All the signs are that the global economy is recovering from the precipitous drop we have experienced in the past year. Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank, is hardly a professional optimist but he now expects a gradual economic recovery.
Meanwhile, various companies are becoming cautiously hopeful about the future – or at least that the worst is over. Carlos Ghosn of Renault/Nissan joined the club today, predicting that Nissan will return to profit in its 2010 fiscal year, which runs to March 2011. Read more