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The global pandemic continues

The US has struggled to contain a widespread outbreak across many states, with new outbreaks having also occurred in parts of Europe, the UK, Australia, and Japan.

Virus-economy tug-of-war

Most countries are grappling with the tension between curbing the health effects of Covid-19 and minimising the economic damage of restrictions and lockdowns.
Concept of economic recession during the coronavirus crisis, downtrend stock and man with mask background

Pandemic infects global economy

Covid-19 has undoubtedly been the most dramatic black swan or unexpected shock since the 9/11 terrorist attack.

Pandemic infects the global economy

COVID-19 has undoubtedly been the most dramatic “black swan” or unexpected shock since the 9/11 terrorist attack. The threat has rapidly shifted from an outbreak in China, where the principal economic concern was the impact of Chinese manufacturer shutdowns on the rest of the world, to a global pandemic.

Gearing up for life after COVID-19

Financial markets have staged a remarkable recovery since the depths of the sell-off a month ago.
Concept of economic recession during the coronavirus crisis, downtrend stock and man with mask background

Covid-19 – Market contagion?

Market Update (Please note this column was prepared on 17 March, 2020) In the last few weeks global sharemarkets have substantially retraced their early momentum...
Optimistic start for investment markets

Optimistic start for investment markets

Inflation remains subdued, central banks remain committed to low interest rates, and trade tensions between the US and China have de-escalated

Central Banks committed to low interest rates

Investment Market Update, quarter ended 31 December, 2019. The last quarter of 2019 heralded a stake shift in sentiment within financial markets. The mood...

The consumer is king

The past quarter saw a substantial improvement in financial market sentiment. At the start of the period recessionary risks were being constantly highlighted.
Central Banks soothe nerves

Central Banks soothe nerves

Investors could understandably be nervous given geopolitical noise, and the resulting volatility they’ve seen in markets over the last quarter.

Central banks drive markets

Investors should be very satisfied with returns over the last quarter. As central banks around the world continued to cut official cash rates and increase

Pre-emptive stimulus supports expansion

The US economic expansion is now 121 months long, twice as long as any expansion post-World War II.

Rates returning to zero

Global economic growth, and in particular growth in developed economies, has been pared back significantly since December 2018.