Share market correction

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Key points Global, and particularly Australian, shares have seen a bit of a pull back over the last month which could have further to go in the short term. However, what we are seeing is likely a correction as opposed to a new bear market. From a fundamental point of view the cycle still looks

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Grey Expectations: Australia’s retirement saving challenge

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AMP Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Craig Meller’s speech to CEDA  In his first major public address, Craig Meller, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of AMP will update CEDA guests on the fiscal and personal financial challenges presented by an aging population, the importance of lifting the national debate to one about financial

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Weekly market & economic update – week ending 26 September, 2014

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets had a rough week weighed down by a combination of worries about the Fed, tough action against US companies seeking to reduce their tax by relocating outside the US, worries about Chinese growth, geopolitical concerns and worries about the loss of breadth in the

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Weekly market & economic update – week ending 12 September, 2014

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets mostly pulled back over the last week as worries about the Fed, talk of tougher capital requirements for US banks and new trade sanctions over Ukraine weighed. Japanese shares were an exception globally with the fall in the Yen to a six year low

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AMP Capital adds Global Listed Infrastructure Fund to its SMSF Suite

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AMP Capital has made it easier for self-managed super fund (SMSF) investors to access listed infrastructure by adding its flagship global fund to the SMSF Suite. The AMP Capital Global Listed Infrastructure Fund was established in July 2010 and the capability already has more than A$1 billion in assets under management from both institutional and

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Weekly market & economic update – week ending 5 September, 2014

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets were mixed over the last week with Eurozone shares up on the ECB’s monetary easing and talk of a ceasefire in Ukraine, Japanese and Chinese shares up but US shares down partly on worries that strong data might bring forward a Fed rate hike

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AMP Capital invests in portfolio of renewable assets across Canada and the United States

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AMP Capital’s Infrastructure Debt Fund II has arranged and structured a C$110 million subordinated loan for Alterra Power Corporation, a leading global renewable energy company headquartered in British Columbia. AMP Capital acted as the sole lead arranger working on an exclusive basis with Alterra to successfully close the transaction. Alterra Power Corporation is a renewable-focused

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Weekly market & economic update – week ending 29 August, 2014

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets were mixed over the past week with good economic data propelling the US share market to record highs and hopes of more ECB stimulus helping in Europe, but with soft data and profits weighing in Japan and Australia and increased Ukraine tensions weighing across

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The global economic outlook – implications for investors

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Key points The global economy is still on the mend, but it’s still a two steps forward, one step back affair. Of the major regions the US is doing the best, but Europe is lagging. This means occasional bouts of uncertainty, but it’s not such a bad thing if it keeps central banks supportive. The

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