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Economic Update February – infographic

February 2018 Take a visual tour of markets during January. There were strong gains in global shares, China's share market rocketed up, and government bond yields rose sharply in Europe…[..]

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Chart of the week: “Back to the future” on share volatility

  VIX Volatility Index Source: US Federal Reserve, St Louis  View larger chart US shares have been in turmoil since February 2nd. The announcement that US wages growth had accelerated…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – February 2018

Highlights: The global economy is benefiting from a broad-based, cyclical recovery, supported by higher levels of investment and accommodative monetary policy. The US economy ended 2017 on a slightly shaky…[..]

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Monetary Policy Decision – Statement by Philip Lowe, RBA Governor, February 2018

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. There was a broad-based pick-up in the global economy in 2017. A number of advanced…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – January 2018

Highlights: As was strongly anticipated by the market, the US Fed lifted the funds rate to 1.5% in mid-December. The US economy appears to be operating near capacity, with an…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – December 2017

Highlights: The global economy continues to generate synchronised growth and markets are expecting these conditions to continue into 2018. In the US, both houses of Congress have approved bills to…[..]

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Monetary Policy Decision – Statement by Philip Lowe, RBA Governor, December 2017

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. Conditions in the global economy have improved over 2017. Labour markets have tightened and further…[..]

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November Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Which key events have been driving markets? Watch this video of NAB Asset Management's Senior Economist Bob Cunneen talking to Head of Investment Communications Jason Hazell to find out. They…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – November 2017

Highlights: Recent economic data continues to show that the major economies are all growing and that global growth is accelerating. In Japan, the recent elections returned Prime Minister Shizo Abe’s…[..]

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Monetary Policy Decision – Statement by Philip Lowe, RBA Governor, November 2017

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. Conditions in the global economy are continuing to improve. Labour markets have tightened and further…[..]

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October 4 minute Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Which key events have been driving markets? Watch this video of NAB Asset Management's Senior Economist Bob Cunneen talking to Global Equities Portfolio Manager Myooran Mahalingam to find out. They…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – October 2017

Highlights: Economic data released over the past month has continued to give investors optimism that the global economy is experiencing synchronised growth for the first time in many years. Investor…[..]

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October 2017 Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. Conditions in the global economy have improved. Labour markets have tightened and above-trend…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – September 2017

Highlights: Economic data released over the past month has continued to paint a relatively good picture of global growth with most of the major economies experiencing accelerating economic growth in…[..]

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September Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Which key events have been driving markets? Watch this video of NAB Asset Management's Senior Economist Bob Cunneen talking to Head of Investment Communications Jason Hazell to find out. They…[..]

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August Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Which key events have been driving markets? Watch this video of NAB Asset Management's Senior Economist Bob Cunneen talking to Head of Investment Communications Jason Hazell to find out. They…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – August 2017

Highlights; In a relatively quiet month for economic and policy news, global equity prices rose, helped by corporate earnings reports in the United States and Europe that were relatively strong.…[..]

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August 2017 Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. Conditions in the global economy are continuing to improve. Labour markets have tightened further and…[..]

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July Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist talks to Jason Hazell, Head of Investment Communications, about key events driving markets during June. They discuss: Australian shares posting a mild monthly…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – July 2017

Highlights: In June markets were influenced by political developments in the UK and US and more hawkish commentary from central bankers suggesting that soft inflation is only transitory. European equities…[..]

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July 2017 Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The broad-based pick-up in the global economy is continuing. Labour markets have tightened…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – June 2017

Highlights: Markets in May were heavily influenced by political developments in the major economies.  European equities returned 2.6% in May helped by Emmanuel Macron’s convincing win in the French Presidential…[..]

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May Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist talks to Jason Hazell, Head of Investment Communications, about key events driving markets during April. They discuss: Australian shares delivering a solid monthly…[..]

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June Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist talks to Myooran about key events driving markets during May. They discuss: Australian shares delivering a disappointing monthly performance US and European share…[..]

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June 2017 Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The broad-based pick-up in the global economy is continuing. Labour markets have tightened…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – May 2017

Highlights: Equity markets rose in April helped by political developments in Europe and solid US corporate earnings reports. In the United States, the technology-laden NASDAQ Composite Index rose to all-time…[..]

