Five things I learnt about robotics and automation

Robotics and automation is not a new concept and is undoubtedly here to stay. With the backdrop of a global pandemic though, automation’s positive potential is increasingly seen as an industrial panacea. As an example, more heavily automated sectors, like manufacturing, appear to be experiencing less disruption than services and construction, which are more dependent on labour.

Market views

With the US on holiday for part of the week, investment activity was noticeably below the recent average, nevertheless equities had a good week.
The FTSE 100 is called to open 2 points higher at 6364. Stocks are ending the week in a cautious fashion as investors assess valuations following a rapid rise in equities this month and the enduring pandemic in parts of Europe and the U.S. Oil retreated amid rising tensions within OPEC+ members.
Last week, equity markets continued to be dominated by positive vaccine news which enabled another positive outcome for most markets.

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Upstarts and the economics: The challenges facing banks

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Home is where the Heart is

 

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With the US on holiday for part of the week, investment activity was noticeably below the recent average, nevertheless equities had a good week.
Investment insights
The FTSE 100 is called to open 2 points higher at 6364. Stocks are ending the week in a cautious fashion as investors assess valuations following a rapid rise in equities this month and the enduring pandemic in parts of Europe and the U.S. Oil retreated amid rising tensions within OPEC+ members.
All insights
Last week, equity markets continued to be dominated by positive vaccine news which enabled another positive outcome for most markets.
All insights
In this week’s Diary, a tour of the world focusing on cracks that are appearing in the façade of the consensus about how 2021 will look. Also real, as opposed to financial, bears.
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