January Economic Update with John Owen

Published: January 15, 2016

John Owen, Portfolio Specialist, discusses subdued share markets, the impact of monetary policy and how MLC's portfolios are positioned. In the latest update, John reviews events in markets during December. He discusses: share markets concluding the year on a subdued note, with most recording negative returns in December how monetary policy remained an important influence […]

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Why have markets been so weak in 2016 so far?

Published: January 13, 2016

John Owen discusses: The new calendar year has started on a particularly bleak note with widespread share market falls recorded in the first week of trading. The following table shows the returns (in local currencies) for the week to the end of trading on Friday 8 January 2016 for a number of share markets and […]

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December 2015 – the Reserve Bank leaves interest rates unchanged at 2 per cent

Published: December 1, 2015

Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.0 per cent. The global economy is expanding at a moderate pace, with some softening in conditions in the Asian region, continuing US growth and a recovery in Europe. Key commodity prices are […]

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November economic update with John Owen

Published: November 18, 2015

John Owen, Portfolio Specialist, discusses the global share market recovery, why caution is still waranted from an Australian perspective and how MLC's portfolios are positioned. In the latest update, John reviews events in markets during October. He discusses: how share markets performed strongly in October, going some way to recovering the losses of the previous […]

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November 2015 – the Reserve Bank leaves interest rates unchanged at 2 per cent

Published: November 4, 2015

Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.0 per cent. The global economy is expanding at a moderate pace, with some further softening in conditions in the Asian region, continuing US growth and a recovery in Europe. Key commodity prices […]

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October economic update with John Owen

Published: October 8, 2015

John Owen, Portfolio Specialist, discusses the recent volatility of global and Australian share markets and how MLC's portfolios are positioned. In the latest update, John reviews events in markets during September. He discusses: how share market returns moved into negative territory for the second consecutive month the weakness in overseas markets spreading to Australia where […]

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September economic update with John Owen

Published: September 11, 2015

John Owen, Portfolio Specialist, discusses the recent volatility of global and Australian share markets and how MLC's portfolios are positioned. In the latest update, John reviews events in markets during August. He discusses: August being another challenging month for investors as share markets around the globe lost ground and displayed considerable day to day volatility […]

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September 2015 – the Reserve Bank leaves interest rates unchanged at 2 per cent

Published: September 1, 2015

Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.0 per cent. The global economy is expanding at a moderate pace, with some further softening in conditions in China and east Asia of late, but stronger US growth. Key commodity prices are […]

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August economic update with Myooran Mahalingham

Published: August 19, 2015

Myooran Mahalingam, Portfolio Manager, Global Equities and Listed Property reviews events in Australian and overseas markets during July. In the latest update, Myooran discusses: What a difference a month makes, with July a good month for investors with gains recorded by most of the world’s major share markets How despite the formulation of a last […]

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July economic update with John Owen

Published: July 16, 2015

John Owen, Portfolio Specialist, discusses the recent falls of the world's major share markets, the continuing Greece crisis and how MLC's portfolios are positioned. In the latest update, John reviews events in markets during June. He discusses: how June was a difficult month for investors, with falls recorded by all of the world’s major share […]

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