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Economic and market update

January 2017

In the latest update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist reviews events in markets during December.

He discusses:

  • the major themes, which continued to be Trump’s promises of corporate tax cuts and infrastructure spending, as well as political risks in Europe
  • how global shares made strong gains as US shares surged to record highs, and
  • how Australian shares performed well as stronger iron ore and oil prices supported the Resources sector.

Read the December update Q&A (PDF)