Investor confidence rises everywhere except Europe

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Investor confidence globally increased 8 points this month compared with November, according to the State Street Investor Confidence Index. However, concerns about the sovereign-debt crisis hindered investors' risk appetite in Europe. "The strong decline of European investors' confidence shows that the region's investors remain quite jittery in the face of intra-European turmoil," said Paul O'Connell of State Street Associates. Full story here