Market Update – June 2020

Highlights: Key economies have so far avoided a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, but the World Health Organisation warned it continues to spread rapidly in some regions. Liquidity conditions remain favourable as central banks and governments continue to prop up economies via monetary and fiscal easing measures. Key indicators such as unemployment and PMIs improved in…

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Market Update – May 2020

  Highlights: Shutdowns, isolation, and social distancing measures have had a profound impact on consumer-facing sectors and have resulted in large spikes in unemployment. Central banks around the world have embarked on unprecedented emergency lending and bond buying programs to combat the economic effects of the coronavirus. The Bank of England forecasts UK GDP to…

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Market Update – April 2020

Highlights: Large-scale fiscal and monetary stimulus is being deployed by countries around the world as governments confront the extent of the economic impact of the coronavirus. Oil markets were thrown into disarray after failed talks between Russia and Saudi Arabia resulted in a price war that threatens US shale oil producers. The Australian government has…

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RBA 19 March Special Announcement – Monetary Policy

The coronavirus is first and foremost a public health issue, but it is also having a very major impact on the economy and the financial system. As the virus has spread, countries have restricted the movement of people across borders and have implemented social distancing measures, including restricting movements within countries and within cities. The…

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