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Winners and losers from changing media consumption.

10 November, 2015

Winners and losers from changing media consumption

As people change how they consume media, the traditional media model is under threat. As always there are winners and losers. Manuel Greenland looks at the drivers of change and why out of home advertising is enjoying a surge in popularity.
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Is China's two child policy a boon for investors?.

03 November, 2015

Is China's two child policy a boon for investors?

China has announced it is removing its one child policy to address a declining population. Mark Brighouse considers the implications for investors.
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The rise and rise of peer-to-peer lending.

27 October, 2015

The rise and rise of peer-to-peer lending

Peer-to-peer lending is increasing in popularity worldwide. Murray Brown looks at where the industry is heading and what borrowers and lenders need to consider.
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Infrastructure spending set to bolster global growth.

20 October, 2015

Infrastructure spending set to bolster global growth

Spending on infrastructure looks set to increase as governments seek to stimulate growth and improve productivity. Funding lines look plentiful but policy risk remains a key challenge to overcome. Zoie Regan talks about the infrastructure investment landscape.
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Global corporate tax avoidance crackdown on the way.

13 October, 2015

Global corporate tax avoidance crackdown on the way

Public backlash in recent years over large multinationals like Apple and Amazon not paying their fair share of corporate tax is behind moves at the recent G20 meeting to clamp down on this behaviour. Roger Garrett outlines the likely impact of the changes.
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Profitability versus humanity — the price of health.

06 October, 2015

Profitability versus humanity — the price of health

Pharmaceutical companies and the discussion about the price of drugs; where do you stand on this? Read more ...
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Short-term pain in Aussie for long-term gain?.

29 September, 2015

Short-term pain in Aussie for long-term gain?

The Australian share market continues to have its challenges in the face of weak commodity prices and slowing Chinese growth. An increasingly short-term focus by investors is providing buying opportunities and Manuel Greenland talks about how this is playing out.
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Australian housing market showing signs of cooling off. Are there lessons for NZ?.

22 September, 2015

Australian housing market showing signs of cooling off. Are there lessons for NZ?

A new report from the Reserve Bank of Australia identifies population growth and housing construction activity as the key drivers of recent housing price growth as opposed to low interest rates. Frank Jasper considers the parallels to New Zealand's housing market and whether we should be concerned about a cooling off of prices.
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To hike or not to hike; that is the question.

15 September, 2015

To hike or not to hike; that is the question

All eyes are on the US Federal Reserve this week as they meet to debate raising the overnight cash rate. David McLeish backgrounds the issue and shares his opinion on what the US Fed is likely to do.
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Is it time to take a bite of Apple?.

08 September, 2015

Is it time to take a bite of Apple?

Shares in Apple have fallen by about 19% over recent months. As their annual product launch is about to take place, Frank Jasper reflects on whether Apple presents a good investment right now.