craig james

CommSec

The International Monetary Fund tips global economic growth to lift from 3.6 per cent in 2017 to 3.7 per cent in 2018. The key issue is whether the low growth rates of prices and wages will continue, thus prompting central banks to remain on the monetary policy sidelines. Show More

Craig James

For the past 16 years we have produced “The Big Issues” report – a report that has sought to highlight the issues that are expected to influence the economy over the forthcoming 12 months. Show More

CommSec

Global sharemarkets were firmer in October. Media marked the 30th anniversary of the October 1987 sharemarket crash, but the news stories failed to spook investors. Major issues in focus over October include earnings results and discussion about the likelihood of President Trump getting tax cut legislation passed by Congress. There... Show More

CommSec

Overall, the year was remarkable for being unremarkable. At least as far as the economy and financial markets performed. The year started with the fall-out from Brexit. There was a domestic election and the US Presidential election. In 2017 there has been a raft of elections in Europe. And there... Show More