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HSBC Global Markets – Protected FTSE100 Index Bonus Plus Plan V

HSBC Global Markets

Protected FTSE100 Index Bonus Plus Plan V

Type: Guaranteed equity bond

Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index

Minimum-maximum investment: £3,000-no maximum, Isa £7,200

Term: Six years

Return: The greater of 30% of the original investment or 50% of the growth in the index at the end of the term

Guarantee: Original capital returned in full at the end of the term regardless of the performance of the index subject to a 60% cap

Closing date: July 31, July 17, 2009 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 020 7992 6002


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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. 

In the video, Burnett addresses the following: 

• The primary drivers of the eurozone’s economic recovery
• The turnaround in individual countries’ current accounts
• Sectors best positioned to harness the recovery, without offering undue exposure to risk


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