cautious optimism

cautious optimism

A feeling of general confidence regarding a situation and/or its outcome coupled with a readiness for possible difficulties or failure. I've prepared for this exam for weeks, so I have a cautious optimism that it will turn out well. It's best to exercise cautious optimism when starting any new business.
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The newspaper says that "the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, are approaching to reach a formula of" preliminary understanding "to resolve outstanding dispute files, amid cautious optimism of the near agreement to partially lift the sanctions imposed by the federal authority on the Kurds, in the same context, a delegation from the federal government is heading to Erbil to complete the talks.
In her keynote address, Ms Michie said: "We are moving forward with cautious optimism, recognising that oil market fundamentals have changed almost beyond recognition in the last 10 years and that they are not going to change back any time soon.
There is cautious optimism heading into 2017 with the BDI's price up significantly from a year ago due to increased demand to transport goods.
Johnson also said Britain and Turkey have very similar positions on Syria, and that he saw grounds for cautious optimism on the Cyprus issue.
There is cautious optimism as to the condition of the 19-year-old new conscript who has been in the ICU since last week after suffering heatstroke, as his condition has improved, chairman of the House defence committee Marinos Sizopoulos said on Tuesday.
Looking ahead, Zumtobel expressed cautious optimism, despite of the continued limited visibility and the ongoing difficult market environment.
While 105 leaders of the AmLaw 200 firms responded to the survey, the results reflect a cautious optimism for 2014.
There was cautious optimism for the economy and commercial real estate, a prediction that "urbanization" will continue on the upswing in New Jersey, and a vision that the Garden State has the tools to be the next Silicon Valley or Boston as a technology center tied to education.
Customs on media AL-AKHBAR: Assad: Jumblatt won't enter immigrants' palace THE DAILY STAR: Siniora voices cautious optimism on Iran deal Syria coalition seeks aid routes, prisoner releases Rouhani praises nuclear deal, says pact isolates Israel A.
An environment of stable but rising input prices and relative stability in foreign exchange markets is ensuring cautious optimism amongst manufacturers.
There is agreement that the Turkish state has a stronger hand in the talks due to its successful fight against the PKK, and everyone has a cautious optimism about the fate of the talks.
The latest Business Trends report by business adviser BDO, said there was cause for cautious optimism after both its output and optimism indicators rose for the second month running in October.
This cautious optimism was also reflected in surveyors' price predictions, with nine per cent more respondents expecting prices to fall over the coming three months.
RICS Residential spokesman for North Wales, David Jones of Rhyl estate agents Jones & Redfearn, said: "This year (2012) has seen very cautious optimism in the housing market become more of a cautious optimism.
Summary: DUBAI -- Cluttons announced its third-quarter market report for Dubai's commercial property investment market in 2012, showing an increased investment activity and a modest level of positivity in the office market that means the outlook is one of cautious optimism.