Market Update – May 2021

Highlights: Investors extended expectations of accommodative monetary and fiscal policies following signs of a slowdown in the US recovery. US President Biden is believed to be setting a new vaccination goal to have the first dose delivered to 70% of adults by July 4. Europe has enjoyed better than expected economic data and a decline…

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April Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Senior MLC economist Bob Cunneen discusses which key events have been driving markets. In this video, Bob discusses: why global shares delivered a strong 3.5% positive return for March, how the global economy is performing, why Australian shares delivered a solid 2.3% gain, and how the Australian economy is travelling.

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Market Update – April 2021

Highlights: The vaccine rollout and vast sums of fiscal and monetary support are helping to accelerate economic growth and restore confidence. Global trade was disrupted when a giant container ship became lodged in the Suez Canal; Lloyd’s List estimated the loss of trade at around US$400 million per hour. European leaders are contending with a…

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Market Update – March 2021

Highlights: Economic data confirms a sufficiently V-shaped recovery, but growth has not been even across regions and downside risks remain. The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is set to move through congress and includes a third stimulus payment of $1,400 and extended unemployment insurance. Vaccine rollouts have been plagued by supply shortages in Europe, but…

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March Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Share markets respond positively to lower global virus cases and promised US fiscal support While the virus is still a threat and the global recovery remains patchy across countries, share markets are pricing in better prospects for 2021. Senior economist Bob Cunneen discusses.

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