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Business confidence


Business confidence refers to business perception of their future levels of sales and profitability. Increases in business confidence are likely to have the same impact on the government goals as that for consumer confidence, with the rise in AD coming from Investment rather than Consumption.  


There is, however, a possibility that a rise in business confidence can have favourable inflationary impacts (supply side) in the longer term.  This can occur if higher business confidence levels result in an increase in Investment that boosts the nation's productive capacity over time.  This will then exert downward pressure on prices in the long run and make it easier to achieve low inflation which should then help to achieve all of the goals.


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