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‘Signs of deterioration’: 5 risk factors to watch in global markets

Approaching the mid-point of 2018, AMP Capital Diana Mousina has summarised the key risk themes facing global and domestic markets. She said investors have been too complacent about the buildup of US corporate debt. Negative developments in any of the themes highlighted could be a warning sign of deterioration in […]
‘Signs of deterioration’: 5 risk factors to watch in global markets
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How to invest in the coming of driverless cars

It will take some time for driverless cars to dominate the roads but in the meantime there are ways for investors to get the benefit of this gradual technological change, according to research by AMP Capital’s Global Listed Infrastructure team. While driverless cars are expected to eventually help solve traffic […]
How to invest in the coming of driverless cars
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Here’s what happens to stock markets when the world goes to war

History suggests market shocks from geo-political events typically don’t last, according to AMP chief economist Shane Oliver. Escalating tensions between the US and North Korea last week caused volatility in global markets, although the threat of conflict appears to have eased for now. “The risk of war has grown but […]
Here’s what happens to stock markets when the world goes to war
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21 (more) of the greatest quotes about markets and investing

The basics of successful investing are timeless and some investors (often the best) have a knack of encapsulating these into a sentence or two that brings them to life in a way that’s easy to understand. Over the last few years I have written two insights on investment quotes I […]
21 (more) of the greatest quotes about markets and investing
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AMP Capital is selling off its $570 million in tobacco and weapons investments

AMP Capital, Australia’s second largest fund manager, has embraced ethical investing by ditching $570 million in investments in tobacco and weapons. Tobacco manufacturers are now excluded from the AMP Capital portfolio because their products are highly addictive. Cluster munitions, landmines, biological and chemical weapons manufacturers are out because their products […]
AMP Capital is selling off its $570 million in tobacco and weapons investments
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AMP Capital has bought a prison in Western Australia

AMP Capital has bought a prison. The Australian private wealth giant has bought the Eastern Goldfields regional prison redevelopment project near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia from Lend Lease and MLC. The 350-bed prison is a public-private partnership with the state government. The deal includes the provision of facilities management services […]
AMP Capital has bought a prison in Western Australia
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A rise in iron ore prices won’t be much help in getting the budget to surplus

Delotte Access Economics says the current jump in iron ore prices won’t be much help to the federal government in getting the budget back to surplus. “Australia’s headwinds howl loudest for the Federal Budget,” says partner Chris Richardson in Delotte Access Economics’ quarterly business outlook. He says weak national income […]
A rise in iron ore prices won’t be much help in getting the budget to surplus