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Dogged by the year of unintelligible mergers

Campaigners for Kitemark Equality insist on the Dog Mark being awarded to consistently poor performers.

After initial jitters, against a background of falling interest rates, the FTSE will finally break through beyond 7,000.

Sir Richard Branson, having lost the National Lottery, decides to launch a lottery of his own called the Virgin with-profits fund.

Stakeholder will be a flop

The continuation of M&A activity results in CGNU rebranding itself as CGNUB&BM&GMGMIFHSBCL&GFTSE. A spokeswoman says they cannot find any more worthwhile companies trading as initials so expansion plans are shelved.

European high-yield bond funds look better value as the euro stabilises and TMT phobia reduces.

Only one active fund manager is left in the City who has not been lured into running his own hedge fund. He resigns in disappointment.

There will be a Pep transfer frenzy after April 6 as rebalancing takes place. There will be FSA warnings and press campaigns against advisers randomly churning customers&#39 Peps around May 2001.

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