P521 ORACLE 521 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:11  2/3  MARKETS IN FOCUS  BY COUNTY NAT WEST We remain confident that an upturn in growth is in the offing and that a mild expansion in economic growth seems more certain. For stock markets, the associated upturn in company profits will act as a catalyst enabling a mild rerating relative to the gilts market. The prospect of four more years of Conservative rule will also attract overseas investors. On the sector front, we would point out that there is now likely to be a radical shift in emphasis. >>>>> By John Reynolds and Robert Buckland Next Item Newsfile Units Your Money
P521 ORACLE 521 Sat25 Apr C4 2100:00  3/3  MARKETS IN FOCUS  BY COUNTY NAT'FST In 1991, a narrow group of 30 large companies produced a stunning 31% return while the rest could only muster 5% between them. We would draw a parallel with the previous recession of 1982 where smaller companies outperformed in the subsequent year. While German interest rates may be on hold, the pound's performance suggests scope for at least a 0.5% cut in UK base rates. The ingredients are now in place for a surge towards FTSE 3000 in 1992. >>>>> By John Reynolds and Robert Buckland
P521 ORACLE 521 Sat25 Apr C4 2100:13  1/3  MARKETS IN FOCUS  BY COUNTY NAT DST After the the euphoric bounce in the UK equity market after the Tory victory, the market spent the last week pausing for breath. FTSE now still stands around 40 points shy of its all-time high of 2680 recorded on September 2 last year. International developments have not proven helpful with cuts in German interest rates unlikely and investors wary of further Tokyo market falls. Looking ahead, however, the domestic outlook is encouraging. >>>>> by John Reynolds and Robert Buckland FANCY A HOLIDAY IN CORNWALL? p383 Next Story Commodities Units Your Money