Economic and market update
In the latest update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist reviews events in markets during August.
- 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)