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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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Forget nukes – cyber conflict is the 21st century crisis

Forget nukes – cyber conflict is the 21st century crisis

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The online age has heralded a new era of warfare, which pits not only sovereign nations against one another, but also cyber criminals against businesses, individuals, and their intellectual property.
Cybersecurity incidents soared in Australia during the past financial year, according to the recent Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) second annual threat report.

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

Will China kill its golden geese? A deep dive into the BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF (ASIA)

The Asian technology sector has suffered a pullback in recent months, even as global equity markets – and the global tech sector in particular – have continued to power ahead. This suggests the pullback largely reflects regional factors – namely the tightening of regulatory scrutiny by Chinese authorities of its major technology companies.

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The naked truth – returns stripped back

The naked truth – returns stripped back

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Looking at headline returns is a great way to quickly ascertain how much your portfolio has increased or decreased in a certain timeframe, but it tells us little in terms of how much risk has been attached to the investment, and how much of the return can be explained by movement in the wider market.

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Time to top up on Tech?

Time to top up on Tech?

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If you have looked at recent financial headlines, there’s a high chance the rotation of assets into value exposures has been mentioned. This has largely been a result of a plethora of positive vaccine rollout updates, the reopening of the global economy and expectations of rising inflation.

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Making cybercrime pay: the growth opportunity in cybersecurity

Making cybercrime pay: the growth opportunity in cybersecurity

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Companies today rely increasingly on digital technologies to conduct their business and engage with customers, business partners and employees. In a digitally connected world, cybercrime presents ongoing risks and threats to companies operating in all industries.
As exposure to, and reliance on network systems,

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