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In the first of our two-part analysis of the changing face of retail, our team of experts look at some longer-term social trends and explain how these are changing the way that we shop and visit malls. Q. What changes are impacting commercial real estate? Commercial real estate is going through rapid change as people...
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Disruption is a term that is used widely. But what does it really mean when it comes to investing? This is the first in a series of articles that explores what disruption really means, exploring examples of leading disruptive companies, and implications for investors. It’s easy to assume disruption is just another business buzzword. But...
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https://vimeo.com/289814747 Investors may be eyeing off value in emerging markets after the recent sell-off triggered by concerns about the Turkish economy. Emerging market (EM) shares in local currency terms are down around 14% from their January high, and emerging market currencies are down 16% since their February high. Emerging markets are now trading on a...
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At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economic expansion is continuing. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates are low. Growth in China has slowed a little, with the authorities easing policy while continuing to pay...
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The potential for financial technology (fintech) and bank collaboration is endless. Emerging technologies and innovations such as crypto currencies, voice-activated banking and the application of artificial intelligence to financial services are likely to transform banking in the future. This was a key message from Henri Arslanian, founder of the fintech Moven, who addressed AMP’s recent...
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Investor uncertainty and market volatility appear to be increasing as the economy continues to strengthen, leading to higher bond yields and eventual interest rate rises. Australian equity investors trying to navigate the choppy waters that lie ahead should ignore the day-to-day ‘noise’ of the markets and instead focus on seven key questions. The answers to...
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https://vimeo.com/282266316 At AMP’s recent Amplify event, Mark Moore, Uber’s engineering director of aviation and Nick Earle from Hyperloop One, spoke about how innovation is likely to change the face of public transport. Emerging public transport systems are poised to free up road and rail systems, leading to less congestion and better use of infrastructure. As...
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At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economic expansion is continuing. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates are low. Growth in China has slowed a little, with the authorities easing policy while continuing to pay...
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The last financial year has been a strong period for super fund portfolios. Equity markets posted solid gains both in Australia and offshore, up 13.7% and 15.4% respectively. Returns were also positive across other asset classes such as direct property and infrastructure, and bond returns, although modest, were much stronger than the previous year. Overall,...
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Commercial real estate is a unique asset class that acts and performs differently from other investment classes. It is generally characterised by relatively low total-return volatility and high-income stability. As part of a multi-asset portfolio, commercial real estate can provide several benefits, such as an attractive risk-return profile and low correlation with other asset classes...
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