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Greece tops list of most pessimistic countries

Greece remained among the five most pessimistic countries on the planet, according to the latest consumer confidence survey by Nielsen, staying below the 60-point mark over the last couple of years.

The 100-point mark is the border between pessimism and optimism.

In the year’s second quarter Hungary ranked last with 30 points, Portugal had 40, Italy 41 and Greece 43. Indonesia led with 120 points.

Four out of 10 Greeks said they have no disposable income after covering their basic needs, while 89 percent of Greeks responded they have had to change their purchasing habits.

ekathimerini.com , Thursday Jul 19, 2012 (21:28)  
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