Investors ditch defensive stance
Monday 08 March 1999
CONTINENTAL EUROPEAN investors have ditched their defensive stance of the past six months and raised holdings of international stocks amid hopes of a worldwide economic recovery, a survey by Merrill Lynch will reveal today.
According to the US bank, in February European fund managers doubled their investments in Japanese equities from 2 to 4 per cent of their portfolio. The prospect of further UK rate cuts also triggered an increase in the level of holdings in London-quoted companies.
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