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Weekly Market Update – 10th August 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Share markets mostly rose over the last week as economic and profit news was mostly favourable and there was nothing really new on the trade war front. Bond yields generally fell slightly but there wasn’t a lot in it. Commodity prices were

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Weekly Market Update – 3rd August 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

US shares rose 0.8% over the last week, helped by strong earnings results, a bounce back in tech stocks and another “Goldilocks” jobs report. However, Eurozone shares fell 1.1%, Japanese shares lost 0.8%, Chinese shares fell 5.9% and Australian shares lost

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Weekly Market Update – 27th July 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Share markets pushed higher over the last week, helped by good US earnings news and a US/European trade “agreement”. Despite disappointing results from Facebook and Twitter hitting tech stocks, US shares rose 0.6%, Eurozone shares rose 1.7%, Japanese shares rose 0.1%, Australian

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Weekly Market Update – 13th July 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

There was plenty of volatility this week as equities initially got hit following more detail from the US around additional tariffs on Chinese imports. The announcement actually contained nothing new, as Trump said in late June that the US would look to impose

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Weekly Market Update – 6th July 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Trade war fears continued to cause nervousness over the last week, weighing on Chinese, Japanese and Asian shares generally but US and Eurozone shares rose partly on hopes for a resolution but also helped by good data and Australian shares also

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Weekly Market Update – 29th June 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

The past week saw geopolitical concerns around trade, in particular the US-China relationship which continues to dominate investment markets. This saw most share markets fall, with US shares down 1.3% for the week, Eurozone shares down 1.5% despite a Friday rally on

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Weekly Market Update – 22nd June 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

The past week saw geopolitics continue to cause gyrations in markets with political tensions around immigration in Germany and Trump upping the ante on trade with China. This saw most major share markets fall, particularly in Europe and China and at the

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Tread Lightly, Collaboratively Post Banking Royal Commission

Reverberations will continue to be felt across the mahogany boardrooms and expansive top-floor executives suites of Australia’s admonished banking and financial services giants, as the royal commission claims more scalps while others jump the proverbial ship.

The revelations exposed by the royal commission have been nothing short of appalling. As members

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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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