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Equities could do better – survey

UK equities have produced returns much lower than expected, according to the London Business and ABN Amro.


Their study looks at records since 1899 and show shares have produced annual returns to investors of 6 per cent in real terms, rather than the 8 per cent rate put forward by the Barclays Capital survey.


The study says previous estimates had over stated returns in the first half of the century, when the real annual returns were around 3.8 per cent rather than the 8.8 per cent previously assumed.


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Europe: banking on a recovery

Neptune video: Europe — banking on a recovery

Arguing that the eurozone crisis is over, watch Rob Burnett, head of European equities at Neptune, discuss the sectors that he’s investing in to harness the recovery. 

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