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Chart of the week: China's Great Wall against Trump's trade war

20 September 2018

Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses some of the key Chinese monetary measures forming critical parts of the Great Wall’s defence against President Trump’s trade threat.

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Infographic: The economic ups and downs of 2018

17 September 2018

As an export and service economy, Australia is dependent on a prosperous global economy. Here are the main 2018 flashpoints we need to keep watching.

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Chart of the week: Is there any hope for the Pacific Peso?

13 September 2018

After a period of remarkable calm over recent years, the Australian dollar has fallen sharply against the US dollar over the past six months. Hardly surprising given the conventional wisdom. 

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Economic and market update video

September 2018

Which key events have been driving markets? Watch this video of Senior Economist Bob Cunneen in discussion with Portfolio Specialist, Sinead Rafferty.

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Chart of the week: Wall street's sentiment is all 'trumped up' again.

6 September 2018

Investor surveys and market positioning measures suggest that investor optimism on US shares may be overly confident.

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Chart of the week: Is global economic growth starting to fade?

28 August 2018

Senior economist Bob Cunneen discusses some of the problems
casting a shadow over global growth.

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Chart of the week: A slow train is coming for Australian wages

22 August 2018

Why is higher wages growth becoming more likely for the Australian workforce? Senior Economist Bob Cunneen explains.

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Economic and market update video

August 2018

Which key events have been driving markets? Watch this video of Senior Economist Bob Cunneen in discussion with Portfolio Specialist, Sinead Rafferty.

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Chart of the week: A Turkish bath for global markets? 

17 August 2018

European financial shares are proving acutely sensitive to Turkey's current turbulence. Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses.

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Chart of the week: Australia's waiting game on interest rates 

10 August 2018

Is the RBA set to raise interest rates over the coming year? Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses.

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Chart of the week: Italy's 'La Dolce Vita' has turned sour

31 July 2018

Measuring European industrial production as a whole camouflages the wide divergence in performances across the continent. Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses.

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Infographic: 2017-2018 financial year in review

27 July 2018

Take a visual tour of markets during the 2017-2018 financial year - a good year for investors despite rising trade tensions.

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Chart of the week: US's inflation fate with higher tariffs

25 July 2018

Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses how the ‘Trump tariffs’ could force the US Fed to accelerate the pace of interest rate rises.

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Chart of the week: Is the US's labour market running on empty?

11 July 2018

Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses the statistics which suggest that the US labour market has run out of available workers to fill job vacancies

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Economic and market update video

July 2018

Which key events have been driving markets? Watch this video of Senior Economist Bob Cunneen in discussion with Portfolio Specialist, Sinead Rafferty.

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Chart of the week: The Australian dollar still needs to 'Mind the Gap' on interest rates

5 July 2018

The Australian dollar has been surprisingly resilient against the US dollar for the past financial year, but it is likely to come under pressure over the coming months. Senior Economist Bob Cunneen explains why.

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2017-2018 financial year in review

July 2018

With the close of the financial year, it’s time to review what’s happened in investment markets. MLC’s portfolio specialist John Owen provided this comprehensive review.

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Chart of the week: Australian house prices as 'a tale of two cities'

25 June 2018

Australia’s housing boom over the past four years has seen contrasting fortunes. Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses. 

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Chart of the week: Australia is still underperforming on underemployment

18 June 2018

Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses the impact of Australia's underemployment rate on wages growth and inflation.

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Infographic - economic and market update - May 2018

June 2018

Take a visual tour of markets during May. There were mild gains overall in global shares. While Wall Street benefited from the robust US corporate profit performance, European shares fell sharply following concerns over political stability in Italy and Spain.

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Economic and market update video

June 2018

Which key events have been driving markets? Watch this video of Senior Economist Bob Cunneen in discussion with Portfolio Specialist, Sinead Rafferty.

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Chart of the week: Australia's economic growth accelerates but watch out for those brakes

7 June 2018

Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses why the Australian economy can expect to maintain a reasonable growth speed but is likely to trail in the wake of faster global growth.

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Chart of the week: ‘The Italian job’ on bond spreads and budget balances

30 May 2018

Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses why bond investors have now become alarmed about Italy's budget discipline.

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Chart of the week: Do employees have the confidence to push for higher wages?

21 May 2018

Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses the promising signs that wages growth is set to accelerate from the current sluggish annual page.

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Infographic - economic and market update - April 2018

May 2018

Take a visual tour of markets during April. There were solid gains in global shares, sharp increases in American government bond yields, and robust gains in oil prices.

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Economic and market update video

May 2018

Which key events have been driving markets? Watch this video of Senior Economist Bob Cunneen in discussion with Portfolio Specialist, Sinead Rafferty.

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Chart of the week: The 'end of cheap money' is coming

7 May 2018

Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses how global growth and share markets have benefitted from 'cheap money' over recent years.

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Infographic - economic and market update - March 2018

April 2018

Take a visual tour of markets during March. There were falls in global shares again, technology shares weakened sharply, and the Australian dollar declined.

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Economic and market update video

April 2018

Which key events have been driving markets? Watch this video of Senior Economist Bob Cunneen in discussion with Global Equities and Listed Property Portfolio Manager, Myooran Mahalingam.

