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First State Investments – First State Greater China Growth Fund


Growth by investing in companies based in or which derive their income from the People&#39s Republic of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Minimum investment:
Lump sum $1,500

Investment split:
Hong Kong 45.1%, Taiwan 26.5%, other 28.2%, cash 0.2%

Place of registration:

Initial 5%,
annual 1.5%

Initial up to 5%%,
renewal 0.5%

Tel: 0800 917 1717


NU move shows stakeholders just aren&#39t working

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Rebel MP bids to link pension with earnings

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Merger gets go ahead from Sofa members

Sofa members voted today for the proposed merger with the LIA to go ahead. LIA members also voted overwhelmingly in support of the merger on Wednesday this week, giving it the green light to go ahead. The 25,000 existing members of both bodies will be transferred into the Personal Finance Society by January 2005. Sofa […]

Product Matters

With income tax relief increased from 20 to 40per cent, venture capital trusts are the talk of the town while enterprise investment schemes are largely forgotten. However, while EISs qualify for only 20 per cent income tax relief, they are demonstrably more tax-efficient than VCTs. EISs offer capital gains deferral relief for gains crystallised in […]

Brexit Commentary from Natixis Global Asset Management

By David F Lafferty, CFA, SVP – Chief Market Strategist Thursday’s historic Leave vote in the UK will have both immediate and long-term consequences for the global economy and financial markets. The initial flight-to-quality reaction across asset classes has been exacerbated by the market’s misplaced confidence in a Remain victory leading up to the vote. Stock markets […]


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