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Festive period could bring cheer to sector and prove key players are not turkeys.
Regulation and low returns on cash and bonds are both major challenges
Sagging North American education spend and cyclical pressures weigh on the Publishing industry.
Shares Magazine are ambivalent about the prospects for Royal Dutch Shell and BP and their weighting in the sector means its future performance is largely dependent on these two behemoths.
There's an attractive outlook for the Hotels sub sector based on the assumption that 2014 will see economic strength in many regions, particularly developed markets.
The sector suffered from the market's preference for quality growth stocks but self-help strategies have been put in place at key names. The result could be improved earnings, reduced risk and improved quality in the form of stronger cashflow.
The Chemicals sector is a broad church of niche operators and performance in the coming months is likely to be more dependent on individual stocks and the resilience they demonstrate in response to the still sluggish global outlook.
Tighter monetary conditions look inevitable at some stage and a Fed policy shift could spell difficult times ahead for the US consumer and therefore advertising spend.
Banks are changing and many will not have the earnings power they enjoyed before the financial crisis and a series of scandals hit home.
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|FTSE All Share||3,470.20||-0.13%|
|Paris CAC 40||4,099.91||-1.17%|
|TUI Travel Plc||374.60||+1.71%|
|Burberry Group plc||1501.00||+1.62%|
|William Hill plc||379.80||-1.81%|
|Babcock International Group||1268.00||-1.55%|