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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Market Update – February 2021

Highlights: Macroeconomic indicators remain robust, but vaccine supply delays in some regions and the emergence of new Covid-19 strains have dampened sentiment. The US congress is negotiating President Biden’s proposed US$1.9 trillion stimulus package, which includes US$1,400 payments to low-income workers. The EU has imposed tougher restrictions on visitors and the UK will introduce tighter…

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Market Update – January 2021

Highlights: Globally there were over 85 million confirmed Covid-19 cases at the start of January and over 20 million in the United States alone. Democrat wins in the Georgia runoff election will give the incoming Biden administration more flexibility with economic policy and the structure of further stimulus. Stricter lockdown measures were implemented throughout Europe,…

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Market Update – December 2020

Highlights: Joe Biden is the projected winner of the US presidential election, with the passing of the ‘safe harbour’ deadline making it hard for legal challenges to change the outcome. Globally there were over 60 million confirmed Covid-19 cases at the start of December and numbers continue to rise in the US, South America and…

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