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The Japanese economy powered forward by an upwardly revised 1 per cent in the first quarter of the year, reflecting the impact of the Tokyo government's reflationary drive.

Nikkei slumps for fourth day

JOHN WILLCOCK

Cut losses and run profits

During the period February 1993 to mid-December 1993, I have recommended a total of 14 shares in this column. I cannot describe them as a portfolio because for many important months there were only two to three investments, although I was in a very bullish frame of mind at the time.

Bottom Line: Ross consolidates

ROSS Group was supposed to get some payback for its aggressive acquisitiveness with a big jump in earnings last year.

Japanese crisis hits shares

THE JAPANESE stock market crashed yesterday and the Prime Minister, Morihiro Hosokawa, was fighting for survival after the failure of his political reform legislation in parliament last Friday.

Hong Kong stocks plummet

HONG KONG (Reuter) - Hong Kong shares crashed yesterday under the weight of Chinese fury at Chris Patten's decision to press ahead with political reform.

Four-way fund choice

FIDELITY has launched four new funds called the Stabiliser Growth Range covering each of the UK, European, American and Japanese stock markets.
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