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It’s time to shed the home country bias

Peter Wilmshurst

When it comes to investing, Australians forego their ‘globetrotter’ reputation and rarely look past local companies. In consumption, however, we are far worldlier and have embraced international brands such as Apple, Samsung, Google, BP and Toyota. Show More

This week in tech: Tesla vs Everyone, commute anywhere in under an hour, commercial driverless taxis by Christmas, and how do you invest in this

Lachlan MacGregor

This week the news was overrun with announcements by car makers expanding their electric vehicle ambitions. Elon Musk presented SpaceX's plans for colonisation of Mars, as well as rockets that could allow commuting to anywhere on Earth in an hour - for the price of an economy ticket. And Google... Show More

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The World’s Largest Biometric ID System

Mugunthan Siva

India is home to the world’s largest biometric identity program. The Unique Identification Authority of India has spent seven years collecting fingerprints, iris and facial scans for over 1.167 billion enrolled citizens. The World Bank's Chief Economist, Paul Romer, described it as "the most sophisticated ID program in the world". Show More

Sunset Strip | Aussie Afternoon Institutional Market Wrap

Mathan Somasundaram

Market opened positive and then sold down gradually to finish slightly positive. Our market was waiting to see the global reaction before moving positive. The US Fed move is now firmly in Dec. The US election worries are also subsiding as Republican candidate’s debate performance was not seen by either... Show More