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Economic and market update

September 2016

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

He discusses:

  • August featuring only mild gains for global shares
  • how positive and improved US economic activity has "strengthened" the case for increasing US interest rates
  • China's economic activity showing signs of stabilising, and
  • Australian shares slipping by 1.6% in August and the softening of the Australian dollar.

Read the August update Q&A (PDF)