Famous five

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Standard & Poor's Equity Research has delved into its research to produce its S&P Global Picks 2008 portfolio, a model portfolio consisting of 30 of the "best stock ideas from Standard & Poor's equity research analysts in the US, Europe and Asia for 2008", according to the group. If its past performance is anything to go by, apart from not being a guide to future returns, of course, the group's track record is enviable.

Since its inception on 1 January 2005, through to 31 December 2007, the Stand

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