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With Morgan Stanley, Lehmans, Bear Sterns and Golman Sachs all reporting better-than-expected 3Q results, a pattern seems to be emerging. Investment banks listed in London should follow suit. One company seems to stand out particularly: Investec, the South African-based but dual-listed investment bank. It recently issued a pre-close trading update stating it's on track for strong 1H performance despite weakening in financial market conditions since its year end 31 March. Stephen Koseff, CEO,

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