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Quarterly Market Outlook - December 2010

Global Economic Conditions Overview


There were several contradictory forces at play in the global economy over the September quarter... [ Full Review ]


The Australian economy continues to expand at trend pace despite the ongoing difficulties faced in the majority of the developed world... [ Full Review ]

United States

In the US, recently released data continues to point to a fragile economic recovery. Unemployment remains stubbornly high at close to 10% and employment growth is weak... [ Full Review ]


Throughout Europe, concerns over the sovereign debt situation continued to take the focus off economic data releases... [ Full Review ]


The Japanese economy made headlines in September due to a leadership challenge for the prime ministership...

[ Full Review ]

Emerging Markets

Emerging Asian economies continue to expand by rapid rates in comparison to the developed world... [ Full Review ]

Investment Sectors Overview

Australian Shares

The Australian equity market rose for the fifth quarter out of the last six during the July to September period... [ Full Review ]

International Equities

Despite high volatility in market returns from month to month, global equity markets rose strongly during the September quarter...

[Full Review ]

Property Securities

The Australian REITs tracked sideways over the September quarter after a strong outperformance of equities in the first half of 2010... [Full Review ]

Fixed Interest and Cash

There has been very little change in short term interest rates in Australia. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has left the official interest rate on hold at 4.5% since its May meeting... [ Full Review ]

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