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Boost to internet share deals

A new survey has revealed 45 per cent of private investors plan to use the Internet in their share dealings and 20 per cent intend to trade on-line in the near future.


The survey of 260 people for City ShareShop showed twice as many men as women plan to trade on-line.


It also showed the most popular share sectors have been electronics and information technology with a 21 per cent share, telecommunications with 18 per cent and Internet stocks with 17 per cent.


City ShareShop managing director Tim Jenkins says: “Both in the shares they are choosing and the way in which they are choosing to deal, the public are embracing information technology and the financial services sector must recognise this.”


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