Fund managers around the world maintained their positive outlook for the global economy as they continue to hold strong levels of equity shares compared to bonds, according to a poll conducted by Reuters.

Regional surveys found that 41 fund managers in the U.S., Japan and Europe support the notion that the U.S. economy is improving and will likely lead the rest of the world out of the woods. That sentiment has boosted stocks globally and chased buyers from the fixed-income markets. But the data revealed that managers expect current conditions to weaken over the long haul.

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