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Thinking global

Thinking global

It is often bemoaned that to buy the best – and certainly the biggest – of many sectors you have to head overseas. For technology, in particular, there really is no better investment destination than the US, which has built successive generations of technology on the bedrock of Silicon Valley. A failure to keep pace with that change has meant that even in a sector such as retail, many of the UK’s companies are slowly but surely being eclipsed by global giants such as Amazon or Alibaba. It is further testament to the historically patchy performance of British business that there has never been an opportunity to buy shares in a British manufacturer of automobiles.

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