Weekly Market Update 18 May 2018

Weekly Market Update 18 May 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share marketswere mixed last week with Japanese and Chinese shares up 0.8% and Australian shares up 0.5%, but Eurozone shares flat weighed down by a fall in Italian shares and US shares down 0.5% on …

Weekly Market Update 27 April 2018

Weekly Market Update 27 April 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Shares were flat to up over the last week. Eurozone shares rose 0.5% and Japanese and Australian shares rose 1.4% whereas US shares were flat despite good earnings results and Chinese shares fell 0.1%. Despite …

Weekly Market Update 20 April 2018

Weekly Market Update 20 April 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week The news flow was less dominated by politics this week and more by positive economic developments which gave share markets a boost. US shares were up by 0.5% (and have recovered around 4% from post-tariff March …

Weekly Market Update 13 April 2018

Weekly Market Update 13 April 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets rose over the last week as, while volatility remained high, not helped by worries about a missile strike on Syria and the FBI raiding President Trump’s lawyer’s office, trade war risks receded. US shares …

Weekly Market Update 29 March 2018

Weekly Market Update 29 March 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets were mixed over the last week. Worries about increased regulation of technology stocks, possible restrictions on Chinese investment in US technology companies and a continuing rise in bank funding costs all caused volatility, …

Econosights – The end of Japanese stagnation?

Econosights – The end of Japanese stagnation? Key points Years of low growth and inflation are gradually turning around in Japan thanks to the slow-moving impacts of Abenomics combined with a strong global economy. A lift in growth and employment reforms are increasing participation in the labour market, adding to …

Weekly Market Update 23 March 2018

Weekly Market Update 23 March 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets fell sharply over the last week not helped initially by tech stocks due to a privacy breach at Facebook and then later in the week after President Trump proposed tariffs on US$50bn of …

Where are we in the unlisted commercial property cycle?

Where are we in the unlisted commercial property cycle? Key points Australian unlisted commercial property returns have been very strong this decade thanks largely to the “search for attractive yield” by investors. This return driver is expected to start to fade but rising rents, particularly in the south-east office markets, …

Weekly Market Update 16 March 2018

Weekly Market Update 16 March 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets were a bit messy over the last week as instability in the Trump Administration and worries about US trade barriers, particularly in relation to China, continued. US shares fell 1.2%, Eurozone shares were flat, …

Weekly Market Update 9 March 2018

Weekly Market Update 9 March 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Despite a bit of volatility around the US tariff issue and the Italian election, share markets bounced back over the last week as it all turned out less bad, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and …