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China fires Standard&#39s imagination

Standard Life Investments is heralding China as the next exciting investment opportunity for investors willing to take some risks.

The fund manager says there are several reasons behind its prediction, including China&#39s recent deflationary period, its entry to the World Trade Organisation and government economic reforms of state and private indus- trial sectors.

Head of strategy Ken Forman says: “We expect the new direction being taken by China&#39s political leaders will continue for some years at least. This will provide an environment in which companies should be able to operate successfully.”

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