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Weekly Market Update – 15th June 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

The past week saw mixed share markets. US shares were flat, with strong data offset by worries about a more hawkish US Federal Reserve (Fed) and tariffs on Chinese imports, Eurozone shares rose 1.4% as the European Central Bank (ECB) remained dovish

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Weekly Market Update – 8th June 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

The past week saw share markets rebound as investors refocussed a bit away from the geopolitical soap operas back to favourable underlying global growth. This saw major share markets rebound, although Eurozone shares were constrained by ongoing weakness in Italian shares, and

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Weekly Market Update – 1st June 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

The past week saw financial markets dominated yet again by geopolitical developments with first the turmoil in Italy and then US trade announcements rattling share markets, but with good US payrolls and the formation of an Italian government helping boost US

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Weekly Market Update – 25th May 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

The past week has again seen geopolitical issues dominate with renewed trade worries out of the US, the cancellation of the North Korean summit and rising angst around the formation of a populist coalition government in Italy. Despite this US shares managed

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Weekly Market Update – 18th May 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Global share markets were mixed last week with Japanese and Chinese shares up 0.8% and Australian shares up 0.5%, but Eurozone shares flat weighed down by a fall in Italian shares and US shares down 0.5% on the back of rising bond

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Weekly Market Update – 11th May 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Global share markets rose over the last week helped by another Goldilocks combination of good economic data, strong profits and benign US inflation. This was despite the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal which pushed up oil prices. For the week,

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2018/19 Federal Budget Report

2018/19 Federal Budget Report

If you’re the kind of person who loathes surprises, preferring to be fully apprised of impending gifts before birthdays, anniversaries or Christmases, then chances are you would have loved the recent Federal Budget.

In fact, if this Budget was a surprise birthday party, the guest of honour would

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Weekly Market Update – 4th May 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Despite a 1.3% rally on Friday after another “Goldilocks” jobs report US shares fell 0.2% over the last week, but other share markets fared better over the week with Japanese shares flat, Eurozone shares up 0.9%, Chinese shares up 0.5% and

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Weekly Market Update 27th April 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Shares were flat to up over the last week. Eurozone shares rose 0.5% and Japanese and Australian shares rose 1.4% whereas US shares were flat despite good earnings results and Chinese shares fell 0.1%. Despite a mid-week spike higher, bond yields were

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Weekly Market Update – 20th April 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

The news flow was less dominated by politics this week and more by positive economic developments which gave share markets a boost. US shares were up by 0.5% (and have recovered around 4% from post-tariff March lows), Eurozone shares were 1.3% higher,

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