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The next interest rate change may be down rather than up, as the Reserve Bank of Australia grapples with falling property prices and low inflation according to AMP Capital Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, Shane Oliver. Oliver’s view on the where the RBA may go with rates is in sharp contrast to the...
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Infrastructure investing is changing fast as evolving global trends throw up new opportunities. The rise of emerging Asian economies, climate change, technological disruption and the ageing demographic are transforming the demand for essential facilities across the developed world and beyond. This is creating exciting investment opportunities for infrastructure investors who are examining this expanding asset...
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Dermot Ryan, Portfolio Manager, Australian Equites, AMP Capital Resource companies are enjoying a resurgence in profits based on higher commodity prices and lower unit costs. Now many of you might think, “well we’ve had booms before.” The big difference this time is that there is still a strong focus on reducing the price of production,...
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Driven by falling markets in Sydney and Melbourne, national house prices fell 0.1% in May, according to figures from property analytics group Core Logic. For the year from 31 May 2017 to 31 May 2018, prices were down 0.4% marking the first annual fall since October 20121. But AMP Capital’s Head of Investment Strategy and...
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At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economy has strengthened over the past year. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates are low. The Chinese economy continues to grow solidly, with the authorities paying increased attention...
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Exchange traded products (ETPs) are traded on the stock exchange just like shares, which provide investors with benefits including ease of buying and selling, competitive cost, and diversification. Investors now have access to a greater diversity of ETPs, with four major types of ETP structures now trading on the ASX. Listed Investment Companies (LICs) LICs...
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The investment landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. Deleveraging has become an ongoing theme; central banks have played a significant role in guiding the economy and extreme swings in investor sentiment have all contributed to market volatility. All this will likely continue to impact the reliability of future investment returns. Investment cycles prevail The...
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At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economy has strengthened over the past year. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates are low. The Chinese economy continues to grow solidly, with the authorities paying increased attention to the...
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At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economy has strengthened over the past year. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates are low. The Chinese economy continues to grow solidly, with the authorities paying increased attention...
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The infrastructure industry is evolving rapidly worldwide and specialist investment firms are taking bold steps to be ahead of the changes. Smart investors have long recognised the infrastructure sector’s relative stability and reliable growth potential, and therefore its quality as an asset class. Yet the infrastructure environment has changed radically in recent decades and this...
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