May Economic Update with John Owen

In the latest update, John Owen, Portfolio Specialist reviews events in markets during April. He discusses: Australia’s share market performing very well, outperforming its global peers how the improvement in global economic data in April partly mitigated investors’ recent concerns the fall in consumer prices recorded in the March quarter, bringing Australia’s annual inflation to…

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – May 2016

 Welcome to the May edition of the Market Update.  The recovery in equity and commodity prices continued in April helped by reasonable economic data and commentary from central banks, whilst oil prices continued to move higher, up another 20% in April. In the United States GDP growth was disappointing for the quarter, whilst GDP was…

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May 2016 – Reserve Bank Cut Interest Rates to Record Low

At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.75 per cent, effective 4 May 2016. This follows information showing inflationary pressures are lower than expected. The global economy is continuing to grow, though at a slightly lower pace than earlier expected, with forecasts having been revised down a little…

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