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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 [...]

20 05, 2016

International News (Issue 400) – 20 May 2016

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International News – 20 May 2016   The big global news was the release of last months US Federal Reserve meeting, which seemed to take an ever so slightly more hawkish tone than the market had expected.   The suggestion US rates might rise sooner (perhaps June) saw the US dollar surge mid-week, continuing a [...]

1 04, 2016

International News (Issue 393) – 1 April 2016

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International News – 1 April 2016     China’s official manufacturing PMI figures came in at 50.2 for March providing a welcome and unexpected rebound from February’s reading of 49, which was the lowest reading since 2011.   The positive PMI figure far exceeded the economists forecast of 49.4.   The world’s second largest economy returned [...]

18 03, 2016

International News (Issue 391) – 18 March 2016

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International News – 18 March 2016   I guess the main news from offshore this week was the relative ‘dovishness’ of the US Federal Reserve, who met on Wednesday night Australian time.   Though no one expected a rate hike, the commentary out of the ‘Fed’ pointed to a slower trajectory for US interest rate [...]

4 03, 2016

International News (Issue 389) – 4 March 2016

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International News – 4 March 2016 Being the start of the month there was the usual slew of economic data released worldwide, in this case for February.   Chinese manufacturing activity remained in the doldrums and service sector activity also somewhat worryingly continued to slow its pace of growth.   I am watching for Monday’s [...]