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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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Healthcare - beyond the pandemic

Healthcare – beyond the pandemic

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Healthcare stocks understandably have received a lot of attention over the past 18 months.
The arrival of COVID-19 vaccines promised a return to a (more) normal life, and as the vaccine rollout began, companies like Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca dominated headlines – not just for their success in producing a vaccine,

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Market Trends: December 2021

Market Trends: December 2021

Key global market trends – rates and COVID spark concern

Global equities suffered a setback in November reflecting concerns about both the Omicron COVID variant and a hawkish pivot by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Bond yields and commodity prices eased over the month, while the $US strengthened. Concerns with regard to Chinese property developer Evergrande remained on the back burner,

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