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Peter Niven, Susie Farnon and Patrick Reeve re-elected.
Investment companies should be held to the same standards as funds.
Purchases of £968m made in first nine months of 2021.
New alerts service, improved graphing functionality and enhanced screening tools introduced.

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Nicholas Price, portfolio manager of Fidelity Japan Trust, discusses why he maintains a positive outlook for Japanese stocks as we head into 2022.
As investors grapple with economic uncertainty and mounting regulation, the outlook for emerging markets may seem less positive. Against this backdrop, Fidelity Emerging Markets Limited portfolio manager Nick Price outlines why he expects to find opportunities amidst the uncertainty.
Sam Morse, portfolio manager of the Fidelity European Trust, assesses the outlook for Europe’s equity markets.
Nitin Bajaj, portfolio manager of Fidelity Asian Values PLC, discusses how market dynamics could evolve from here and what this means for regional investors over 2022.

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Nick Train says UK equities offer cheap exposure to enduring ‘mega trends’ in digital technology and consumer goods.
4% yielding Abrdn Standard European Logistics Income returns with its second share issue in four months after making a ‘milestone’ acquisition in Spain's capital.
Gresham House Energy Storage (GRID), largest of three listed battery funds, is fully charged for another ‘transformational’ year as it anticipates a further step-up in UK renewable power.

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