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Investment tips for 2009

Norman Villamin, head of investment analysis and advice for CitiÆs consumer banking and global wealth management businesses in Asia, offers some investment tips.

Citi is forecasting that 2009 will be a year of two halves. In the near-term, investment returns are likely to be driven by ongoing trends of economic contraction, policy easing and de-leveraging, leaving equity and credit products volatile. But, at some point in the year, the extreme valuations seen currently in equity and credit markets should provide attractive opportunities, as downside risks to economic growth dissipate and de-leveraging pressures ease. FinanceAsia asks Norman Villamin, head of investment analysis and advice in Asia-Pacific for Citi's consumer banking and global wealth management businesses, how to best invest given that view.

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