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Analysts urge companies to consider share buyback schemes

Analysts are urging companies to consider share buyback schemes as a means of raising capital in the wake of the economic downturn.


They are forecasting that the total of British share repurchase programmes could be worth £15bn by the end of 1998.


This figure represents a 275 per cent increase from last year.


High profile companies such as Reuters, WH Smith and McDonalds recently launched successful buyback initiatives.

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