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

In this week’s Diary a look at the world around us and the implications for investment, why politicians and scientists find it difficult to understand each other and a link between inflating bubbles and index tracking.
The FTSE 100 is called to open 5 points lower at 6710. Stocks dipped Friday from records and equity futures fell as restrictions to curb escalating coronavirus cases dented some of the optimism over earnings and plans for additional stimulus.
As we enter a New Year, the world is still wrestling with the Coronavirus pandemic. Looking back to the beginning of 2020, the year followed on from a reasonably strong performing 2019, and this momentum certainly continued for most of the first quarter.

Investment views

Upstarts and the economics: The challenges facing banks

Investment views

Home is where the Heart is

 

INSIGHTS

All insights
In this week’s Diary a look at the world around us and the implications for investment, why politicians and scientists find it difficult to understand each other and a link between inflating bubbles and index tracking.
Investment insights
The FTSE 100 is called to open 5 points lower at 6710. Stocks dipped Friday from records and equity futures fell as restrictions to curb escalating coronavirus cases dented some of the optimism over earnings and plans for additional stimulus.
All insights
As we enter a New Year, the world is still wrestling with the Coronavirus pandemic. Looking back to the beginning of 2020, the year followed on from a reasonably strong performing 2019, and this momentum certainly continued for most of the first quarter.
Fund Buyer
The dominance of mega caps has led to some big moves in index weightings and in some cases, these indices are becoming less useful for investors to use as a comparator.
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