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BARCLAYS STOCKBROKERS INTERNATIONAL TRADER ADDS FIVE NEW MARKETS

Barclays Stockbrokers, the UK’s largest online execution-only stockbroker, has added five new markets to its International Trader platform. The platform was launched in January 2011 and enables UK investors to access exciting opportunities in international markets.

With the addition of these new markets, International Trader now offers access to over 12,000 equities on 26 exchanges across 18 markets including the US, Canada, Germany, France, Hong Kong and Australia.

The new markets are of particular interest to a wide variety of clients. Those attracted to mining and natural resources stocks can now access Australian stocks, including the likes of BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto. The Australian market also comprises key sectors such as financials and telecommunications, hosting companies such as National Australia Bank, Westpac and Telstra.

The Hong Kong market provides clients with an invaluable window into China. Individuals can now invest in companies such as PetroChina, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China and China Mobile. This breadth of access is deepened further with the inclusion of the Singapore, a major player in the Asia-Pacific region.

With the additions of the Oslo and Copenhagen markets, International Trader has now completed its suite of Scandinavian equity markets.

Paul Inkster, Head of Product, Barclays Stockbrokers, said: “A strong argument remains for investing globally, particularly in developed international equity markets. The launch of our International Trader platform in January this year came in direct response to client appetite for a broader range of markets. With the addition of these new exchanges, there is now even greater opportunity for our clients to invest in the companies and sectors across the globe that really interest them.

Inkster continued: “International Trader is designed for self-directed clients who prefer to pick their own stocks and wish to pursue opportunities across the globe. Our online platform is truly state-of-the-art and provides efficient, cost-effective access to developed international equity markets.

Barclays Stockbrokers does not offer investment advice and investing without advice is not for everyone; if you are unsure you should seek independent advice. Shares can of course fall in value and you may get back less than you invested.  In addition, overseas investments may be affected by currency fluctuations which might reduce their value in sterling.

The International Trader online platform is state-of-the-art and gives investors the ability to:

  • Access to live pricing from many of the world’s biggest equity markets
  • Stay in touch with global events with live streaming news
  • Create a balanced portfolio and stay abreast of market movements with advanced research and stock selection tools
  • Identify opportunities and make informed investment decisions with movers, watchlists, tools and charts
  • Manage risk with simple and advanced order types, even when you cannot actively monitor the market
  • Tailor the platform to suit individual needs and taste
  • Monitor how a portfolio performs with online account management and reporting

Find out more by visiting www.stockbrokers.barclays.co.uk/internationaltrader

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