Martin Currie

Martin Currie adds leverage to UK closed-end fund

In a sign of a high level of confidence in their ability to beat the market over time, Martin Currie has added a 10 per cent borrowing capacity to its UK-based closed-end ‘global portfolio trust’. The independent board, chaired by

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Profit season reaction shows investors’ priorities

Investors’ responses to the profit reporting season suggest that the market is still rewarding those companies that can produce results in a weak revenue environment, rather than rewarding those investing for the future, according to fund manager Martin Currie’s analysis

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Investing ethically doesn’t hurt returns

The image many investors have of ethical investing is the use a negative screen – a list of “sin stocks”, such as tobacco, alcohol, gambling and firearms companies, that are excluded from a fund’s portfolio. While negative screens are still

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Brett Jollie

The market sizes up Amazon’s entry

Retail stocks, such as JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and Myer have taken a pounding in recent months, and one of the factors in their decline is all the talk about the entry of Amazon into the local market. In April,

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Rumble in the Jungle

Online retailer Amazon has confirmed that it will set up operations in Australia. The company says it is looking for a warehouse (what the company calls a fulfilment centre), which may be the first of many. It is also looking

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Rumble in the Jungle

Online retailer Amazon has confirmed that it will set up operations in Australia. The company says it is

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