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Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe.

Coronavirus and US elections disturb markets

- The coronavirus dominates news and economic outlook. Currently causing disruption to communities, economies and markets.
- The Democratic Party primaries have yet not yet identified a clear contender to run against President Trump in the US Presidential election in November.
- US economic data indicates the economy remains healthy, caveat being the coronavirus.

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Economic Update February 2020 https://www.infocus.com.au/news/economicupdatefeb/ https://www.infocus.com.au/news/economicupdatefeb/#respond Thu, 06 Feb 2020 04:11:22 +0000 https://www.infocus.com.au/?p=7895

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe.

Good start to year for markets.

- US trade deals signed
- Stronger China data
- Better than expected Australian data.

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Economic Update – January 2020 https://www.infocus.com.au/news/economic-update-january-2020/ https://www.infocus.com.au/news/economic-update-january-2020/#respond Mon, 06 Jan 2020 06:19:59 +0000 https://www.infocus.com.au/?p=7882

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe.

Optimism for share markets in 2020.

- Equity markets offer good growth and yield opportunities
- US-China tariff deal could be big news
- Clarity over Brexit gives more growth prospects.

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Economic Update – December 2019 https://www.infocus.com.au/news/economic-update-december-2019/ https://www.infocus.com.au/news/economic-update-december-2019/#respond Thu, 05 Dec 2019 02:04:11 +0000 https://www.infocus.com.au/?p=7876 economic-update

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe.

Optimism pervades year end

- Collective opinion that a US recession was imminent vanishes
- US Fed firmly on hold
- Westpac gets caught up in money laundering scams

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Economic Update – November 2019 https://www.infocus.com.au/news/economic-update-november-2019/ https://www.infocus.com.au/news/economic-update-november-2019/#respond Tue, 05 Nov 2019 00:59:43 +0000 https://www.infocus.com.au/?p=7870 economic-update

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. US data shows strength – US reporting season stronger than most expected – US Fed cuts rate in another split decision – RBA cuts rate to 0.75% We hope you find this month’s Economic Update […]

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Economic Update – October 2019 https://www.infocus.com.au/news/economic-update-october-2019/ https://www.infocus.com.au/news/economic-update-october-2019/#respond Thu, 03 Oct 2019 05:34:07 +0000 https://www.infocus.com.au/?p=7864 economic-update

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe.

Global share market recovers from August dip

- Australian property market appears to be stabilising
- US Fed cuts rate in split decision
- The RBA cuts again by 0.25%
- Europe returns to monetary stimulus

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Economic Update – September 2019 https://www.infocus.com.au/news/economic-update-september-2019/ https://www.infocus.com.au/news/economic-update-september-2019/#respond Tue, 03 Sep 2019 07:11:14 +0000 https://www.infocus.com.au/?p=7719

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. The key summary points are as follows:

Global share markets retreat from all-time highs
US consumers still leading the way
Currencies becoming the focus as trade tensions rise
The Australian jobs market holding firm

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Economic Update – August 2019 https://www.infocus.com.au/news/economic-update-august-2019/ https://www.infocus.com.au/news/economic-update-august-2019/#respond Mon, 05 Aug 2019 02:44:15 +0000 https://www.infocus.com.au/?p=7582

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe.

US Federal Reserve cuts rate

- US economic data strong
- Australia cuts rates too
- China data surprises on upside

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Economic Update – July 2019 https://www.infocus.com.au/news/economic-update-july-2019/ https://www.infocus.com.au/news/economic-update-july-2019/#respond Tue, 09 Jul 2019 01:42:26 +0000 https://www.infocus.com.au/?p=7528

Central banks go soft on monetary policy:

Australia cuts its benchmark rate
US Fed holds off on a cut but flags a couple are on the way
The US consumer still displaying confidence!

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Economic Update – June 2019 https://www.infocus.com.au/news/economic-update-june-2019/ https://www.infocus.com.au/news/economic-update-june-2019/#respond Mon, 03 Jun 2019 00:31:38 +0000 https://www.infocus.com.au/?p=7441

Too much talk of recessions!

Does anyone have a strong track record in predicting recessions?US and China ready to act. Australia likely to cut rate and give a fiscal boost...

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