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Quarterly Market Outlook - September 2010

Global Economic Conditions Overview

Introduction

The final quarter of the 2009/10 financial year was marked by increasing uncertainty regarding the pace of global recovery... [ Full Review ]

Australia

Australia’s economy continues along a moderate growth path amid an uncertain global outlook... [ Full Review ]

United States

The US economy continued to grow over the June quarter, although the pace of recovery is showing signs of moderation... [ Full Review ]

Europe

Europe’s financial woes have been the focus of much attention over the June quarter... [ Full Review ]

Japan

The Japanese economy continues to struggle under ongoing deflation and a compromising fiscal and monetary policy position...

[ Full Review ]

Emerging Markets

Asia continues to shake off tension in global financial markets, recording strong growth in the first half of 2010... [ Full Review ]

Investment Sectors Overview

Australian Shares

Following modest returns over the first 3 months of the year, the All Ordinaries Accumulation Index (including dividends) fell 11.0% over the June quarter, almost mirroring returns in the US market... [ Full Review ]

International Equities

With the exception of a handful of South East Asian markets, all the major global market indices fell over the June quarter...

[Full Review ]

Property Securities

The Australian REITs sector had a relatively strong quarter, outperforming equities by around 10%... [Full Review ]

Fixed Interest and Cash

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) affected two consecutive 0.25% rate rises in April and May before leaving the cash rate unchanged at 4.5% in its June meeting... [ Full Review ]

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