The COVID-19 pandemic remains a major feature on the global stage, but indicators suggest that there is economic expansion on the horizon.
Looking ahead, there has been a recovery in business conditions and confidence. Conversely, retail sales weakened in late September as households reduced their spending with the tapering of the JobKeeper program from October onwards.
The trade war between the United States and China continued during the September 2019 quarter as the US imposed new tariffs on goods imported from China.
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Investors should be thinking of single digit gains on a well-diversified portfolio but changing the way they achieve it. The shifting fortunes for bond and share markets through 2016 rewarded those investors with a risk-orientated portfolio and once again highlighted the benefits of diversification. A… Read More >>
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International share markets fall as uncertainty spikes Heightened concerns over the growth outlook for China proved to be the trigger for a collapse in international share markets during the September quarter. Financial markets were trading at stretched valuations, following years of near-zero interest rates and… Read More >>