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Weekly Market Update – 12th April 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

There were lots of headlines over the last week about the IMF downgrading its global growth forecasts to 3.3% for this year from 3.5% – but it’s really just catching up to last year’s growth slowdown which was reflected in last year’s

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Weekly Market Update – 5th April 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Global share markets pushed higher over the last week helped by more “green shoots” pointing to improving global growth this year, including Chinese business conditions PMIs and the US ISM index and a stabilisation in Eurozone composite PMIs, another Goldilocks jobs report

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2019/20 Federal Budget Report

2019/20 Federal Budget Report

A Budget for the political times tempered by the economic times, is the underlying theme for Budget 2019.
With Scott Morrison to call the election within a matter of days, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg had to pull a rabbit out of the hat last week and we’ll know

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Weekly Market Update – 29th March 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Share markets were mixed over the last week as global growth worries continue to impact. US and Eurozone shares rose a bit, but Japanese and Chinese shares fell in lagged response to the previous week’s falls in the US and Europe. Australian

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Weekly Market Update – 22nd March 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

While Eurozone shares fell slightly, other major share markets rose over the last week helped by Fed dovishness. From their December low US shares are now up 21%, global shares are up 18% and Australian shares are up 14%. The underperformance of

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Weekly Market Update – 15th March 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Global share markets rebounded over the last week helped by benign economic data and China’s confirmation of policy stimulus. US and Eurozone shares rose 2.9%, Japanese shares gained 2% and Chinese shares rose 2.4%. Australian shares fell 0.5% though, with consumer and

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Weekly Market Update – 8th March 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Major global share markets fell over the last week on worries about global growth, with US shares down 2.2%, Eurozone shares down 1.3%, Japanese shares losing 2.7% and Chinese shares down 2.5%. Australian shares pushed 0.2% higher though on increasing expectations

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Weekly Market Update – 1st March 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

While US shares fell slightly over the last week (with geopolitical noise not helping most major share markets) Australian shares continued to rise, arguably playing catch up to the rally in US shares. The Australian share market was led higher by

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Weekly Market Update – 22nd February 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Share markets continued to rise over the last week helped by good news regarding US/China trade talks. US shares rose 0.6%, Eurozone shares gained 0.8%, Japanese shares rose 2.5% and Chinese shares rose 5.4%. Australian shares rose 1.7% helped by reasonable earnings

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