Five things investors learned in the last week

9th May 2014

1) City analysts have backed the Barclays (BARC.L)  restructure, job losses and the creation of a bad bank as the stock sees several  upgrades.

2) Saga customers get preferential treatment in its IPO. They will receive one extra share if they hold a further twenty for a year. They are also to the front of the queue for shares than non-Saga customers.

3) China’s Amazon-equivalent Alibaba is planning to list for a remarkable $150 to $200bn. Mindful Money’s Edmund Shing suggests ways to profit

4) Time to adjust your portfolio? Emerging markets now make up 50% of the world’s GDP.

5) Neil Woodford will launch a UK equity income fund on June 2.  Few surprises there.

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