Small to Medium Sized Enterprises in Europe report increasing confidence about the economic climate and their prospects in 2014, according to a new business intelligence survey by GE Capital International.

The findings report that SME firms in Europe are set for €410 billion capital expenditure over next 12 months, with nearly two-and-a-half new jobs planned across seven European markets.

The highest new job figures are being driven by companies in Germany (890,000 new jobs), businesses in the UK (661,000), French companies (299,000) and firms in Poland (232,000).

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