Maybe so. The latest NYSE Euronext Annual CEO Report, which surveyed 325 chief executives around the world, found them to be significantly more upbeat than a year ago. CEOs are "going back to the business of growing business."
Slow down! That's the message Chinese economic authorities are sending out loud and clear. For the second time since mid-January, the People's Bank of China, the nation's central bank, has raised reserve requirements for banks. The thought of a slowdown in China is making markets nervous.