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Share buybacks could soon become more difficult

The biggest question that is still unanswered after the 2007-2009 financial crisis is: why has growth been so slow? Compared to previous recessions, both in the US and in Europe, the rebound has felt more like an extension of the crisis rather than like a proper recovery, as in previous cases.

Almost two years ago, economist Andrew Smithers warned that US companies themselves were endangering the recovery. Little has changed since then, but public awareness of the problem is increasing, and with it, hopes that a solution is around the corner.

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Don’t let the FTSE record high scare you: strategist

The FTSE 100 closed at a new record high, exceeding the previous record high it had set on December 30, 1999. And suddenly, taxi drivers in London can be heard once again saying that they’re thinking about investing in shares.

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Equities most expensive since May 2000

Investors believe that equities are the most expensive since May 2000, and yet are still crowding into them, a survey by BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research showed.

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Corporate share buybacks bonanza to continue this year

Corporate share buybacks that support the US stock market are likely to continue, at least for this year, economist Andrew Smithers said in his latest research.

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Sell European Utility Stocks, Buy UK Ones: Strategists

Italian utility Enel has a 20 percent premium to intrinsic value and analysts at Libra Investment Services reiterated their call to take profits.

But this time they were optimistic on UK utility stocks, battered after Labour party politicians’ calls for more regulation and caps on price rises.

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