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May 2017 Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. There has been a broad-based pick-up in the global economy since last year.…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – April 2017

Highlights: In March, global equity markets were quite mixed. US shares and bonds traded sideways as Donald Trump’s promise to repeal of the Affordable Care Act failed to gain congressional…[..]

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April Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist talks to Jason Hazell, Head of Investment Communications, about key events driving markets during March. They discuss: the US Federal Reserve raising interest…[..]

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April 2017 Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. Conditions in the global economy have improved over recent months. Both global trade and industrial…[..]

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March Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist, talks about key events driving markets during February. He discusses: President Trump’s bold stimulus promises, the prospect of higher US…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – March 2017

Highlights: In February, global equity markets continued to trend higher boosted by optimism about US growth and reasonably good economic and corporate earnings data. In the United States, the Standard…[..]

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February Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist, reviews events in markets during January. He discusses: how US shares made record highs in January given President Trump’s promises…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – February 2017

Highlights: In January, global equity markets continued to rise with the US share market making fresh record highs as investors continued to react positively to Donald Trump’s election as 45th…[..]

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February 2017 Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. Conditions in the global economy have improved over recent months. Business and consumer…[..]

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January Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist, reviews events in markets during December. He discusses: the major themes, which continued to be Trump’s promises of corporate tax…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – January 2017

Highlights: In December global equity markets continued to make new highs as investors factored in stronger economic growth and higher corporate earnings in the United States following the US election…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – December 2016

Highlights: In November equity markets were boosted by Donald Trump’s election victory as investors bet that his policies will be better for business and likely to lead to stronger US…[..]

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December Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist, reviews events in markets during November. He discusses: how US shares and bond yields surged higher given President-elect Donald Trump's…[..]

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December 2016 Interest Rate Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace.…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – November 2016

Highlights: In October equity and bond markets were both a little weaker as investors worried about higher US interest rates and the outcome of the US elections. Crude oil prices…[..]

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November Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

  In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist, reviews events in markets during October. He discusses: the softer performance of global shares how the prospect for higher…[..]

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Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace.…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – October 2016

Highlights: In September equity and bond markets were dominated by investor concerns around the timing of the next US interest rate hike. Crude oil prices rose 8% on talks from…[..]

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October Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist, reviews events in markets during September. He discusses: how European shares edged lower due to the concerns over the health…[..]

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Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace.…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – September 2016

Equities traded in a relative tight range in August but finished modestly higher. Crude oil prices recovered 7.5% on talks of possible production freezes from OPEC and non-OPEC countries when…[..]

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September Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Porfolio Specialist, reviews events in markets during August. He discusses: August featuring only mild gains for global shares how positive and improved…[..]

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Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision – September 2016

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace.…[..]

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August Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Porfolio Specialist, reviews events in markets during July. He discusses: July’s surprisingly strong global share gains the global share markets being supported…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – August 2016

Highlights; Following the sell-off in equities after the UK’s Brexit decision, equities staged a strong recovery in July, helped by expectations of more central bank stimulus measures in the major…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – July 2016

Highlights: After strong rises in equity prices off the lows in February, developed market equities were weaker in June, following the decision by voters in the UK to elect to…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – June 2016

Highlights; The recovery in equity and commodity prices from February lows continued into May with the third straight month of equity and commodity price rises. Oil prices continued to move…[..]

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May Economic Update with John Owen

In the latest update, John Owen, Portfolio Specialist reviews events in markets during April. He discusses: Australia’s share market performing very well, outperforming its global peers how the improvement in…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – May 2016

 Welcome to the May edition of the Market Update. The recovery in equity and commodity prices continued in April helped by reasonable economic data and commentary from central banks, whilst…[..]

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May 2016 – Reserve Bank Cut Interest Rates to Record Low

At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.75 per cent, effective 4 May 2016. This follows information showing inflationary pressures are lower than…[..]

