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Spheres of influence: the return of history?
13 Mar 2017
As the US, Russia and China reposition themselves on the world stage, Cold War-style spheres of influence are coming to define the new global order.
Power up: has the time come for renewables?
24 Jan 2017
Europe has led the drive to generate electricity from renewable sources, a trend that is gathering pace around the world and will create a wide array of opportunities for investors.
24 Nov 2016
New technologies are set to revolutionise the autos industry and the transport sector, and in the process become one of the key investment themes over the coming years.
Sovereign wealth funds: evolution of the giants
As sovereign wealth funds shift their vast portfolios into new asset classes, such as real estate, infrastructure and private debt, perceptions of these investment behemoths are beginning to change.
Shares boosted by Korea talks
While interest rates appear to be on a gradual upward trajectory in much of the world, UK financial markets were forced to scale back expectations of tighter monetary policy as softer domestic economic data appeared to give the Bank of England pause for thought.