City File: Investors looking with trepidation towards Bass meeting

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The Independent Online
INVESTORS still suffering from their post-Christmas hangovers are looking with trepidation towards Bass's annual meeting on Thursday - in each of the last two years, Ian Prosser, Bass's chairman, has delivered disappointing news about Christmas trading.

NatWest Securities believes that this year will be no different: that Mr Prosser will say that apart from food retailing the public house trade is still in the doldrums. So Bass shares may continue to slide.

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