Economy

Pause on vaccines but not markets

AMP Capital weekly market review sees uncertainty remaining on the side-effects of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine but markets still move ahead 22 March 2021 | Diana Mousina, AMP Capital US shares started the week strongly […]

Economy

Wages grow from a low base

ABS data shows Australian wages increased in the December quarter but don’t read too much into the figures 24 February 2021 | Staff Writers Figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show […]

Economy

Job data not all good

The latest release of official Australian unemployment figures shows a good rise in full time employment but the number of paid hours worked has fallen 18 February 2021 | Staff Writers The Australian Bureau of […]

Economy

A better outlook

Still far from upbeat about the economy the Reserve Bank of Australia is more optimistic about conditions than three months ago 6 November 2020 | Richard Colleville The Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) quarterly Statement […]

Finance

This downturn is different

Five reasons why this downturn and subsequent recovery are different. And where are we in the Australian recovery now? 30 October 2020 | Shane Oliver, AMP Capital (Image: Riho Kroll) From the get-go back in March, as […]

Finance

Markets rise as US coronavirus trends lower

But policymakers are faced with the reality of high long-term unemployment and that government stimulus will be needed well beyond the health crisis   15 August 2020 | Shane Oliver, AMP Capital (Image: M Gonzalez) Major global […]

Finance

Markets retreat as concerns mount

Global share markets started the past week off strongly with US shares breaking out to new recovery highs, but gains were partly reversed later in the week 26 July 2020 | Shane Oliver, AMP Capital (Image Jason Mowry) […]

Finance

Deep V recovery

Some good data suggests a recovery from the dramatic COVID-19 economic lows but there are still plenty of variables and risks 21 June 2020 | Shane Oliver, AMP Capital (Image: Shownen) The past week has seen an avalanche […]

News

Housing market back in boom-time mode

Australia’s two biggest residential property markets have recorded their best weekend auction results of the year-to-date 24 February 2020 | Dr Andrew Wilson, My Housing Market More strong auction results were recorded on Saturday with […]