It is probable that the variability of productivity growth was caused, in part, by overexpansion and "shake-outs
The group is one of the few remaining technology stocks in the Footsie, following shake-outs
which have seen former stock market darlings such as Marconi, Energis and Autonomy relegated.
like the recent one that knocked the FTSE-100 down to 1998 levels cause a lot of alarm, the lucky ones who qualify for share options could find their finances dramatically improved, said Yvonne Redfern, director of tax at law firm Martineau Johnson.
Markets on both sides of the Atlantic have experienced severe shake-outs
since early March and former wonder stocks such as investment group Durlacher have turned into dogs.
The bad news was that manufacturing jobs fell by a further two per cent to 3,956,000 during the same three months - mainly due to shake-outs
in the leather and textile industries.
Of course these kinds of things aren't uncommon in emerging markets and there will be shake-outs
which weed out the dodgy characters over time.