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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 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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In the fast lane: Electric vehicles and the automotive technology revolution

In the fast lane: Electric vehicles and the automotive technology revolution

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The roads of tomorrow will look nothing like those of today.
Reflecting rapid technological innovation, the global automotive sector is on the cusp of profound change over the next few decades. These changes include the transition to low-emission electric and hydrogen-powered motors, automated driving,

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No cash accepted: investing in the digital payments revolution

No cash accepted: investing in the digital payments revolution

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Thanks to improvements in smartphones, mobile networks and payments technology, the traditional bank-centric payments system – based around cash and plastic credit cards – is increasingly being disrupted by faster, cheaper and often more secure mobile-based systems.
Across emerging markets, and among the young within developed markets especially,

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Investing in Europe – new opportunities in the old world

Investing in Europe – new opportunities in the old world

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When thinking of continental Europe, images of a slow-moving, conflict-torn bloc may emerge, and investors may look elsewhere for growth opportunities. However, with the hangover of Brexit beginning to fade, a change of government in Germany and leadership on the global green agenda,

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Indian stocks make their move

Indian stocks make their move

Despite India’s economy being relatively hard hit by COVID-19 over the past year, its stock market has been among the strongest performers. Helping underpin the Indian market outlook has been continued strong growth in the economy and corporate earnings. Indian companies that score highly on ‘quality’ metrics such as return on equity have also continued to demonstrate their relatively good performance within the Indian market.

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Quality Performance Without the Price Tag

Quality performance without the price tag

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Over the long term, ‘high-quality’ companies have tended to outperform the more cyclically exposed areas of the market as investors have searched for companies with lower debt, more consistent earnings and stronger profitability, offering dependable, secular growth in a low-growth world.
This is visible when comparing historical returns of an index of high-quality global companies to the broad global market over the past decade.

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