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34% of students currently at university, say they considered not attending due to the costs involved.
Investment companies well placed to benefit.
Eight of the 42 companies are “dividend heroes”, having raised dividends for 20+ years in a row.
The Position Paper sets out the next steps to reform the UK’s audit and corporate governance framework.

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In a wide-ranging interview at Morningstar’s UK Investment Conference, Alex Wright, portfolio manager of Fidelity Special Situations & Special Values PLC, reflects on the recent challenges facing investors in domestic equities.
The Treasury's review proposes measures to ensure UK capital markets remain globally competitive and fit for purpose over the next 15 to 20 years.
Faith Glasgow looks for opportunities among investment companies in specialist sectors.
Fidelity China Special Situations portfolio manager Dale Nicholls shares his perspectives on the recent market volatility in China and discusses what happens next.

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04:38 - 16/08/22

The last financial year was a frustrating one for diversified UK equity income trust as poorly-performing smaller company shares and insurance policy to protect the portfolio from market falls pushed it into a small loss.
Allianz Technology fund manager Walter Price is bowing out at a difficult time for high-growth investors but strong rebound in trust’s shares since 30 June underlines veteran investor’s enthusiasm for the long-term potential of tech stocks.
The FTSE 100 manages to eke out gains, despite worrying UK wage data, as a strong profit announcement from BHP overshadows concerns about a Chinese slowdown.

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