Weekly market update – week ending 17 May, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets fell earlier in the past week as the trade war continued to escalate, before rebounding helped by better economic and earnings news and hopes of a trade deal. This left share markets mixed with US and Chinese shares down slightly, but Eurozone, Japanese and […]

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Mind the cap and check your payslips – how to make the most of your super contributions

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As we head towards the end of the financial year, the AMP technical super support team has seen an increase in the number of calls regarding how much people can contribute to super before reaching their concessional (before tax) and non-concessional (after tax) contributions caps. Analysis of data from over 1800 calls revealed a focus […]

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The trade war is back – what went wrong, what it means for share markets and what it means for Australia

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Key points The trade war between the US and China has returned after talks to resolve their trade differences broke down. Our base case remains that a deal will be reached to resolve the issues, but the risks to global growth are now higher (given the escalation in tariffs from the US) and share markets […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 10 May, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets fell over the last week as US/China trade tensions returned with a vengeance. Australian shares were relatively resilient though falling only 0.5%, helped by gains in utilities and property stocks and resilience in resources stocks. The return to risk off saw bond yields decline […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 3 May, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets mostly fell over the last week with the Fed indicating no inclination to cut rates, a bit of wariness around US/China trade talks and as a fall back in oil prices weighed on energy shares. Energy shares were in fact the worst performing sector […]

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AMP Limited appoints new Chief Financial Officer

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AMP Limited yesterday announced the appointment of John Patrick (JP) Moorhead as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective 1 June 2019. Mr Moorhead will succeed Gordon Lefevre who will retire from AMP after more than five years as Group CFO following an orderly transition. Mr Moorhead, who is currently CFO and Chief Operating Officer of AMP […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 26 April, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets were mixed over the last week. US shares hit last year’s highs helped by good earnings news and rising energy shares on the back of high oil prices. Following the US lead Australian shares also made it back to last year’s highs helped by […]

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5G – Download the Revolution

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With data usage projected to increase over five-fold by 2025, communications infrastructure will require significant enhancement in order to support the data explosion. In AMP Capital’s latest paper on communications infrastructure, Giuseppe Corona, Head of Global Listed Infrastructure, and Jason Aront, Portfolio Manager, focus on 5G, exploring the history of telecommunications networks from 0 to 5G, explaining […]

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Working 5 to 9: one in three Australians clock off work and on to their passion

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More than two thirds (67 per cent) of Australians are currently working on a side project as they look to turn their passion into a reality, according to new research from the AMP Foundation. This has led to the rise of the 5pm to 9pm working day that is seeing more than a third (37 […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 12 April, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets fell slightly over the last week on global growth concerns and renewed US/Europe trade war fears. Australian shares rose though playing catch up to the previous weeks rally in global shares with energy, tech and real estate stocks being the main drivers. Bond […]

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