The UK sectors benefiting from 'accelerated' long-term trends

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While a global crisis in which large swathes of the world's population have been locked down will, inevitably, leave some companies floundering, others are likely to emerge stronger than before.

There are sectors already benefiting, as the crisis accelerates a number of long-term growth trends in technology. A huge increase in working from home is driving greater demand for cloud-based business software services such as video calls, while the shuttering of many high street shops is adding momentum to the growth of ecommerce. In other sectors, there will be no escaping short-term pain, but robust companies, with a healthy balance sheet and a strong competitive edge, are likely to weather the storm. Covid-19 is 'bump in the road' for sustainable energy sector As competito...

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