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Global equities rebounded strongly last week, reflecting ongoing hopes of a US interest rate cut and signs that US trade tensions with Mexico at least would soon be resolved. And sure enough, Trump suspended planned tariffs on Mexico overnight following an apparent agreement to tackle illegal immigration. Sadly, the situation... Show More


Weekly comment Global trade tensions continued to dominate market sentiment over the past week, with bond yields and equities prices dropping further. Oil prices also fell while currencies remained steady and gold benefited from a flight to safety. Iron-ore also continued to impress, despite the trade wars. The focus of market attention... Show More

Shane Oliver

According to CoreLogic data Australian home price momentum has started the year on a solid note with capital city dwelling prices up 0.7% month on month in January or 10.7% year on year. As has been the case for the last four years this remains dominated by Sydney and Melbourne... Show More


CommSec Chief Economist Craig James takes a look at the economic events scheduled for the week ahead, including population data, residential home prices and the CBA Business Sales Indicator For more Economic Insights, visit: Show More