views of more than 24,000 senior managers and business owners in 92 countries. The Luxembourg-based company said many of the business respondents interviewed in Taiwan suggested the government must provide more incentives to help small- and medium-sized companies, such as tax breaks and and lower interest rates on loans. Regus Plc is the world's largest operator of serviced offices. (By Wu Chin-chun and Ann Chen)


Updated : 2021-04-20 13:11 GMT+08:00