Emerging Markets Equities Post Longest Rally in a Year
Emerging-market equities rose for a fourth week last week as signs of easing trade tensions supported the appetite for riskier assets. Currencies dropped amid a stronger dollar. The following is a roundup of emerging-markets news and highlights for the week ending Jan. 20:
Climate change picked to create big investment headwinds
Investors have been encouraged to consider the effects of climate change as a significant headwind to portfolios in the future, as investments remain at risk of physical and financial impacts. In AMP Capital’s latest analysis, Kirsten Le Mesurier, portfolio manager of the multi-asset group, encouraged investors to assess the level of risk climate change possesses to their portfolios, regardless of their personal views on the debate. “Some investors don’t believe in climate change and believe that any consideration of it in an investment process means sacrificing return,” she wrote.
Spain to invest €235 billion to tackle climate change over next decade
It comes as the country sets a target of 100% renewable electricity by 2050
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has apologised for the country’s inaction on climate change over the last decade, which he blamed on the hostile economic crisis Spain suffered for around six years. A new energy and climate change plan is expected to be submitted soon to the European Union, revealed Sanchez, which will see investments of €235 billion from 2021-2030.
Why you should invest in agriculture
There are many reasons why a prospective investor should invest in agriculture. Experts say agriculture is a low-risk investment that keeps pace with inflation and increases in value over the long-term. They describe investment in agriculture as a tangible asset that provides benefit to the community, adding that it can diversify the investor’s portfolio. Experts say investments in agriculture can guarantee significant revenue for the investor.
Australian Agriculture Outlook 2019 tips positive year ahead
AUSTRALIAN agriculture is set for a bumper year with forecasts predicting cattle prices to strengthen, farmgate milk prices to push upwards and lamb and mutton to set new annual average records.
That’s according to Rural Bank’s Australian Agriculture Outlook 2019 released today.
Flexible Electronics Market worth $16.50 billion by 2021
The global “Flexible Electronics Market worth USD 16.50 billion by 2021” report represents the broad information comprising each and every aspect related to the global Flexible Electronics Market. The experts arranged and processed the global Flexible Electronics Market related raw data congregated from various sources with the help of different methodological and analytical tactics such as probability, SWOT analysis, and statistical variation among many. According to the report, global flexible electronics market was valued at USD 5.13 billion in 2015 and is expected to generate revenue of USD 16.50 billion by end of 2021, growing at a CAGR of slightly above 21% between 2016 and 2021.
Scientists who created Dolly the sheep reveal plans for gene-edited ‘superchickens’ resistant to flu in bid to halt human pandemic.
British scientists are developing gene-edited chickens designed to be totally resistant to flu in a new approach to trying to stop the next deadly human pandemic. The first of the transgenic chicks will be hatched later this year at the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, said Wendy Barclay, a professor of virology at Imperial College London who is co-leading the project. The birds’ DNA has been altered using a new gene editing technology known as CRISPR.