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Industries in 2014

Prospects across a range of industries for 2014 are more positive than in previous years. The biggest change for most is that Europe finally appears to be in recovery mode. Developing market growth, however, is moderating as the boom of recent years recedes and pent-up demand tails off. Nonetheless, there are growth opportunities to be found in many parts of the globe, for both local and foreign investors.

Each year, we conduct a survey of business leaders to gauge their opinions about the outlook for their industries and their investment plans. In this year's survey, respondents pinpoint Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa among the most promising developing markets. In addition, most respondents agree that emerging markets offer stronger growth prospects than developed ones.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit 2013