How disruption brings investment risk and opportunity

Published: September 16, 2016

Businesses that have succeeded for decades will become unseated by innovative start-ups and tech companies if they don’t adapt to rapid change. At AMP Capital, we looked at the potential impact driverless cars will have on insurers and the economy. Disruption is proving to be a buzz word of 2016. Airbnb, Uber and Tesla have […]

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Shares rally but deflation threat looms

Published: August 22, 2016

Global markets rally Global markets have delivered solid gains after the Brexit vote. Factors driving the strength in shares have been fairly consistent. Economic data have been respectable and June quarter corporate profits in the US have been well up on the previous quarter. In addition, central banks have delivered a broadly consistent message of […]

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Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision – August 2016

Published: August 2, 2016

At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.50 per cent, effective 3 August 2016. The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace. Several advanced economies have recorded improved conditions over the past year, but conditions have become more difficult for […]

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EOFY: how have markets performed?

Published: July 12, 2016

Debbie Alliston, Head of Multi-Asset Portfolio Management, AMP Capital. Volatile and weak sharemarkets Sharemarkets were volatile during 2015/16 and delivered poor returns for the period. Sharemarket performance was adversely impacted by a number of concerns, including falling commodity prices and lacklustre global growth. Of particular note, economic growth in China has been weaker than expected; […]

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Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision – July 2016

Published: July 5, 2016

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.75 per cent. The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace. Several advanced economies have recorded improved conditions over the past year, but conditions have become more difficult for a number of emerging market economies. China's […]

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How exchange traded managed funds may provide ease and diversification

Published: June 17, 2016

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become popular with investors due to their simple structure and comparatively low cost. Now, active exchange traded managed funds are available that utilise the same simple structure yet have the ability to respond to current market conditions. According to ASX there were 130 Exchange Traded Products (ETFs and similar products) listed […]

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Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision – June 2016

Published: June 7, 2016

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.75 per cent. The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace. Several advanced economies have recorded improved conditions over the past year, but conditions have become more difficult for a number of emerging market economies. China's growth rate […]

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May 2016 – Reserve Bank Cut Interest Rates to Record Low

Published: May 3, 2016

At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.75 per cent, effective 4 May 2016. This follows information showing inflationary pressures are lower than expected. The global economy is continuing to grow, though at a slightly lower pace than earlier expected, with forecasts having been revised down a little […]

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Chase for yield pushes property returns higher

Published: March 15, 2016

Commercial real estate is a popular choice among Australian and foreign investors given the current low interest rate environment. At a time when the value of global bond yields is low, defensive investors are searching elsewhere for yield and property is an attractive option; particularly those assets that have provided an income guarantee. Due to […]

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March 2016 – the Reserve Bank leaves interest rates unchanged at 2 per cent

Published: March 1, 2016

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.0 per cent. Recent information suggests that the global economy is continuing to grow, though at a slightly lower pace than earlier expected. While several advanced economies have recorded improved growth over the past year, conditions have become more difficult for […]

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