It feels to me that January started with a bang and my diary for the coming weeks is already full of meetings about fresh opportunities. I expect to be very busy making new investments and enhancing what we already own.
Almost everyone I meet is generally more optimistic, keen to invest, ready to hire and take advantage of the improved sentiment. The remarkable recovery in confidence is to be celebrated: conditions don't get much better than this.
Yet, many of the usual commentators, economists and professional pessimists are pointing out the negatives, shortcomings and dangers: too much debt, unbalanced growth, rising inequality, the north/south divide and so forth.