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All share index to beat FTSE 100 says M&G

Fund manager M&G says the all share index will outperform the FTSE 100 for the second year in a row.

The fund manager says that since the beginning of 1999 the all share has returned 15 per cent compared to 9 per cent.

Head of global analysis John Hatherly says: "During 2000, the FTSE has fallen 9.1 per cent have been dragged down by persistent weakness in the telecoms sector, which has more than outweighed strong performances by Banks and Pharmaceutical."

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