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Investors scramble to avoid risk

Market uncertainty has caused investors to look further afield than Europe and the US for attractive opportunities, writes Emma Kennedy, Personal Finance Correspondent

20th August, 2011

Since rating agency Standard & Poor’s downgraded the tripleA credit rating of United States’ debt earlier this month, world markets have experienced huge volatility.

With fears over sovereign debt, concerns about the state of the European banking system and worries about the prospect of another global recession, investors have a lot to deal with.

Markets across the globe suffered another week of big losses last week, and a number of large companies,...

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