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26 July 2016

Megatrends impacting investment markets
Key points - Key megatrends relevant for investors are: slower growth in household debt; the backlash against economic rationalism &rise of populism; geopolitical tensions; aging and slowing populations; low commodity prices; technological innovation &automation; the Asian ascendancy &China's growing middle class; rising environmental awareness; and the energy revolution.   - Most of these are constraining growth and hence investor returns. However, technological innovation remains positive for profits and some of these point to inflation bottoming.    IntroductionRecent  developments – including the rise of populism, developments in the South China  
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Oliver's Insights is a regular update from Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP Capital.

In Oliver's Insights, Dr Shane Oliver explores the latest issues regarding financial markets and the economy.


Who is Dr Shane Oliver?

Dr Shane Oliver joined AMP in 1984 as a research officer and in 1994 became AMP's Chief Economist. He now plays a major role in determining AMP Capital's investment strategy and asset allocation. He also provides economic forecasts and analysis to the asset class portfolio managers. As chief economist, he maintains a media profile for AMP Capital on economic and investment market issues.


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