A vendor selling watermelons naps as he waits for customers at a market in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, in this July 17, 2013 file photo. Business sentiment among Asia's top companies dropped sharply in ... more 
A vendor selling watermelons naps as he waits for customers at a market in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, in this July 17, 2013 file photo. Business sentiment among Asia's top companies dropped sharply in the fourth quarter, extending last quarter's declines, with global economic uncertainty and rising costs weighing on the region's firms, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed. REUTERS/Jon Woo/Files (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS FOOD) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA less 
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