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April Economic Update with John Owen

In the latest update, John Owen, Portfolio Specialist reviews events in markets during March. He discusses: how after a weak start to the new calendar year, asset class returns were…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – April 2016

Highlights: Equity and commodity markets continued to recover off their mid-February lows helped by reasonable economic data, supportive central banks and improved sentiment: Oil prices continued to move higher, up…[..]

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March Economic Update with John Owen

John Owen, Portfolio Specialist, discusses market volatility, developments in China and how MLC's portfolios are positioned. In the latest update, John reviews events in markets during February. He discusses: how…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – March 2016

Highlights; Global equity markets continued to correct through February but stage an early March recovery Oil prices staged a strong recovery from mid-February – up 37% China economic data continued…[..]

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March 2016 – the Reserve Bank leaves interest rates unchanged at 2 per cent

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.0 per cent. Recent information suggests that the global economy is continuing to grow, though at…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – February 2016

Highlights; Global equity markets were sharply lower in January Oil price volatility was the dominate reason for the global uncertainties China economic data marginally weaker but signs of stabilisation emerging…[..]

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February Economic Update with John Owen

John Owen, Portfolio Specialist, discusses market volatility, developments in China and how MLC's portfolios are positioned. In the latest update, John reviews events in markets during January. He discusses: the…[..]

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February 2016 – the Reserve Bank leaves interest rates unchanged at 2 per cent

February 2016 – the Reserve Bank leaves interest rates unchanged at 2 per cent[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – January 2016

Highlights; Global equity markets correct in December – although Australia was a strong performer Oil prices continue to weaken China stock market volatility, and weaker economic data, creates deflationary fears…[..]

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January Economic Update with John Owen

John Owen, Portfolio Specialist, discusses subdued share markets, the impact of monetary policy and how MLC's portfolios are positioned. In the latest update, John reviews events in markets during December.…[..]

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Why have markets been so weak in 2016 so far?

John Owen discusses: The new calendar year has started on a particularly bleak note with widespread share market falls recorded in the first week of trading.The following table shows the…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – December

Highlights; Global equity markets performances diverge significantly in November – Europe and Japan strong performers China economic data shows further signs of stabilisation US economic data continues to provide clear…[..]

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December economic update with John Owen

John Owen, Portfolio Specialist, discusses easing global share market returns, developments in China and how MLC's portfolios are positioned. In the latest update, John reviews events in markets during November.…[..]

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December 2015 – the Reserve Bank leaves interest rates unchanged at 2 per cent

Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.0 per cent. The global economy is expanding…[..]

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November economic update with John Owen

November economic update with John Owen John Owen, Portfolio Specialist, discusses the global share market recovery, why caution is still waranted from an Australian perspective and how MLC's portfolios are…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update – November

Highlights; Global equity markets staged a sharp recovery through October China cut interest rates for the sixth time in 12 months US economic data remains positive US Federal Reserve provides…[..]

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November 2015 – the Reserve Bank leaves interest rates unchanged at 2 per cent

Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.0 per cent. The global economy is expanding…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update October

Highlights; Global equity markets continued their sharp correction China economic data stabilised in September US economic data remains positive although impacted by USD strength US Federal Reserve delays decision on…[..]

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October economic update with John Owen

John Owen, Portfolio Specialist, discusses the recent volatility of global and Australian share markets and how MLC's portfolios are positioned. In the latest update, John reviews events in markets during…[..]

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October 2015 – the Reserve Bank leaves interest rates unchanged at 2 per cent

Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.0 per cent. The global economy is expanding…[..]

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September economic update with John Owen

John Owen, Portfolio Specialist, discusses the recent volatility of global and Australian share markets and how MLC's portfolios are positioned. In the latest update, John reviews events in markets during…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update September

Highlights; Global equity markets in sharp correction China’s weaker economic data unsettles investors US economic data continues to improve Focus on timing of the US Federal Reserve’s commencement of normalising…[..]

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September 2015 – the Reserve Bank leaves interest rates unchanged at 2 per cent

Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.0 per cent. The global economy is expanding…[..]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update August

The Pulse The Greece debt crisis has diminished as a concern for investors China’s Shanghai Composite Index remains volatile US economic data continues a positive trend Further positive growth signs…[..]

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