ThreeSixty Research Market Update – March 2018

Highlights: Perhaps paradoxically, February’s market turmoil was a response to signs that the global economy is reducing slack. US employment and wage indicators led investors to take a more “inflationist” view, with a rise in yields pre-empting future Fed tightening. Price pressures in Europe also appear to be picking up, with PMIs pointing to stronger…

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Chart of the week: ‘Made in Australia’ makes a comeback

26 February 2018 Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist Australian manufacturing vs global surveys View larger imageSources: Australian Industry Group (AIG) Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) Markit Economics for Purchasing Managers Index Australia’s manufacturing sector has struggled over recent years with intense global competition. Factory closures and large job losses were all too common…

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