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9 09, 2016

International News (Issue 416) – 9 September 2016

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International News  – 9 September 2016 US employment figures on Friday were a focus and came in with the supposedly ‘perfect’ mix of not too strong and not too weak – not too strong to force the Federal Reserve into a September interest-rate hike, nor too weak to concern us about the economy. Of more [...]

29 07, 2016

International News (Issue 410) – 29 July 2016

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International News – 29 July 2016   The Federal Reserve posted a more upbeat assessment of the US economy this week, indicating unsurprisingly that risks to the downside had ‘diminished’.   What was perhaps surprising was the continued apathy in global bond markets after the assessment, with US interest rate markets continuing to price in [...]

8 07, 2016

International News (Issue 407) – 8 July 2016

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  International News – 8 July 2016   In the UK the aftermath of BREXIT was felt across the property sector with major British REIT’s, insurers and banks all falling further during the week.   The driver for these falls was news that 5 or 6 major British property funds had restricted client redemptions in [...]

8 04, 2016

International News (Issue 394) – 8 April 2016

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International News – 8 April 2016   Though global sharemarkets were poor again this week, the newsflow at the margin seemed to improve.   In China, last months Foreign Exchange reserves improved month-on-month, indicating some degree of short-term success by the authorities there in managing risks of a currency run.   Oil prices also pushed [...]

22 01, 2016

International News (Issue 383) – 22 January 2016

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  International News - 22 January 2016   Hmm.   There was a lot of noise, but most of it related to trading activity as opposed to fundamentals.   The Japanese and European share-markets in particular broke down through key trend-lines (much like the ASX200 sadly) and seemingly breaking trends that had been in place [...]