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Electric Vehicles: Road to disruption

Electric Vehicles: The road to disruption

At the intersection of technological innovation, demographic change and the transition to a zero-carbon economy, electric vehicles (EVs) will benefit from one of the strongest megatrends of the 21st Century. This article looks at the history of EVs and examines ways in which EV technology may impact the cities of the future.

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more to driverless vehicle

There’s more to driverless vehicles than just Tesla

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Electric vehicles have been transforming the automotive industry for over a century. But one of the major changes influencing the cars of tomorrow is the creation of driverless vehicles, or those that are fully autonomous.
We’ve covered how fast the world is charging down the electric avenue with the production and utilisation of electric vehicles,

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5 ETFs for rising interest rates and inflation

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Global inflationary pressures and interest rates have lifted notably so far this year thanks to strong demand and supply bottlenecks. Inflation appears likely to remain high and more central banks are looking to raise interest rates. This note considers five potentially attractive ETF investment ideas for a rising rate environment.

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A deep dive into the BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF (ASIA)

Can the Asian tigers roar back?

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Volatility is nothing new for Asian markets, particularly after a period of prolonged uncertainty throughout the Asian tech sector.
However, recent commentary from the Chinese government has led to renewed optimism, and  China’s underlying economic environment could prove to be accommodative for growth stocks across the continent over the coming year.

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Why it pays to buy quality Australian companies

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Globally, evidence has long suggested that so-called ‘quality’ companies i.e. those able to maintain a consistently high return on equity, without undue leverage, tend to be able to produce good shareholder returns over time.
Indeed, none other than the famed investor Warren Buffett has identified these as key metrics he considers when picking stocks.

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The changing face of healthcare: How to invest in the digital health revolution

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Due to population ageing and rising income levels, healthcare spending is expected to continue to grow faster than global economic output over coming decades.
Spending is also likely to increasingly favour digital health solutions over the traditional way of delivering healthcare, as technological innovation helps improve efficiency,

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The green lining: Europe’s march to clean energy

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Putin’s war, aside from creating one of the largest humanitarian crises in recent decades, has highlighted the need for Europe to wean itself off Russian oil and gas and accelerate the continent’s transition to renewable energies.
In this article I’ll explore Europe’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels,

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when the Fed starts hiking, look to quality

When the Fed starts hiking, look to quality

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Financial theory suggests that rising interest rates hurt stock valuations due to a rise in the equity risk premium, and therefore an increase in the discount rate used to assess future cash flows.
With the U.S. Federal Reserve indicating a period of rising rates to assist in curbing inflation,

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The E-commerce revolution: investing in the online retailing boom

The E-commerce revolution: investing in the online retailing boom

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Already growing in importance prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the forced lockdown of millions across the world in the past two years has rapidly introduced many more to the convenience, value and choice available through online shopping. As a result, what was a strong trend prior to COVID-19 has accelerated,

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Play the game

Play the game: investing in the dynamic video gaming and esports industry

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The video gaming industry of today bears little resemblance to the industry of years gone by, when teenagers saved their cash to buy a cartridge of their favourite game at Walmart.
There are now around 3 billion gamers globally, of whom a full 2.5 billion play on their mobile devices1,

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