132020Oct

Market Update – October 2020

The upcoming US presidential election is contributing to market volatility and raising fears of a disputed election result, which could lead to market instability. Attention shifted in September from monetary policy to fiscal policy as markets looked for signs that fiscal spending will continue to prop up economies around the world. The Australian federal budget…

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142020Sep

Market Update – September 2020

The global economic recovery continues, however growth is uneven across regions and there were signs of a loss of momentum in Europe through the September quarter. US President Trump stepped up his trade rhetoric ahead of the presidential election with talk of a “decoupling” from the Chinese economy amid a widening trade deficit. China is…

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142020Aug

August Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Central bank policies driving share market performance Despite economic stresses, major share markets continued to rise in July as investors remain buoyed by supportive central bank policies.. Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist at MLC Asset Management, discusses these points in the August Economic Update.

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132020Aug

Market Update – August 2020

Highlights: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy has been profound, especially in emerging, low-income economies with limited health care capacity. Trade tensions between the US and China added to market volatility, while the outcome of the November US presidential election remains uncertain. A port explosion in Beirut killed at least 135…

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212020Jul

July Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Share markets up, but economic concerns remain: what’s going on? Markets have been buoyed by central bank and government support for economies. However, COVID-19 remains a threat and economies are still fragile. Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist at MLC Asset Management, discusses these points in the July Economic Update. Watch the video >>

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142020Jul

Market Update – July 2020

Highlights: Since the initial outbreak, COVID-19 has spread to over 210 countries, and estimates indicate it could trim global economic growth by between 3.0% to 6.0% in 2020. Cyclical indicators including PMIs and unemployment rates remain weak but are improving, bolstering the market’s hopes of a speedy recovery. Some countries and US states reversed course…

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