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China has this week kicked off a major political congress which could have important read-across to investors with exposure to the country. The new issue of Shares explains the political agenda and why the country is still attractive to investors despite a slowdown in economic growth.

The digital magazine explores the best way to invest £200 a month. It looks at companies best placed to restart dividends and discusses the range of smaller company investment trusts going cheap.

Elsewhere, discover the commodities best placed to rise in value in 2018 and 2019 and read about Sky, Domino’s Pizza and RSA Insurance among other stocks.

A major political event provides a good reason to reappraise the country's appeal

We explore the strategies of different funds and what they have to offer investors

Taking the temperature of stocks heading into the final months of 2017

It is too early to think about looking for bargains in the sector

Management shake-up deemed necessary for the group to achieve growth plans

Where next for copper, lithium, nickel and other metal and energy prices following 2017’s bull-run?

The £11.7bn Fox bid remains in the balance as the group reports solid growth

Ethiopian FX devaluation makes micro-cap’s leathers more competitive

Augean issues profit warning and CEO leaves immediately

Turnaround gathers pace as the company bolsters TV production credentials

The antibodies specialist says its Vitamin D antibody sales helped drive revenue growth

Car dealer’s asset backing, astute management and acquisitive firepower are reasons to hop behind the wheel

We remain bearish on the stock despite better than expected trading update

Several UK small cap investment trusts are trading at wide discounts

We explain how to put a small amount of money to good work via investing in funds

New research finds many people haven't specified who should inherit their personal pension at death

We calculate 12 companies are about to float in the UK and nearly 20 more are rumoured

The surge in Japan’s index was supported by general election speculation and US optimism

Structurally-advantaged Travel arm now the biggest contributor to books, snacks and stationery seller’s financials

But the outlook isn't positive for many parts of the world

The same applies to companies paying their first ever dividends

The coffee chain has struggled to generate sales growth as people cut spending

Make sure you don't focus purely on sales growth when the forthcoming interim results are published

Investors will find out about day to day business but a strategy update won't happen until February 2018

Shares in the leisure giant have been marked down on fears that hurricanes will reduce appetite for cruises

Recent share price underperformance and launch of new event in Asia make events firm attractive at current price

Retail meat packer's global expansion is yielding tasty returns

Forthcoming trading update could put further pressure on share price

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The Shares team

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