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How Biden’s waiver on the COVID-19 vaccine patents could impact on the future of the pharmaceutical sector 07 May 2021 Dr James Cooke

Reports released yesterday indicate that President Joe Biden intends to temporarily suspend the pharmaceutical patent system for COVID-19 medicines during the pandemic.

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International market overview - As at the end of April 2021 05 May 2021 Nico Els and Jarred Sullivan

Global equity markets pushed higher in April, as the vaccine roll-out gained traction in developed markets, economies reopened, and inflation fears subsided.

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The Corona-conomy: Backwards and forwards 04 May 2021 Sithembile Bopela

Hindsight is 20/20, but foresight is an acquired skill. The Covid-19 pandemic has given the global economy the biggest facelift in the history of the modern world, or at least since World War II.

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Global mega cap investing with Ashburton Investments 30 March 2021 Dr James Cooke

Mega cap companies are generally thought of as those whose total value of all shares in issue is above $100 billion.

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Inflation outlook: As at the end of February 2021 26 March 2021 Dr James Cooke

The great inflation debate is on-going, and the truth is that no-one knows for sure what will happen. If there was one economic variable that the Ashburton Investment team would like to know for long term investment it would be the inflation outlook.

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Vaccines: need, speed and greed 03 March 2021 James Cooke

Efforts to stem the spread have resulted in underlying economic hardships across the world. To prevent the collapse of multiple businesses across sectors, central banks embarked on aggressive monetary expansion last year.