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Economic and market update

May 2017

Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist and Jason Hazell, Head of Investment Communications.

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

They discuss:

  • Australian shares delivering a solid monthly performance
  • US and European share markets making strong gains in April
  • President Trump's bold promises of corporate tax cuts and higher infrastructure spending continuing to be supportive of US shares, and
  • the key political risk factors to watch in Europe, the Middle East and North Korea.

Read the May update Q&A (PDF)