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Chart of the week: Australia's inflation is set to move higher

19 April 2018

Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses how rising capacity utilisation is suggesting that Australia’s economic growth and inflation rates are set to rise.

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Chart of the week: Australia's confidence makes a comeback

16 April 2018

Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses the encouraging signs shown in recent business confidence and consumer sentiment surveys.

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Chart of the week: Wall Street’s confidence stirred but not completely shaken

10 April 2018

Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses why investor confidence has fallen recently.

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Chart of the week: A shopping list of reasons for Australia’s soft retail spending

4 April 2018

Senior Economist Bob Cunneen identifies why Australian consumers have had a lack of appetite to spend.

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Chart of the week: Is the 'Trump Trade' now a 'Trade War' against wall street?

27 March 2018

Senior Economist Bob Cunneen looks at why US share prices have fallen recently following the positive impact of President Trump’s election. 

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Chart of the week: Could America's 'sweet spot' of strong jobs and mild wages turn sour?

13 March 2018

Senior Economist Bob Cunneen looks at whether America’s labour and financial markets may only be experiencing temporary bliss.

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Economic and market update video

March 2018

Which key events have been driving markets? Watch this video of NAB Asset Management's Senior Economist Bob Cunneen in discussion with Head of Investment Communications Jason Hazell.

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Infographic - economic and market update - February 2018

March 2018

Take a visual tour of markets during February. There were sharp falls in global shares, strong rises in US government bond yields, and the Australian dollar declined.

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Chart of the week: Trump's 'trade war' shows the deficit in goods and goodwill

6 March 2018

Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses why Trump’s ‘trade war’ may not actually be good for America

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Chart of the week: ‘Made in Australia’ makes a comeback

26 February 2018

Senior Economist Bob Cunneen comments on the improvement to Australia’s manufacturing survey.

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Infographic - economic and market update - February 2018

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 and the US.

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

12 February 2018

Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses how, despite a period of tranquillity, the VIX is now showing a return to higher market volatility.

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Economic and market update video

February 2018

Which key events have been driving markets? Watch this video of NAB Asset Management's Senior Economist Bob Cunneen in discussion with Head of Investment Communications Jason Hazell.

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Chart of the week: Wall Street finally awakes to a "clear and present danger"

5 February 2018

Senior Economist Bob Cunneen discusses why rising bond yields are the driver behind the recent market fall on Wall Street.

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Chart of the week: The American Dollar is hardly a “very stable genius”

29 January 2018

Senior Economist Bob Cunneen looks at the potential factors behind the US dollar’s performance

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Infographic - 2017 year in review

January 2018

Take a visual tour of investment markets in  2017 – a very rewarding year for investors.

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Chart of the week: "Irrational exuberance” should be warning for investors

22 January 2018

NAB Asset Management’s Bob Cunneen discusses why surging US sharemarkets and high investor sentiment should be a warning to investors.

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Economic and market update video

January 2018

Which key events have been driving markets? Watch this video of NAB Asset Management's Senior Economist Bob Cunneen in discussion with Head of Investment Communications Jason Hazell.

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Chart of the week: "We can't continue this love affair, Mr Bond"

15 January 2018

Senior Economist Bob Cunneen looks at the potential consequences for bond yields with central banks tapering back their quantitative easing.

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Chart of the week: "Is bitcoin the new Tulip Mania"

8 January 2018

This week, Senior Economist Bob Cunneen compares the volatility of Bitcoin prices to Tulip Mania in Holland during the 1600's.

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Infographic - economic and market update - December 2017

January 2018

Take a visual tour of markets during December. The Australian dollar rebounded strongly given higher commodity prices, and there were solid gains in global shares in December.

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3 minute economic and market update

December 2017

Which key events have been driving markets? Watch this video of Senior Economist Bob Cunneen talking to Head of Investment Communications Jason Hazell to find out.

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Infographic - economic and market update - October 2017

November 2017

Take a visual tour of markets during October. The Australian dollar declined against a stronger US dollar, and there were strong gains in the Australian and global share markets.

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3 minute economic and market update

November 2017

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.

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Infographic - economic and market update - September 2017

October 2017

Take a visual tour of markets during September. There were sharp gains in European shares and US shares hit new highs in September; while Australia's share market was flat, its economy reported improving data.

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4 minute economic and market update

October 2017

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.

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Infographic - economic and market update - August 2017

September 2017

In this months infographic we look at geopolitical tensions triggering market turbulence, and Europe’s currency making strong gains in September given strong business surveys and improving credit growth.

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3 minute economic and market update

September 2017

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.

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Infographic - economic and market update - July 2017

August 2017

In this months infographic we look at US shares achieving records highs and sharp increases in the price of key essentials in July.

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3 minute economic and market update

August 2017

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.

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Infographic - Economic and market update - June 2017

July 2017

Take a visual tour of markets during June. US shares achieved record highs in mid-June and the Australian dollar made strong gains against both the US dollar and Japanese yen.

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Economic and market update

July 2017

In the latest update, Bob Cunneen talks to Jason Hazell about key events driving markets during June.