The State Street Global Investor Confidence Index rose 5.4 points in January to 86.8 from 81.4 a month earlier, State Street Global Markets announced Tuesday. North America led the rise in global confidence, jumping 7.8 points to 86.3. In Asia, confidence also increased, hitting 91.0, up 3.9 points a month earlier. Europe, however, saw a drop in confidence, falling from 94.1 to 89.6.
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