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Energy & commodities
Investing in renewables: opportunities and challenges
As investment in renewable energy continues to grow, we examine the opportunities and challenges in the energy sector across the UK and Europe and what makes this area attractive to long term investors.
Infrastructure & urbanisation
Urbanisation and the growth of global cities
Around the world one in every two people now live in urban areas, and this number is predicted to rise to two out of three by 2050. This global trend poses enormous challenges and opportunities for governments and communities, and it’s an area in which private finance will play an increasingly important role.
Asian economic outlook: low oil price environment
In 2014, demand growth for oil fell from 1.4 million to 700,000 barrels a day as supply grew by almost 2.5 million barrels a day. Macquarie Securities Head of Oil and Gas in Asia, James Hubbard, says oil demand in China remains strong, despite the decrease globally.
Australian Economic Outlook: equity markets & global growth
Global equity markets have seen a turbulent start to 2016, due to weaker emerging markets growth prospects and concerns about the impacts of low oil prices.
Macquarie’s Australian Head of Economic Research, James McIntyre, says whether this becomes an issue for global growth in 2016 will depend on impacts to confidence and energy demand.