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The sun shines on M&A activity in renewables

Mergers and acquisitions have come to a grinding halt this year. But activity in the renewable energy sector is heating up with a number of deals. According to Bloomberg data, in the wider market, Australia’s deal activity dropped to $13.8…

What if?

Portfolio construction is a function of possibilities. Equity versus fixed income is the obvious; equity the potential of capital growth, and fixed income the promise of low-yet-secure returns. You can test returns based on evidence from whatever historic time frame…

The future of big retail

The pandemic lockdown has forced businesses to rethink modes of distribution and introduce automation in response to an increase in online shopping for essential items. Qube and Goodman Group have welcomed the opportunity to expand operations with some of Australia’s…

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Adviser Profile: Matthew Scholten

Matthew Scholten is the executive chair of Scholten Collins McKissock in Melbourne. He is a…

Financial Planner’s morning report – Friday

The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) followed a strong global lead pushing 1.7% higher, with all sectors benefiting. The most stunning performance has come from Afterpay Ltd (ASX:APT) which after hitting another all-time high has become the 19th most valuable company at $18 billion; this despite losing $32 million last year.

Financial Planner’s morning report – Thursday

Most global markets started the financial year on a positive note, with the ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) adding 0.6% despite reports that just 30% of jobs lost during the COVID-19 crisis have been replaced.

Effects of OPEC+ deal on oil price

The new OPEC+ deal to cut production should help stabilise the oil market, but it’s…

Equity crowdfunding an expensive way to raise capital

On the way to receiving its banking licence in September last year, neobank Xinja used…

Beware the traps in the Government’s bankruptcy release

Businesses will get relief with changes to the bankruptcy laws but directors need to be…

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